Good Universities Guide gives Notre Dame thumbs up

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Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 18-8-2010

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus

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The release of the 2011 edition of the Good Universities Guide to Australian Universities and Private Colleges has seen The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) awarded 5 star ratings, for the fourth year in a row, in the areas of Teaching Quality, Graduate Satisfaction, Getting a Job, Positive Graduate Outcomes and Generic Skills.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond, said she was delighted with the ratings the University had received from this highly influential publication.

Professor Hammond said the ratings were largely due to the University’s outstanding and committed staff and evidences the student-focus which underpins all University activities.

“For Notre Dame, graduating ‘industry ready’ graduates is paramount. A strong feature of our undergraduate courses is the extensive practicum and internship experiences offered, so it is very pleasing to have achieved excellent results once again in the areas of Positive Graduate Outcomes and Getting a Job,” said Vice Chancellor, Professor Hammond.

“The consistency of these significant results, in the areas of Teaching Quality, Graduate Satisfaction and Generic Skills, reflects the 100% commitment to pastoral care and the value we place on each individual student."

Pastoral care is at the heart of Notre Dame’s Objects which are: the provision of university education within a context of Catholic faith and values, the provision of an excellent standard of teaching, scholarship and research, training for the professions and pastoral care for its students.

The Good Universities Guide, now in its 19th edition, rates a university’s performance on a broad range of indicators and is the first port-of-call for students and institutions Australia-wide seeking in-depth information on higher education facilities throughout the country.

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