| James Kon |
STUDENTS looking to further their study in Australia will be able to obtain valuable advice and consultation at the ongoing two-day Australia Future Unlimited Education Exhibition and Seminar at Badi’ah Hotel.
Parents and prospective students can meet with representatives from eight Australian universities to discuss study options, courses as well as the lifestyle in Australia.
The participating universities are Australian National University, Curtin University, Adelaide University, Griffith University, Melbourne University, Monash University, University of New South Wales and University of Western Sydney.
A concurrent seminar session yesterday saw speakers touching on various related topics. Karen Welsh from the Department of Education, Australia, delivered a talk on the ‘Endeavour Scholarship Programme’ that Bruneians can also apply for.
Officiating the two-day event, Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Todd Mercer noted that education equips students with knowledge, skills and networks that will last a lifetime, giving students the foundation they need for an unlimited future.
“Australian education focuses on meeting the needs of industries, providing quality training and connecting skills with job outcomes. Australian universities have a proven track record of global recognition. Across the different university ranking systems, criteria and fields of study, Australian universities rank consistently high for the quality of their education, research, student satisfaction ratings and overall global reputation,” he added.
Approximately 400 Brunei students pursue their studies in a wide range of academic disciplines in Australia every year. Australia has taught international students for over 60 years.
In 2013, over 410,000 international students from 193 countries opted to study in Australia. Whatever their level of study (from primary school to PhD), the students enjoy world-class teaching, and classroom experience and support system that are regarded as world-best.
The Australian education system focuses on the real world and encourages students to develop ideas that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. The Australian learning style and environment promote learning by employing interactivity between teachers and students, and the development of critical thinking skills.
The exhibition and seminar are being held on Level 1 of the hotel.