What Is Life Really Like In Sydney, Australia?

What makes life in Sydney so attractive to the thousands who flock to the New South Wales capital every year, despite high living expenses?

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Overcrowded Sydney schools will wait longer for new space
The Sydney Morning Herald – http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/overcrowded-sydney-schools-will-wait-longer-for-new-space-20151027-gkjelt.html
“Schools on the north shore are so full that many, including Artarmon, Northbridge and Chatswood, are well above capacity and at Willoughby Public there are more than 2000 students on a site shared with Willoughby Girls High.
The three hectare site was designed to accommodate just 450 students.”

Life in no-vacation nation
BBC – http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20141106-the-no-vacation-nation
“Edmund McCombs moved to Sydney six years ago — and has no plans to leave. It’s not just the beaches or the cafe-lined harbour that keeps the 33-year-old social sustainability manager Down Under. The Florida native hasn’t left because, well, his boss actually wants him to take vacation and enjoy life outside of work.”

A matter of degrees
The Sydney Morning Herald – http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/a-matter-of-degrees-20130530-2neo9.html
“For some, their university course is a ticket punch en route to a solid career, while for others it’s more about campus life and making new friends. And for some, perhaps, there’s that old-fashioned notion of a well-rounded education; learning how to think critically, reason analytically and reflect on personal growth.

Whatever their motivation, the one certain thing in the labyrinthine world of higher education is that a university degree ain’t what it used to be. With student numbers escalating – not just in Australia but globally – a bachelor’s degree has well and truly lost its elite status.”

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