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Year 12 Accounting

FOOD FOR THOUGHT DINNER Institute of Chartered Accountants On Monday 19th May I was very fortunate to accompany 4 USC Year 12 Accounting students to a dinner event at the Adelaide Oval.     Each table included students, teachers and Chartered Accountants as table hosts. Apart from the fabulous food, stunning venue and wonderful company, […]

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Preparing students for an enhanced first year experience and beyond

Preparing students for an enhanced first year experience and beyond: A case study of a secondary school’s approach to learning and teaching. By Angela Di Sotto-Hames, Mathematics and International Students, University Senior College at Adelaide University Inc. Abstract Findings from the First Year Experience, 1994 to 2009 indicated that 51% of Australian university students felt […]

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Physics at The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing

Fibre Optics and Physics Impact ‘Optical Fibres’ are flexible transparent fibres made of glass. They have many applications in medicine and in communications. Light is kept in their core by ‘total internal reflection’; a phenomenon discussed in year 11 Physics.   Last term the year 11 Physics students at University Senior College (USC) had a […]

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Bringing Curriculum to Life

University Senior College Year 11 Psychology students were one of the first classes to enjoy the newly refurbished laboratories with their class study of ‘Brain and Behaviour’.  This included the practical component of dissecting of a sheep brain. Students were asked to look for similar structures in human brains in comparison to the sheep brain. […]

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