SMS scnews item created by Leon Poladian at Fri 12 Sep 2014 1348
Type: Announce
Distribution: World
Expiry: 15 Sep 2014
Auth: leonp(.amstaff;2428.1001)@p713.pc.maths.usyd.edu.au

# Q and A Episode: Monday 15th September

We have another opportunity to raise our voice about university entry requirements, with
a Q&A (ABC TV) panel next week including Professor Ian Chubb, Brian Schmidt, Suzanne
Corey, Peter Doherty and Merita Cheng.

Deb King from Melbourne and co-convenor of the forum we held back in February havs
submitted a question for the panel and as I understand it, the number of likes
influences the choice of questions to be asked live.

Here is the link http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/latest-questions-by-date.htm 12 Sep 2014
12:28:01pm if you are quick the question should be at the top of the list, but later on
it will be pushed further down so you may have to look for it.

I hope that you will like it and encourage all your friends to do the same.

12 Sep 2014 12:28:01pm "Success in science and engineering degrees requires students to
have substantial mathematical skills, yet most universities have no mathematics
prerequisites opting instead for suggested prior knowledge.  Students must then use
their judgement to determine if their mathematical background is sufficient.

In a deregulated higher education system, these students will be amongst the highest
paying customers.  Is it reasonable to expect students to determine if their knowledge
is adequate, risking their future success, or in consumer terms, is this misleading