2015/16 StudyNSW Partner Projects announced
9 October 2015
Seven projects with a total value of up to $1,650,679 have been awarded co-funding of $317,900 from the NSW Government through the Partner Projects initiative run by StudyNSW.
Every year StudyNSW co-funds projects that are delivered in partnership with industry. StudyNSW has agreed to support partner projects that are strategic, innovative, demonstrate a strong benefit to the international education sector and focus on gaps not currently addressed by the sector.
Several of the winning projects for 2015-16 build on the success of projects supported in the first year of StudyNSW funding, in 2014-15. The seven winning projects in round two are:
Redfern Legal Centre
$110,000 co-funding to deliver a free legal service for all international students in NSW. This will address a gap for up to 40,000 students who currently receive no assistance for legal issues.
$55,000 co-funding for the delivery of a work integrated learning (WIL) program for international students in NSW. The pilot project will offer up to 300 students WIL experience in the public and private sectors, with potential to scale the program to include thousands of students every year.
International Education Association of Australia
$31,900 co-funding to deliver a road map for the development of high-impact government policy to improve the quality and cost of international student accommodation.
Regional Development Australia Hunter
$11,000 co-funding to help attract international students to the Hunter region and enhance their experience and community integration by improving website content and marketing collateral, adding student ambassadors and creating new partnerships and events.
University of Technology Sydney
$27,500 co-funding for a collaborative program that will bring together at least 210 students from six or more institutions to boost their entrepreneurial skills and employment prospects.
$55,000 co-funding to establish The Biggest English Lesson in the World – a Guinness world record-size annual event to attract international students to NSW through marketing. The first event will be held on Bondi Beach in February 2016, offering a memorable experience to 3,000 students.
NSW National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
$27,500 co-funding to deliver an international student employability forum better prepare international students for the workplace and help them gain work experience in their field of study.