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Selling Students Short
Author: Richard Hil

ISBN: 9781743318898
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1 May 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 1.8
Description:
More students than ever before go to university in Australia, however what they experience is vastly different from just a decade ago...

'For some years now I've had a gnawing concern that Australia's universities are in trouble - ethically, financially and pedagogically. Richard Hil has convinced me that it's even worse than I feared.' - Ben Eltham, New Matilda and Deakin University

More students than ever before go to university, and what they experience there is vastly different from even a decade ago. The hi-tech libraries, designer lecture theatres, funky cafes and elaborate sporting facilities hide a reality very different to all the marketing hype.

Class sizes have blown out, facilities are often inadequate, technology has increasingly replaced face-to-face teaching, and staff are weighed down by impossible workloads. Students work long hours in often low paid, casual jobs, feel lonely and isolated, and their education leaves them in debt for years.

Richard Hil lifts the lid on today's university experience, drawing on numerous studies as well as interviews with 150 st...

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