ISANA Australia and New Zealand…From The PIE News

From The PIE News…
The PIE: What role do your organisations play in international education?

“We’re the voice of the students but also the voice of the staff who work with the students”

LM: I think we are the voice of the students. We know a lot of our practitioners are working at the grassroots level and they are interacting with students, so they get to know what students want, and we provide a forum to escalate that.

MAS: ISANA Australia and New Zealand memberships are basically staff who work at the coalface with students. Not only do they get to be the voice of the students, and that’s more so in New Zealand where they don’t have an organisation like the Council of International Students Australia, we deal with students day-in-day-out.

We are able to give feedback of critical information on the effect of any policy changes. With policy legislation changes, we can say ‘hang on a second, if you want to do this, these are the implications it will have’ because we are the ones who will actually be implementing it. So we’re the voice of the students but also the voice of the staff who work with the students.

“Our international student numbers have increased and once they are here we want to retain their skills and knowledge”

LM: Also, with a lot of international student support staff, there’s no formal training and so ISANA is there to provide professional development. Anyone can go into the role, but there’s all these transferable skills we’re looking for, and a lot of them are intuitive skills which are very warm and fuzzy, but that’s what you need in student support. A lot of those people do not have formal training so we provide professional development throughout the year.

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#ISANAconf16 From Sahil, Student Bursary Winner.

#ISANAconf16 From Sahil, Student Bursary Winner.

“It’s what you choose to believe that makes you the person you are”
It was a privilege to be able to attend ISANA: International Education Association Conference in #wellington #newzealand #2016 as a Victorian State Student Representative #studentbursury .
I never thought that one day I will be going overseas to speak in for what I believe is right for students and represent Student voices .
A few caring people can change the world and #isana is an organisation filled with those few people who are willing to change and help the students #students need to do is to speak up in what they believe to speak up for what they feel is wrong #speakup #studentvoices

“Speak Up , Be Heard”

Congratulations to Dr Paula Durance (Dunstan)!

Congratulations to National Council member Dr Paula Durance (Dunstan) whose PhD was awarded on 21 December 2016.

Dr Durance was supervised by Professor Bob Lingard and Associate Professor Gloria Dall’alba at the University of Queensland and her thesis was entitled, ‘Bringing the World to Melbourne: Transnationalism, Agency and Contributions of International Students to Making a City, 2000-2010’.

On behalf of all members we congratulate Paula on her achievement and her contribution to International Education in Australia.

We would love to hear any news that you have to share. Email us @ communications@isana.org.au

 

Position Available – Student Adviser

A position has become available for a Student Adviser, Student Life, UNSW Global Education, UNSW Global. This is a full-time, ongoing position. (details below)

Applications should be submitted to hr@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au by Sunday 14 August quoting reference number 267.

For a copy of the position description and selection criteria, please visit the UNSW Global website https://unswglobal.unsw.edu.au/jobs/

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