At 43, Louise Brinkmann never expected to be stuffing text books into a bag for her first day of class.
Graduates of some of Victoria’s top-rated universities have among the lowest rates of employment and starting pay.
If you’ve wandered past any university campus in recent weeks, you may have noticed a flurry of activity, and perhaps an army of parents and high school students making their way through a circus of stalls and performances.
There’s a lot of razzle-dazzle at university open days, from sample law lectures, hands-on science activities, tours of labs and drone demonstrations to competitions, film screenings and fairy floss.
Will your university degree get you a job?
When Swinburne Online launched in 2012, it attracted 2400 students. In the space of four years, this figure has grown fourfold, with almost 10,000 students enrolled this year.