1.5.4. Study Melbourne Student Centre: six years of sustained investment in student experience and welfare

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 4:10PM - 4:50PM
Location: R5

Session Type: Thematic session

Chair: A. Prof. Chris Ziguras, Vice-President, IEAA/RMIT (Australia)

Study Melbourne Student Centre: six years of sustained investment in student experience and welfare (1209)

The Study Melbourne Student Centre (SMSC) provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for international students to complement the support offered by Victorian education providers. Founded in 2010 the centre is now a vibrant international student hub for: responsive and practical support; access to referral and advocacy services; activities and events; and a welcoming space for students. Centre staff work closely with a range of student and not-for-profit groups, including the Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS), Council for International Students Australia (CISA), and the Couch run by the Salvation Army. Whilst Victoria is proud of its recent investments in enhancing the student experience, it recognises that the Australian brand relies on all cities and states striving to ensure that students have a positive experience during their time in Australia. In this session, the presenters will reflect on their experiences and discuss the benefits and transferability of this IEAA Excellence Award winning project.


Key interest area (KIA): STU
Sector(s): ELT,HE,SCH,VET

Speakers:
Ms Alex Prentice, Manager, Study Melbourne Student Centre, Australia
Mrs Diana Crvenkovic, Manager, Student Initiatives, Study Melbourne, Australia