International students across NSW and around the globe will have access to free employability programs and English language mentors thanks to a new interactive platform from the NSW Government.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Stuart Ayres said the Study NSW Virtual Student Hub will bring together onshore and offshore students and provide them with a range of programs to help them thrive.
“By setting up the Hub we are creating an inclusive and accessible platform to build a sense of community and belonging to support all international students,” Mr Ayres said.
“As our state’s largest services export, international education is critical to the NSW economy.
“The Hub is one of the many ways we are supporting our international students to ensure they make the most of their time studying with NSW education providers.”
The Hub provides international students with guidance and support through three key program streams:
- monthly Study NSW welcome and wellbeing events
- an English conversation club connecting students with mentors
- a 25-part accelerate event series focused on personal and career development
Second-year University of Sydney student from New Delhi, Ava Khan said the Hub will help students feel supported and better able to adapt to new ways of learning.
“The Hub will make it so much easier to connect with other students, build a network and make sure we don’t feel alone no matter where we live,” Ms Khan said.
The Study NSW Virtual Student Hub is being delivered in partnership with Vygo and Campus Consultancy. The Hub is now live and open for program registrations at www.study.sydney/programs/virtual-student-hub.