Humans of Trinity College: What foundation studies students think of Melbourne and hope to achieve at uni
HOW much do you really know of your fellow international students? Praneeta, Zuo Maoting and Lydia Li talk to some of the international students of Trinity College to get a sense of who they are, what they like or dislike about Melbourne, and what their aspirations are.
WHAT does Chinatown mean to you? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Kyrie Hu and Talya Cassim look at the history of Melbourne’s Chinatown, where it is now and investigate its current importance to Chinese visitors and students.
THE construction of Trinity College’s Gateway Building will lead to more facilities that students and staff of the college will benefit from. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Qin Minzhi, Ahmed Ainuddin and Peter Leung spoke to Director of Major Projects and Infrastructure, Gary Norman, about the new building.
NEW Australian of the Year, Gary Lee, has long supported international students in his line of work and continues to advocate for their welfare. Trinh Le caught up with Lee to talk about his recent award, his past voluntary experiences and his love of Australia’s diversity.
NOW located in one of Melbourne’s liveliest suburbs, The Couch offers social support, cross-cultural engagement and learning opportunities for Melbourne’s international student community. What prompted the move, and what will its future hold? Clara Ng reports.
Nigerian Aibinuomo Iyiade wins International Student of the Year award for Vocational Education and Training
OVERCOMING extreme poverty, 36-year-old nursing student Hybee is now supporting young migrants experiencing hardships and challenges in Victorian communities. In a series of interviews with award winners of the 2015 Victoria International Education Awards, Nicole Tee shares Hybee’s story.
AS the face of international students, CISA President Nina Khairina’s job isn’t easy but her inspiring desire to oversee progress for international students has led her to be where she is today. Stephen Clark chats to the new President of CISA about her path to international student advocacy.
Mind your Mind: Mental health advocates help fellow international students manage stress and anxiety
IN an initiative to foster better mental health amongst international students, Monash University Occupational Therapy students Tiffany Kwan and Yan Leung have created a resourceful kit for students. Siti Mokhsin spoke with the girls to find out more about their project and where students can get help when in distress.
FINALISTS for the 2015 Victorian International Education Awards have been announced as the Victorian Government recognises the exceptional contributions from overseas and local students in the international education sector of Victoria. Amber Ziye Wang has more.
RECOGNISING a need to protect LGBTIQ students from all forms of discrimination, new university programs and initatives have been put in place to ensure students thrive at university and beyond. Amber Ziye Wang has more.
IT’S hard enough being a student studying abroad but how much harder would it be if you were transgender international student? Dea Putra spoke to one transgender male student about his journey and addresses the misconceptions surrounding transgender people.
DESPITE the efforts of Western countries to make queer issues more aware globally, there are still parts the world where conservative values make queer engagement difficult. Amber Wang spoke to two international students — from the United States and China — to get their perspectives on what being gay means for them.