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Why aren't there more female surgeons?

“I think people still expect surgeons to be gruff, old men.” says surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp. Only 8.5% of Australia’s surgeons are female, so why are Australian women shying away from the profession?

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What kind of scientist are you?

The University of Newcastle Science degrees mean you can become whatever type of scientist you like. Get your career inspiration right here, with the 10 different types of scientists you could become.

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How to become an entrepreneur

We spoke to three different entrepreneurs to get the inside scoop on what it takes to succeed in the startup game. We’ll take you through how to become an entrepreneur, and the things you need to consider before you start working for yourself.

Why you need to fail

Participation ribbons and ‘A for effort’ medals are teaching today’s young people to fear failure… and that’s doing us way more harm than good.

Am I ready for university?

Are you ready for tertiary study?

Are you asking yourself, ‘Am I ready for university?’ Wonder no more with this quiz. We’ll teach you whether you’re ready for university, or if you’ll take a different path – like a gap year, or alternative study pathways. 

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How to choose a degree when you're unsure

There’s so much pressure to choose your career straight out of high school. We’ve compiled some essential tips on how to choose a degree when you’re unsure.