Study Hunter is a partner project to the NSW Government’s StudyNSW Program that aims to increase the number of international students studying in NSW. It incorporates a broad range of initiatives focused on raising the Hunter’s profile internationally.
“Study Hunter is an exciting project for RDA Hunter to lead in 2015. We are very pleased that the NSW government has partnered with us to promote the Hunter’s advantages internationally,” Todd Williams, RDA Hunter CEO, said.
“Showcasing the region to a young and motivated international audience will help boost international student enrolments in the short-term but grow and diversify our workforce and economy for the future.”
Study Hunter will provide comprehensive, up-to-date information about the Hunter for international students looking to relocate, study and work. It promotes the Hunter as a destination with job and investment opportunities, established social and business networks and a welcoming community.
“We are delighted to be working with RDA, the NSW Government, and TAFE to raise the profile of our region and ensure the Hunter continues to benefit from the valuable contribution made by our global community of international students,” Professor Andrew Parfitt, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of Newcastle, said.
The multi-lingual, online resource will incorporate an ambassadorial program of current international University and TAFE students, as well as Alumni.
Study Hunter will be delivered on digital platforms and showcase the Hunter’s lifestyle advantages, vibrant youth culture, connectivity with Australian destinations, quality education institutions, career opportunities, and economic capacity as well as practical information about living in the region.
“Hunter TAFE is committed to establishing the Hunter region as an international student destination of choice and promoting quality education that is well supported by a vibrant and economically and culturally diverse region,” Phil Cox, CEO, Hunter TAFE, said.
“Hunter TAFE brings with it more than 120 years of vocational education and training experience and we look forward to working with our Study Hunter partners and the Hunter community to create a safe, secure and supportive study environment for international students.”