News Centre archive - 2018

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Nirimba program gives high school students first foray into university

With the HSC just around the corner, 19 Western Sydney high school students have taken the chance to secure their university entrance before they even sit an exam.

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Take heart, charity stunts can make CEOs better people

Thousands of CEOs across the country will sleep “rough” tonight to raise money for homelessness. But is one night of sleeping rough enough to truly empathise with those who do it every night? And are CEOs who take part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout just doing it as a self-serving PR stunt?

Biruk Bagole

Refugee Week student profile: Biruk dreams of using his education to help others

Biruk Bagole is a talented sportsman, Arsenal fan, and hopes one day be a physiotherapist so he can work in an Ethiopian hospital and make a difference – he also happens to be a refugee.

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Explainer: why do people get haemorrhoids and how do you get rid of them?

You may think of piles as those dreaded things your mum said you’d get if you kept sitting on cold concrete. But actually, every healthy person has piles, or haemorrhoids.

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Could playing Fortnite lead to video game addiction? The World Health Organisation says yes, but others disagree

Could your child be addicted to playing video games? Maybe. If you’re a parent looking for tips on moderating your child’s gaming habits, read on.

Daniel Bennett

Refugee Week student profile: Resilience and persistence the key to success for asylum seeker student

Daniel Bennet can speak three languages, volunteers at the Royal North Shore Hospital, is studying for his second degree and has more than a decade experience in the banking sector – he also happens to be an asylum seeker.


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