A BRUNEIAN student pursuing Bachelor of Urban Development at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has won tickets for her family to attend her graduation ceremony.
“I am pleased to announce that Fatin Radziah binti Ramli has won Study Brisbane’s The Ultimate Graduation Competition,” said Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.
“Fatin was among hundreds of international students who entered the competition to win tickets for their family to join them at their graduation ceremony in December.
“She has won two return international flight tickets with Singapore Airlines and five nights’ accommodation at Hotel Jen along with a leisure package to ensure her family enjoys the best of what Brisbane has to offer.”
The prizes included an exciting itinerary; a Story Bridge Adventure Climb, a visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with Mirimar Cruises, and a Riverlife experience.
Fatin and her family also met Lord Mayor prior to his final International Student Friendship Ceremony for 2014 at City Hall on December 7.
“This is a brilliant initiative to highlight what attracted Fatin to Brisbane in the first place – its natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle, friendly and multicultural population and of course the world-class study options,” Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said.
Fatin, who currently lives in Bowen Hills, said she was thrilled with the prizes and excited that her family would witness her graduation and see the sights of Brisbane.
“I came to study in Brisbane because friends told me it would be a great place to do so and I love the weather and the laid back culture,” Fatin said.
“It will be wonderful to show Brisbane to my family and I really want to take them to Lone Pine to cuddle a koala as I have never been there.”
According to Quirk, the competition was part of Study Brisbane’s initiative to promote the city as an education destination to friends and families of international students at QUT.
“International education is one of Brisbane’s biggest export industries with 75,000 student enrolments annually generating $2.8 billion in course fees and other spending,” Quirk added.
“Around 62 per cent of Brisbane’s international students expect a visit from their parents while they are here. We also know that a large percentage of our international students are drawn here because of word-of-mouth referrals, so The Ultimate Graduation is a great way to spread the good news about studying in Brisbane.”