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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

University of Sydney Business School’s Master of Management is number 1 in Australia

The University of Sydney Business School’s global reputation for excellence in management education has been reaffirmed by the inaugural rankings by The Economist. The flagship postgraduate program was ranked number one in Australia.

Sydney Business School’s reputation for excellence reaffirmed in The Economist’s rankings

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The University of Sydney Business School’s global reputation for excellence in management education has been reaffirmed by the highly respected news magazine, The Economist, in its inaugural ranking of Master of Management programs.

The Business School’s flagship postgraduate program was ranked number one in Australia, number three in the Asia-Pacific region and number 35 in the world.

The move by The Economist, which has long ranked MBA programs, to also survey the pre-experience Master of Management courses (average work experience of students limited to one year), acknowledges their growing popularity worldwide.

The results for the business school at a national and international level, closely mirror those published last September by the London-based Financial Times in its annual review of Master of Management programs.

The Masters in International Management course delivered by the global CEMS Alliance of 30 elite schools including the University of Sydney Business School, was ranked ninth in the world by The Economist.

The Dean of the Business School, Professor Greg Whitwell, described the latest result for the school’s Master of Management and its CEMS program as “outstanding.”

“More importantly, it is recognition of our commitment to providing students with the skills to lead in an increasingly challenging world,” said Professor Whitwell.

“The Business School’s success in The Economist’s inaugural Master of Management ranking attests to our program’s pre-eminence as the best in class,” added the Business School’s Deputy Dean (Education), Professor John Shields.

“Underpinning our success is a growing recognition amongst employers and recent graduates alike that a high-quality master’s qualification offers a fast track to challenging, exciting and well-rewarded leadership opportunities in the business field,” Professor Shields said.

The University of Sydney Business School’s Associate Dean (Graduate Management), Associate Professor Philip Seltsikas, also attributed the school’s ranking success to its close relationship with industry partners.

“Master of Management programs are growing in popularity because employers are recognizing the role that Business Schools have to play in preparing the next generation of global leaders. The demand for Master of Management graduates is on the rise.”

Welcoming the Business School’s ranking result, Associate Professor Seltsikas said that it provided “prospective students with the confidence that our program is of the highest possible quality and can lead to outstanding career prospects post-graduation.”

Only the world’s top 40 MMgt programs were included in The Economist’s rankings based on a range of academic, cultural and career criteria.

In a series of “sub-rankings” the Business School was placed at 15th in the world for its culture and the effectiveness of its alumni network; 19th for its program content, academic staff and facilities; and 23rd for the post-Master of Management salary of recent graduates.

About the Sydney Master of Management

The Sydney Master of Management is a pre-experience program designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to pursue a career in management within your chosen field. Distinctive features include small class sizes, a highly interactive learning environment, direct involvement with corporate partners and a focus (across all the specifically designed units of study) on solving real-world business problems. Part of the course involves students working directly with a leading company on a real business project.

Program: Master of Management
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 1.15 years / 60 weeks full time
Semester intakes: March or July
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Bond University launches Australia-first Transformer program

Bond University has just launched an Australia-first co-curricular program aimed at instilling big-picture thinking in students across all faculties, after making a $2.5-million investment in the new offering, including a dedicated co-working space.

Bond University launches Australia-first Transformer program

Bond has launched Australia’s first Transformer program (Photo: Bond University)

More than 90 students have already enrolled in the new Transformer program, the launch of which coincides with the university’s 28th anniversary. It is available year-round at no cost to students, and designed to develop creativity, encourage exploration, enable innovation and enhance the Gold Coast university’s trademark entrepreneurial experience, for which it’s been renowned for almost three decades.

The Transformer is being offered to all students and can be completed at their own pace in three distinct consecutive phases over the course of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree:

  1. Inspiration – where students will identify and define their concept, researching the core issues and existing solutions with a key emphasis on understanding potential users
  2. Exploration – where students will generate and trial a range of possible solutions to develop a practical methodology based on real-life feedback
  3. Transformation – where students will develop a detailed plan for implementation and secure the required resources

The program is being overseen by an independent Advisory Circle of industry heavyweights, including Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and Blue Sky Alternative Investments founder Mark Sowerby, Virgin Australia director David Baxby, ECP Asset Management co-founder and portfolio manager Jared Pohl and GoldBean founder and chief executive Jane Barratt. Mr Baxby, Mr Pohl and Ms Barratt are all alumni of Bond University.

Participation in the Transformer will earn students credit towards Bond University‘s mandatory Beyond Bond extracurricular program, which ensures all students graduate with on-the-job experience and skills. Through the program students will benefit from academic coaching, a regular “expert insights” Q&A series with leading industry figures and one-on-one mentoring, particularly from high-profile Bond University alumni.

The innovative space will provide a dedicated place for students of all disciplines to come together and access academics, industry experts, mentors, workshops, events and other resources.

Bond Business School Executive Dean Professor Terry O’Neill said Transformer would help students to identify problems and drive change.

“In today’s fast-paced business world, graduates need to have the skills to step into any job and hit the ground running, including positions that might not yet exist,” he said. “Students from different faculties will bring completely different problems or ideas to the table and will have their own unique approach to solving them.

“By putting them in the same room, we create opportunities where a student from health sciences, for example, might identify an issue in their industry that can be solved with the unique insight of someone from business or law.”

Transformer Hub

Bond University has created a new cutting-edge co-working space, situated in the Bond Business School, which will be the home of the Transformer. Opened in May 2017, Bond Business School’s new state-of-the-art facilities incorporate a dynamic co-working space, dedicated to the Transformer program. Designed around the concept of “accelerated serendipity,” it features a series of zones where chance encounters transform into productive discussions, brainstorming sessions and planning meetings.

Offering 24/7 access for Transformer students from all over the university, it provides the ideal setting to meet, interact and collaborate with academics, industry mentors, team members and like-minded classmates who can help you take your project to the next level.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Bond ranked in top 20 of world’s best small universities

Bond University has been listed in the prestigious global top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings of the “Best Small Universities” in the world, thanks to its personalised teaching philosophy and outstanding student experience, which translates to extraordinary student satisfaction ratings.

The private, not-for-profit Gold Coast university placed number 20 in the global ranking which acknowledges those universities with an unparalleled reputation for delivering personalised learning, developing close relationships between students and their teachers, and creating an environment that fosters a strong sense of community.

The Best Small Universities list is topped by the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) which is also ranked this year as the second best overall university in the world (behind Oxford). Bond University is the only university in the southern hemisphere to be included in the list in the global top 20.

Bond ranked in top 20 of world's best small universities

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Bond University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Tim Brailsford said the ranking was recognition of Bond’s never-ending and priority focus on the student and their learning experience, which set it apart from many other universities both in Australia and internationally.

“Our point of difference has always been creating an environment that focuses on a personalised approach to learning and a student’s education, so that each and every student has the opportunity to realise their ambition, and this global ranking is recognition that we are delivering on our promise,” he said.

“There are some truly outstanding universities in this list and we are quite humbled to be included in such company.  For one of Australia’s youngest universities we have come a long way in a very short period of time.”

Bond was also recently ranked as Australia’s number one university for student experience for the 11th consecutive year in the 2017 Good Universities Guide.

Bond Business School student Alice Ringelstein said she chose to study at Bond because of its smaller size, which enabled her to spend more one-on-one time with her teachers and gain the most out of her experience.

“The small class sizes at Bond have given me the opportunity to participate in stimulating discussions, ask relevant questions, and my teachers actually know my name,” said Alice.

“It is rare for there to be more than ten or so students in a tutorial, meaning that the teachers have become real mentors, not just advisors.

“This individual attention is a direct result of Bond being a small university; there is simply no way I would have had this relationship with my teachers at a larger university.”

Times Higher Education student editor Seet Bhardwa said many students were drawn to the community-like feel that small universities provide.

“The Best Small Universities in the World for 2017 highlights that small universities provide high student satisfaction and good working relationships between students and their professors,” she said.

“Speaking to students from small universities, it is clear that they really enjoy attending a university with a more close-knit learning environment.

“It is important to provide students with a definitive ranking of the world’s best small universities. The more information we can provide students on the different types of universities there are, the clearer a picture they can gain about the best institution for them.”

The criteria for inclusion in the rankings require the university to be listed in the renowned Times Higher Education’s (THE) overall World University Rankings for 2016–2017, have a comprehensive approach to education as defined by possessing expertise across at least four broad subject areas, and be small as defined by no more than 5,000 students.

THE World University Rankings take into account performance across five key areas—teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income—and are based on the input of more than 50 leading figures in the higher education sector across 15 countries.

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Monday, April 10th, 2017

Griffith University rises up QS World University Rankings

Griffith University features among the world’s elite institutions in 28 subject areas covered in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which were unveiled last month.

Griffith was ranked in the top 100 institutions worldwide in 11 subject areas, including a world top 10 position in Hospitality and Leisure Management (which was also ranked number one in Australia).

Griffith University rises up QS World University Rankings

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Three other subject areas—Nursing and Midwifery, Development Studies and Performing Arts—gained top 50 positions on the global stage, making this Griffith’s best ever result in the seventh edition of the prestigious annual ranking system.

“This result is significant acknowledgement of Griffith’s status as one of Australia’s most comprehensive research and teaching universities,” Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian O’Connor said.

“The latest QS rankings reflect the rapid expansion and external recognition of our comprehensive research and teaching profile.

“The QS rankings measure reputation through a global academic and employer survey and also use quantitative indicators such as citation rates to rate the quality of our research.”

Leading institutions worldwide

Griffith now ranks in the leading institutions worldwide in 28 subject areas, rising from 18 in 2016 and 15 in 2015, placing it ninth in Australia for total number of subjects ranked.

In addition, Griffith University is now equal ninth with one other university for top 100 subjects, and equal ninth for top 50 subjects, also with one other university.

“With the Commonwealth Games set to bring a wave of new visitors to the Gold Coast in little more than a year, it is also quite fitting that Griffith be showcased at this time as the number one university in Australia in the subject area of hospitality and leisure management, and in the top 100 for sports-related subjects,” Professor O’Connor said.

QS evaluated more than 4,400 universities worldwide and ranked 1117 institutions in compiling the 2017 rankings.

More than 127 million citation attributions were analysed and the provision of more than 18,900 programs was verified.

Griffith Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management is a multi-award winning provider of degrees in the fields of

  • event and sport management
  • property and real estate
  • tourism and hotel management

Crowned Australia’s best tourism educator at the 2010 National Tourism Awards, the department has also been inducted into the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame, after winning the Tourism Education award for three consecutive years.

The department attracts the nation’s largest student cohort in hotel- and tourism-related degrees. Accreditation from the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) are further testimony to the quality of degrees on offer.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Macquarie University opens new City Campus in Sydney

Macquarie University is expanding its city presence, with a new purpose-built teaching and meeting facility that opened January 2017 in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The design of the campus strives to capture the university’s global business and innovation outlook.

This new consolidated campus offers a unique opportunity for the alignment, collaboration, and forging of a premium postgraduate experience for all of Macquarie’s city students, with an improved learning environment, networking opportunities, and innovative teaching space.

Macquarie University opens new City Campus in Sydney

Level 23 (Photo credit: Macquarie University)

The new purpose-built, state-of-the-art teaching facility, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at 123 Pitt Street, is a short stroll from Wynyard Station and seconds away from leading global financial institutions.

The Macquarie University City Campus will host a selection of world-class postgraduate programs and units taught by industry experts from the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, Faculty of Business and Economics, and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

The programs available to international students:

  • Master of Accounting specialisation in CPA
  • Master of Banking and Finance
  • Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Finance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Applied Finance

The City Campus will prove popular with students whose preference is to experience a bustling location in the city of Sydney, yet who still value an intimate and supportive learning environment.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ranked #1 in Australia for third consecutive year

This year’s ranking marks the third consecutive year that MGSM has taken out Australia’s top spot!

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has taken out the title of Australia’s best business school as well placing in the world’s top 50 business schools following the release of the 2017 Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ranked #1 in Australia

This year’s ranking marks the third consecutive year that MGSM has taken out Australia’s top spot (Photo credit: FJ Gaylor)

Based on the results of the global MBA ranking, which is considered a global benchmark of business school excellence, MGSM placed 49th globally and first in Australia for the third consecutive year. Last year, the school had improved its global ranking to #56 worldwide. This year’s rankings reviewed business schools from around the world, measuring criteria submitted by both the school and alumni such as average salary after graduation, value for money, diversity of staff and the MBA’s international reach.

Professor Stephen Brammer, Executive Dean Faculty Business and Economics said, “It is an honour to once again be recognised by the Financial Times as Australia’s leading business school in addition to placing in the top 50 globally. MGSM has always put our students first and we work hard to deliver the very best experience possible at every touchpoint, every day. This ranking highlights the hard work and dedication that goes into making MGSM the best business school in Australia.”

This is the third consecutive year that Macquarie Graduate School of Management has retained the number one ranking in Australia and the first year that the school has reached the world’s top 50, moving up seven spots since the 2016 ranking, highlighting the school’s commitment to excellence.

Acting Dean of MGSM Professor Norma Harrison stated, “MGSM faculty and professional staff are passionate about their student and alumni groups, and the content and delivery of their MBA program. Particular attention is paid to student services, alumni and business connectivity on a regular basis. The best in teaching and learning methods are applied in the design and delivery of our courses. Our students are constantly benchmarking with other schools and ultimately they know where to go for the very best in graduate business courses.”

MGSM’s outstanding result reflects the school’s ongoing commitment to providing students with the very best opportunities, which sets them up to achieve at the highest levels in their career.

In 2016 MGSM saw a 15 percent increase in the number of students studying at the School with an equal representation of domestic and international students. MGSM also reached a milestone 100th enrolment within its jointly funded Women in MBAs program which sets out to overcome the gender imbalance in MBA programs.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management MBA

The Macquarie MBA program is designed to extend the knowledge, skills and experience of its students through the analysis of problems and challenges facing industries and organisations. Covering all key aspects of business management, the MGSM MBA curriculum is grounded in industry reality which, combined with a highly practical approach, bridges the gap between theory and “real world” application. management subject areas available, students can tailor their program to focus on a particular management field of interest.

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Location: North Ryde, Sydney
Semester intakes: January, April, June, September
Application deadline: While there is no official application deadline, candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months before program’s start date.

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Griffith Business School Student Leadership Program gives students the edge in tough job market

In a job market full of qualified applicants, it can be difficult to get your resume to stand out from the crowd. But a Griffith Business School program is helping to change all that.

The two-year Student Leadership Program aims to give its members the life and job skills to stand head and shoulders above the competition.

Georgia Newell knows firsthand just how beneficial the program has been to increasing her skill set as she progresses through her dual Bachelor of International Business/Bachelor of Government & International Relations degree.

Leadership program gives Griffith Business students the edge in tough job market

Griffith Student Leaders on the Borneo Project. (Photo credit: Griffith University)

“The Student Leadership Program has given me real-world professional experiences. I’ve been to networking events, and interacted with alumni of Griffith, so now I know how to interact with people in the workforce and also through seminars, develop my professional skills,” she explains.

“I know that if I go out into the world I will be able to do public speaking, I am already able to set up my personal brand, I know how to do my LinkedIn and so on. This program has really set me up to be able to take that next step into my career instead of finishing uni and being unsure of where I want to go next.”

The program gives students the opportunity to learn new skills through business-themed seminars, as well as offering overseas experiences, camps, and volunteering work.

Georgia recently travelled to Borneo as part of the GBS Leadership Program, an experience she said was a highlight of her whole university experience so far.

“It really just made me so aware how other cultures deal with things,” she says. “Professionally it has definitely changed my life because it’s made me more globally aware.”

She says being a part of the program has been life changing. “It’s honestly shaped my whole university life and even my future career. It’s made me so much happier at university and made me feel like I belong here.”

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Business student Alvin Yap, who also travelled to Borneo, says he’s really expanded his horizons thanks to the program.

“During my time as a student leader, I’ve learned networking skills, attended GBS alumni breakfasts, met with former students who are now in the business world,” he says. And that’s important, he says, because “in today’s business world it’s often not just what you know but who you know.”

All students who participate in the leadership program contribute to various volunteer projects that, apart from adding a socially responsible element to their resumes, also serve to provide them with an emotionally rewarding experience.

Georgia says she thinks that participating in the program will definitely give her an edge in the job market when it comes time to graduate, and she couldn’t have imagined her university experience without it.

“This program has really let me build that bridge between university and professional life,” she says.

Griffith Business School

Griffith Business School’s new $38-million building on the Gold Coast campus is setting the standard for business education, research and industry collaboration in Australia. More than 4,500 Gold Coast-based business students have access to world-leading resources including an advanced financial trading centre, a dedicated Griffith MBA and postgraduate teaching suite, technology-rich seminar and public lecture spaces,  international conferencing and dialogue facilities and much more.

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Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Melbourne Business School enters top 10 world rankings

Melbourne Business School’s full-time MBA program has been ranked ninth in the 2016 Bloomberg Business Week International MBA ranking, up 14 places on the previous year.

Melbourne Business School enters top 10 world rankings

Professor Zeger Degraeve (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Professor Zeger Degraeve, Dean of Melbourne Business School, said the school is the only Australian institution to be included on the prestigious list.

“We’re delighted to be ranked by Bloomberg among the top ten international full-time MBA programs, with this result following improvements in the School’s performance in both The Financial Times and The Economist rankings earlier this year,” Professor Degraeve said.

The 2016 Bloomberg Business Week International MBA ranking measures the experiences of students from the school’s most recent graduating class, of alumni who graduated in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and of employers who hire the school’s graduates.

“Since 2012, we have transformed our school, adopting a one-year MBA program, enhancing our careers service to better support graduates, increasing the quality of our candidates, boosting our faculty and research and overhauling our internal processes,” Professor Degraeve said.

“For example the average GMAT score for our full-time MBA students has increased from 635 to 705; we’re placing students into careers at leading firms such as McKinsey, Uber, Microsoft, E&Y, Intel and Bain & Company; we have grown enrolments across all our programs and increased the size of our faculty by 28 per cent.

“Our students are at the heart of this approach. We want every Melbourne Business School student to have an excellent experience that helps them achieve career success—and our Bloomberg ranking is one measure that shows we are doing this.”

About Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Founded in 1963, they are a leading provider of management education in the Asia Pacific region. The business school has graduate programs that meet the needs of business professionals at critical stages of their careers. The school’s portfolio ranges from programs for new graduates and early career professionals, to budding entrepreneurs and those taking the next step to lead organisations.

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Monday, December 5th, 2016

JCU Business students gaining valuable work-ready experience

Finding a job in a tight employment market can be difficult, but JCU Business students are getting a head start by completing work experience as part of their studies.

During her studies, mature-aged student Kerry Orro said she had a concentrated introduction to her goal of becoming an accountant with local firm Concord Tax Kirwan.

JCU Business students gaining valuable experience to be work-ready

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Ms Orro undertook one of her subjects in block mode at the business, where training was more concise and the practical skills were easier to acquire with intense application, as opposed to sporadic, once-a-week contact.

“I was able to work in a very hands-on role from the start, which gave me an honest reflection of the tasks and workload that I would encounter as an accountant in a smaller practice,” she said.

“As I started employment at Concord throughout the third year of my degree, there were so many relevant and direct correlations between my work and studies.

“At work, I was learning the ‘how’ and at JCU, I was learning the ‘why.’ This was very beneficial when it came to having real life examples with which to connect and helped with greater understanding.”

For the past three years, the refreshed Bachelor of Business degree has included a work integrated learning (WIL) program where students complete one of three capstone WIL subjects in the final year of their degree.

One of the capstone subjects on offer is a professional internship, which involves 100 hours of workplace experience.

Three years later, many students are finding work, either in their place of internship or through contacts they’ve made during their internship.

As of November 7, 121 students have participated in the WIL program in Townsville in 2016.

JCU Lecturer in the WIL Program Dr Alf Kuilboer said WIL was a crucial link between graduates and employment as it takes theory into practice, enhancing learning and employability prospects of students.

“It’s helping them prepare for the workplace,” he said. “As part of their assessment, students collect evidence to develop individual ePortfolios to demonstrate their skills and proficiency.

“It’s a tight employment market and you are going to have to have a competitive edge, or advantage over others looking for work. We are wanting students to achieve a certain standard, to be continually thinking about their potential future employer.”

More than 300 businesses across North Queensland and beyond are registered as either having already hosted students or have expressed interest in hosting students through the WIL program.

JCU Business School

James Cook University’s School of Business is located across two campuses in the tropical north of the state of Queensland. The school offers a broad, leading-edge range of business-related disciplines and degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Find out more about studying at JCU Business School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

UQ employability program lauded in national awards

A University of Queensland student employability service has won a prestigious 2016 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award.

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Student Employability Team (BEL SET) recently won the employability category ahead of finalists from the University of Sydney, Marcus Oldham College and Bond University.

UQ employability program lauded in national awards

Pictured from left to right: UQ Chancellor Peter Varghese AO, BEL SET Director Rhea Jain and UQ Provost Professor Aidan Byrne (Photo: UQ)

In their report, the judges said employability was an increasingly important issue for universities.

“The University of Queensland is to be commended for its systemic, embedded approach to boosting employability, and the demonstrable results it has produced,” they said.

UQ Provost Professor Aidan Byrne said UQ Law students in particular ranked the highest nationally in securing graduate full-time employment.

“I congratulate the BEL SET team for this outstanding result, which should give great confidence to future students considering studying business, economics or law at UQ,” Professor Byrne said.

“The BEL SET program challenges students to develop employability skills from enrolment, throughout their studies and as graduates.

“This strategy was recognised as a flagship program in the UQ student strategy 2016–2020 and was also applauded by the Group of Eight which featured it in their journal this year.”

Director Rhea Jain said the award was a reflection of the hard work and dedication of her team, who all drew from extensive experience in recruitment consulting and talent acquisition within the industries the students aspired to enter.

“Our programs are run in partnership with employers so our students learn directly from industry experts and gain real-life experiences through industry placements and professional development opportunities,” she said.

“Last financial year we placed 1800 students with almost 600 employers and supported thousands of students by providing 150 employability workshops or events in partnership with more than 100 employers.

“The program is only 18 months old and this award is further confirmation we are on the right track and will provide momentum for us to continue to develop and refine the program.”

In 2015, the BEL SET team doubled student engagement in its programs.

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