Outstanding international students in New South Wales (NSW) will soon be recognized through a state government award initiative and Macquarie University wants to ensure its students are well represented.
The NSW International Student of the Year Awards is a new award program that aims to showcase initiatives and achievements of international students across higher education, vocational education and training, English language, and schools.
The Awards seek to recognize international students and celebrate the outstanding contribution these individuals make to NSW. The criteria for the Award focus on social engagement and recognize the contribution made by individual students to both the international student community and the broader NSW community.
Social engagement opportunities in leadership, volunteering and mentoring can be found in abundance at Macquarie University through programs such as the Global Leadership Program, PACE International, the Buddy Program and iClub.
Macquarie University‘s international office would like to invite all international students who are keenly involved in the University or the wider community to nominate for the 2011 Premier’s International Student of the Year Award.
- Be an inspirational role model to their community
- Be someone who NSW can be proud of
- Have demonstrated an achievement or contribution that adds value to the community through:
a) touching the lives of others and/or
b) participating in the community and/or
c) volunteer work
Events like iClub’s International Day showcase the talent, commitment and contribution international students make to the community at Macquarie University.
To nominate yourself or another Macquarie University international student, write a statement of 500 words or less outlining how the nominee meets the Award criteria above using examples where appropriate. All nominees should have a current student visa and be enrolled in a course at Macquarie University in 2010.
The successful nominee for Macquarie University will be notified by email and their application will then be put forward to the state selection panel for judging. The final Award winners will be announced at the pioneering International Student Festival which will be held early next year.
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