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A global opportunity for UC students

UC’s International Relationships Office (IRO) are the team in the know if you’ve got a student with itchy feet and global awareness on their mind.

From studying the Korean language at Yonsei University to spending five weeks at Peking University, UC’s international connections provide outstanding opportunities for our students to gain valuable global experience at some of the best universities in the world.

One current opportunity is the 4th International Summer School on Land-Sky-Ocean organised by one of UC’s partner universities, China’s Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT).

Held in Weihai, one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in China, the programme allows students to experience the highlights of HIT’s expertise in ocean science and engineering, automotive engineering and aviation while receiving a platform to gain valuable insight into the fascinating culture and heritage in Shandong, China.

Five UC students represented UC for the 2018 HIT experience – read all about it, here>

Know a student who’d love to take up a global opportunity? Applications are open NOW>

To find out more on UC’s Global Opportunities, click here>

UC on Wheels arrives in India

International Recruitment Coordinator Sandeep Sharma recently returned from two weeks touring International High Schools in India to promote UC and launch the much anticipated UC on Wheels campaign.  He shares his experience with us here.

UC on Wheels is a unique concept that introduces prospective students to UC through storytelling.

Our International Relationships Office (IRO) representative (in this instance, myself), starts by initiating conversation with the students on a topic of global relevance (i.e. Global Citizenship) before the accompanying UC academic (in this case Dr Moffat Mathews) leads the discussion using a lecture style delivery for thirty minutes, allowing students to experience a UC style of in-class teaching and learning.

This is followed by an essay writing competition before an alumni representative speaks with the students about their experience at UC.

To round out the visit, students are given information about UC colleges and related programs before experiencing a 360 degree ‘tour’ of campus thanks to a specially equipped VR headset.

Over the course of two weeks we visited over 1000 students in fourteen schools across four cities, including SelaQui International School (Dehardun), National Public School (Bangalore) and India International School (Bangalore), who signed a memoranda of understanding with UC in June of this year.

If you’re interested in accompanying IRO to India for trips like this, we would love to have you. I’ll be organising meetings with all colleges soon to discuss opportunities in the new year.

Colleges will need to cover the costs associated with sending staff on such trips however we recommend giving this strong consideration as it could lead to a great return on investment for future intakes.

Following the success of his Indian tour, Sandeep will soon depart for United Arab Emirates and Oman, and is highly confident of the potential in this market.

To hear more about the great work coming out of our International Relationships Office, keep an eye on Intercom or contact the team here>

Consultation on International Education Strategy

The draft International Education Strategy for New Zealand to 2025 has been released for consultation.

It was developed with input from the international education sector, including an online survey and a series of workshops in 2016 to identify the future challenges and opportunities of international education in Aotearoa New Zealand.

ENZ and the Ministry of Education are leading the strategy development. The draft strategy has been published on the ENZ website (external link)

Feedback options include an online survey, a series of workshops for the sector, and a session on the draft strategy during the NZIEC conference on 22 and 23 August.

Consultation will close on 31 August 2017. The strategy will be finalised and an implementation plan developed for launch towards the end of the year.