Issues Magazine

Issues Magazine 88

An overview of what's in this edition of Issues.
Do higher research qualifications help or hinder job-seekers? A recent ACER research project sought Australian labour market expectations and impressions from employers and prospective employees.
In the face of declining graduate numbers, the mathematical science community is advocating ways to increase careers awareness and improve teaching supply.
For 25 years John Prescott kept an eye on employment prospects for physicists, and his annual surveys were published in the The Australian Physicist by the Australian Institute of Physics. Five years on, he returns to the surveys.
Work-integrated learning is revealing international opportunities for both students and prospective employers.
A new online resource – the Work-Ready Wiki – is helping to prepare graduates for the workforce.
A STELR plan has been devised to arrest the decline in participation rates in upper secondary science and maths.
A university–government “research immersion” program is addressing the problem of student disengagement with science.
Three women working in the biotech industry give insight and aspiration in interviews they gave during National Science Week 2009.
The World-Wide Day in Science reveals hundreds of career pathways in science courtesy of student reporters.
The University of Sydney’s science faculty is overturning a culture marked by difficult transitions from secondary school to university.
A teacher and teacher-educator set aside labels of “novice” and “expert” when they collaborated in some general science teaching.