I’m deep in grant- and lecture-writing at the moment (hence the lack of posts) but the QS World University rankings are out for 2013/2014 and UNSW is ranked 50th in Biological Sciences. Obviously, I haven’t been there long enough to have contributed to this but still good news and worth a mention! Overall, UNSW was ranked 52nd.
Pretty good result for the University of Southampton at 86 too. (U. Sydney is 38th but you can’t have everything! :op)