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Melbourne and Sydney in the top 10 best student cities

QS Rankings have recently announced their Best Student Cities list for 2015.  Then entire list include 50 cities around the world, Paris tops the list, with Melbourne a close second and Sydney in fourth place.  Melbourne has recently also been voted the World's Most Liveable City.

Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, and Auckland in New Zealand also all feature in the list.

NMIT changing to Melbourne Polytechnic

The Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE is in the process of rebranding itself to become Melbourne Polytechnic.  The college has been established in northern Melbourne for over 100 years, but during that time they have expanded to have a student population of around 70,000.  The number and type of courses have also changed over time with the introduction of more vocational degree qualifications and pathways to higher education.  It is for this reason that they have decided to change their name to better reflect their current offer.

Australia remains the most successful destination for expats

A recent survey has found that Australia is still the most successful destination for British expats.The seventh annual NatWest International Personal Banking Quality of Life index, undertaken by the Centre for Future Studies, found that 89% of Britons living in Australia reported an improved quality of life.

82% of those questioned said that their main reason for living in Australia was a better environment and quality of life for their children, with 73% saying that their health had improved in the new climate.

William Angliss Institute wins award for student employability

The Victorian International Education Awards this year brought success for a number of the colleges that we work with.  NMIT claimed the award for Excellence in International Education – TAFE, read more about that here, while William Angliss has won the award for Excellence in International Student Employability and Career Development.

NMIT wins Victorian International Education Award

The North Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) has recently won the 2014 award for Excellence in International Education – TAFE, within the state of Victoria.

The award is presented each year to the Victorian TAFE provider that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in it's delivery of TAFE courses to international students.

Australian cities come top in Global Liveability Ranking 2014

For the fourth year running, Melbourne has been awarded the highest ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability survey, with half of the top ten made up from cities in Australia and New Zealand.

As well as Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Auckland all feature.  Canada has also done well in the ranking, with three cities featuring in the top ten.


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