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Working out your life and career as an international student

THE years spent overseas is an important period for many international students and fresh graduates as they work out their lives and their careers. Melbourne alumni Diane Leow sifts through eight years of memories and reflects on some of the highs and lows.

Marina Mahathir urges young Malaysians to keep an open mind

MALAYSIA’S Marina Mahathir has a message for international students – keep an open mind, and think about what you’re sowing into. She also has some surprising advice for students wondering if they should go home after graduation.

Study Melbourne Student Centre officially launched

LOOKING for a space for group discussions, to spend time in between classes, and to connect with other student organisations? The new Study Melbourne Student Centre is now open at 599 Little Bourke Street! Diane Leow brings you the details.

You’re invited to the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome!

NEW to Melbourne, or want to find ways to get involved in various activities? Come along to the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome this Saturday! Diane Leow has the details.

Cosplayers unite against “Overseas students go home” event

A LOCAL Australian is organising a “Uniting against racism Cosplay lunch” in response to the Australia First Party’s “Overseas students go home” meeting planned for tomorrow afternoon. Diane Leow reports.

MH17 crash: Dutch-Israeli student from Swinburne Uni identified

DUTCH-ISRAELI student Itamar Avnon has been identified as a victim on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Swinburne University is offering support services to staff and students affected by this tragedy. Diane Leow reports.

MH17 crash: Former Melbourne University student from Penang among the dead

FORMER University of Melbourne student Elaine Teoh has been identified as one of the victims on Malaysia Airlines flight 17. The University of Melbourne is offering a range of support services for staff and students affected by the news. Diane Leow reports.

Inaugural CISA Excellence Awards honours international student community

INTERNATIONAL student peak body Council of International Students Australia (CISA) presented the inaugural CISA Excellence Awards to various international student groups and leaders at this year’s national conference gala dinner. Meld news and multimedia editors Diane Leow and Julian Tay report.

CISA Conference Day 2: International students in Australia behind UK peers in job search

POST study work visas, accommodation woes and industry regulation formed part of a lively discussion on the second day of the Council of International Students Australia National Conference. Meld news and multimedia editors Diane Leow and Julian Tay bring you the day’s highlights from Adelaide.

Work rights, multiculturalism, leadership on agenda at CISA National Conference

STUDENT leaders and key industry players across Australia have arrived at the University of South Australia for the CISA National Conference starting today. Meld news and multimedia editors Diane Leow and Julian Tay report from Adelaide.

Heston Blumenthal to open award-winning restaurant The Fat Duck in Melbourne

FOODIES celebrate! Heston Blumenthal is bringing his award-winning restaurant, The Fat Duck, to Crown Towers in Southbank. Diane Leow has the details.

International students to receive public transport ticket concessions from Victorian Government

PUBLIC transport concessions will be made available to international students from 2015, under a new scheme introduced by the Victorian Government. Diane Leow reports.

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