Annual General Meeting-2018
The AGM for the year 2018 is on the 9November (Friday) from 12:00PM-4:30PM at Graduate House 220 Leicester St, Carlton VIC 3053.
We will be calling for nominations for the committee at the AGM. We welcome members who can contribute to ISANA Victoria/Tasmania Branch development and projects for the year 2019. If you would like to discuss these positions further, please contact Mano Guy (0414229287). Elections for the positions below will be held at the Annual General Meeting at 1.00 pm, Friday, November 9, 2018.
Positions vacant are:
Tenure of the positions to be filled: 1Year
- Professional Development Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
- Tasmanian representative
- Schools sector representative
- VET sector representative
- Regional institution representative
- Branch conference convenor
If you are interested in being part of a team of dedicated individuals with high aspirations for international students then please consider joining the committee. Email the ISANA President Vic/Tas: email@example.com
You will need to complete a nomination form which has to be signed by two ISANA members and we can assist you with this. To be eligible for election to the above positions applicants must be registered as an ISANA member. Applicants please register prior to the date of the general meeting, and have your nomination supported by one other ISANA member who is eligible to vote.
Nominations to be sent to ISANA President Vic/Tas:
firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 5.00pm, Friday 2 November USING THESE FORMS – SEE LINK ( AGM Nomination Form, AGM Proxy Form)
has been successful in three grants application to Study Melbourne including the ‘Contact Points: Enabling international students during critical incidents’ project.
Manorani Guy (VicTas President), Shanton Chang (Associate Professor from The University of Melbourne), Catherine Gomes (Associate Professor from RMIT University), ISANA VicTas student volunteers – King Yu Steffi Lee, Miku Ogawa, Reena
For more information please contact email@example.com.
Next VIC/TAS ISANA PD SESSION and AGM
AGM- BRANCH COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Warm greetings to ISANA members and Non-members alike. I would like to remind you about our next PD session: International Students Mental Health – Common issues, challenges, strengths and useful support strategies. There is evidence that 1 in 4 people aged 15-24 will experience mental ill-health in one year. More specifically, tertiary students with mental health issues are at higher risk of dropping out early, academic failure, limited social connections and poor health outcomes.
This topic is relevant to all of us as we work hard every day trying to make a difference in the lives of international students. Sometimes we feel powerless to do anything positive which is why this PD is so important. The presenters bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and will provide a way for you to think about wellbeing and importantly, how to improve your own and that of others. Please see below for more information and registration details.
Victorian Parliamentary Secretary Frank Mcguire opened the 18th VIC/TAS conference held at William Angliss Institute last month.
The committee had designed a very comprehensive program and participants were able to walk away with a tool box of ideas to take back to their work place.
Of the 121 attendees It was exciting to see that 25% were students due to the generous grant From Study Melbourne.
There were many opportunities for networking and it was a day of gratitude to all the professionals especially the student advisors who have worked tirelessly to enhance the student experience.
The One day conference has become an important event in the Victoria / Tasmania branch professional development calendar and has grown in strength over the years.
If you have suggestions for PD or events in your state you should contact your local branch committee or submit suggestions here: PD suggest
Congratulations to President Mano Guy and her conference committee!
Working together: Solution-focused support for International Students in the 21stCentury.
Friday, 1 September 2017
It is no secret that it has been a challenging year in international education. ISANA is focused on meeting the needs of those whose lives touch international students. The VIC/TAS 2017 state conference will break new ground by blending knowledge and practice skillfully to leave the delegates feeling invigorated and more able to face the challenges in their association with international students.
Themes to be explored:
Accommodation, visa class changes, use of social media, student support services, OSHC, MYKI, student safety, under 18 students, sexual health and equity, the important of networking and the latest research on international student social network behavior and changes.
Call for Presentations:
We are seeking presenters for the conference, which is shaping up to be an exciting event of presentations, workshops, panel sessions and keynote speakers. If you are passionate about a particular area or issue in relation to working with international students, or if you have experiences to relate which will inform and challenge, we would like to hear from you.
For further information about any aspect of presenting at the Conference please see Call for Abstracts below.
Call for Abstracts