Alec Webb

REGIONAL VOICE MISSING ON ACCORD IMPLEMENTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

15 May 2024 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) commends the Government for establishing the Australian Universities Accord Implementation Advisory Committee. Alec Webb, Executive Director of RUN, said the Committee will undertake crucial engagement with the sector to inform the legislative design of the Australian Tertiary Education Commission (ATEC) and the new Managed Growth Funding System, […]

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CAN KICKED DOWN THE ROAD IN UNIVERSITY REFORMS

14 May 2024 The 2024-25 Budget is large on rhetoric and promises of sectoral reform but does little to address the pressing needs of Australia’s higher education sector, especially Australia’s regional universities. While the Regional Universities Network (RUN) is gladdened to see some recommendations from the Accord adopted in the Budget, especially those ensuring the

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PLACEMENT REFORMS INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

06 May 2024 Announcements from Minister Clare are the first step to realising the potential of Australia’s Universities Accord and will be welcomed by thousands of higher education students. The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has long advocated for the introduction of measures to ensure all students are able to undertake the mandatory placements components of

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UNIVERSITIES ACCORD DELIVERS FOR AUSTRALIA’S REGIONS

25 February 2024 The release of a major suite of proposed reforms targeting Australia’s world-class higher education system acknowledges the pivotal role that regional universities play in supporting regional Australians, communities, and workforces. The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the release of the final report of the Australian Universities Accord and congratulates Professor Mary O’Kane

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MYEFO CUTS UNDULY HIT REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

14 December 2023 The cuts outlined in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) disproportionately impact Australia’s regional universities and regional communities. The $56.3 million in savings by ceasing the Regional Research Collaboration Program represents over 50 per cent of the total savings from the Department of Education portfolio and will significantly impact Australia’s regional

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MIGRATION STRATEGY BRINGS WELCOMED CHANGES FOR REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES

11 December 2023 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the migration strategy released today by the Albanese Government.   Executive Director of RUN, Alec Webb said the focus of quality and integrity for the migration strategy is essential in ensuring Australia’s world leading international education sector remains at the top of the class.   “Australian

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CHANGES TO THE ARC ACT STRENGTHEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

01 December 2023 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the legislative amendments in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Amendment (Review Response) Bill 2023. Executive Director of RUN, Alec Webb said the proposed changes not only strengthen the integrity of the ARC but increase the transparency with which the ARC operates. “The acceptance of the recommendations

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INAUGURAL WINNERS OF THE RUN LEARNING AND TEACHING AWARDS ANNOUNCED

31 October 2023 An initiative to improve the ability of paramedicine students to learn the language of rural mental health and to understand how to monitor and respond to their own mental health has been awarded first prize in the inaugural Regional Universities Network (RUN) Learning and Teaching Awards. The RUN Learning and Teaching Awards

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REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES CELEBRATE THE REGIONAL PRECINCTS AND PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

22 August 2023 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the Albanese Government’s opening of the $400 million Regional Precincts and Partnerships grants program. RUN Executive Director Alec Webb said the Regional Precincts and Partnerships grants program can transform regional, rural, and remote Australia. “The Regional Precincts and Partnerships grants program is of vital importance in

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Interim University Accord Report Delivers Hope For Regional Australia

19 July 2023 Regional communities hoping for a major reform of Australia’s city-centric higher education ecosystem can be encouraged by key ideas proposed by the Australian Universities Accord Panel’s interim report. The Regional Universities Network (RUN) said the Panel clearly recognises the pivotal role of regional universities and is considering a variety of reforms to

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