Farrago Magazine

College Dropout

At the University of Melbourne, 7.5 per cent of all first-year students leave their courses.

Failure to Protect

International students are increasingly voicing concerns regarding underpayment.

String of Robberies Target International Students at Parkville Campus

“I was so terrified, as if I were dreaming.” Mary, an international graduate student in Melbourne University was robbed of her iPhone on Grattan Street at 9.10pm on Tuesday night. “My last lecture ended at 9pm,” she said. She was frightened to walk home alone that she checked time on her phone and held it tightly. […]

Chainlink Ceiling

Funding barriers at The University of Melbourne are preventing refugees and asylum seekers from pursuing an education. A recent report by the Refugee Council of Australia has found asylum seekers and refugees are blocked out of the education system due to funding restrictions. It paints a damning picture of tertiary institutions’ funding allocations. This is particularly […]

Something Like Lonely

Being a foreigner, especially one without the local language, is hard.

An open letter to Four Corners

A while back, you aired a program presenting all the ways international students are ostensibly lowering the standards of Australian universities.

Academology: International Students

Many international students who study in postgraduate courses are struggling with their studies in the first month of semester, asserting it is largely a result of unexpected language difficulties. Several of these students come from Asian countries. Students such as Hannah Huang, who studies engineering, feel anxious about final academic results. “Although there are still […]