Experience UNSW Sydney in India Bringing UNSW academic and campus experience to Indian students

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New Delhi : As Australian campuses reach out to Indian students, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney – one of the world’s top 50 universities – is rolling out an intensive outreach program aimed at allowing prospective students from India to experience strong learning and living environment offered by the 70-year institution of higher education in Australia.

Over 20 senior UNSW academics from Schools of Engineering, Business, Art & Design, Arts & Social Sciences, Science, Medicine, Law, Built Environment, will fly in specially to help students decode their ideal career through bespoke consultations as well as afford an opportunity to meet with the faculty of their dream program.

Ranked No 45 globally by Quacquarelli Symonds, UNSW Sydney will kick off a four city India Open Days starting with New Delhi on November 18 at Shangri-La Hotel. This be followed by Chennai (November 20 at Taj Coromandel Hotel); Pune (November 22 at JW Marriott Hotel) and Mumbai (November 23 at Nehru Centre). Students can register directly online for Delhi, Chennai, Pune or Mumbai. The theme for the India Open Days is ‘employability’.

Magical Wow Factor
“At a time when final year school and college students are making an important decision on what to study and where, UNSW’s India Open Days will afford a magical, immersive and multimedia experience that would enable students to appreciate the significance UNSW attaches to employability, “it (the University) can help them become more employable,” says Mr Amit Dasgupta, former Indian diplomat and UNSW India country director.

UNSW is known for offering world-class international education that provides a global and future-ready experience to its 21,000 international students from nearly 130 countries.

“UNSW’s India engagement is rooted in collaboration and partnership because the strong education we provide and the research collaborations we offer are aimed at adding value to India’s demographic dividend and providing design solutions to India’s developmental challenges and aspirations,” adds Mr Dasgupta.

Employability Is The Core
In addition to academics, over a dozen academic and career counsellors will expand on UNSW’s wide-ranging career development and work placement programs, in addition to its world-class teaching and research, that helps students maximise their potential. Sessions would be run to teach students how they might prepare their profiles to attract potential employers.

“To learn about what makes UNSW alumni employable – come to the India Open Day,” said Sagar Dave, Head of Digital Media Planning at UNSW.

Did You Know That UNSW:
· Ranks No. 28 in the world for employability
· Ranks No. 36 in the world for academic reputation in the most recent QS World University Rankings
· Is are recognised internationally for its world-class research, innovative teaching methods, industry partnerships, state-of-the-art facilities
· Is one of the most prestigious universities in Australia
India and UNSW:
· Has one of the largest number of Indian students in Australia
· Offered 61 ‘Future of change’ scholarships to students from India in 2018
· Winner of ‘Future of Change’ 100 pc scholarship for 2017 is an architect from India pursuing masters in Art and Design program
· Winner of ‘Future of Change’ 100 pc award 2018 is an MBBS pursing masters in public health program

UNSW’s career development and placement programs include:
· Professional Development Program
· Career Leaders Program
· Career and Development Seminars
· Employment Expos
· Peer Mentoring Program

UNSW has seen growing number of high-achieving students from India enrolling for under-graduate and post-graduate studies cutting across multiple disciplines. Academic excellence, a robust multicultural experience and a strong focus on employability would continue to be the priority as the university implements its UNSW 2025 Strategy.

All of this would be deeply rooted in UNSW’s strict adherence to a value-based education and its commitment to creating a just society.
The interactive Open Days will allow students and parents to experience a day at UNSW at the virtual reality zone; build an impressive LinkedIn profile as well as interact with alumni and current students and ‘Future of Change’ scholarship winners from India.

Professionals from student support services (Careers & Employability, Accommodation and Future Student Services) and UNSW Admissions team present on the spot will help students assess their academic transcript.

Eligible students will receive a waiver of the AUD$125.00 application fee.

Note to Editors
Aayushi Pandey, a post-graduate from UNSW Business School, said that she found her days at particularly enjoyable because the pedagogy was praxiological. ‘Solving problems through team-work,’ made the learning experience unique. ‘What was also extraordinary is that the careers counselling started from the day I joined and not when I was about to complete my studies. UNSW is truly engaged in our future!’

Recognizing that education needs to constantly evolve and cater to the growing and diverse requirements of the student community, UNSW Sydney has a system of constantly studying and evaluating what would add maximum value to students. Consequently, it was decided to move towards a new Academic Calendar from 2019 called UNSW3+, since it would provide future students with the opportunity to tailor and personalize their study experience and prepare for professional success. This sensitivity towards the needs of its students lies at the core of UNSW’s offerings.

In UNSW’s experience, employable students are knowledgeable, demonstrate leadership skills and have developed specialist expertise through industry experience.

For more details, please visit www.UNSW.edu.au

1. Laurie Pearcey, Pro Vice-Chancellor International
2. Rhys Palmer Deputy Head, International Strategic Engagement
3. Matt Henderson, Head of Partnerships – Asia
4. A/Prof Vaughan Rees, Associate Dean, International & Engagement- Art and Design
5. Prof Richard Dunford, Associate Dean, International and External Relations, Business
6. Kristy Ryan, Senior Student Lifecycle Officer, Business
7. Dr Ainslie Murray, UNSW Built Environment
8. Lisa Zamberlan, Discipline Director: Interior Architecture (Hons) Program, UNSW Built Environment
9. Prof David Lovell, Associate Dean (International), UNSW Canberra
10. John Kennedy, International Development Coordinator, UNSW Engineering
11. Prof Richard Buckland-School of Computer Science and Engineering & Director, UNSW Engineering
12. Prof Mark Williams, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
13. A/Prof Lucas Lixinski, Associate Professor, Co-Director of Postgraduate Studies, UNSW Law
14. Jonathan Pheasant, Faculty Executive Director, UNSW Medicine
15. Ursula Stroh, Business Partner, UNSW Medicine
16. A/Prof Dane McCamey, Associate Dean International and Engagement,
17. Dr Isabelle Jalbert, Associate Dean International and Engagement, Faculty of Science
18. Paul Sutton, Director of Studies – Academic, UNSW Global
19. Rerpresentatives from UNSW Admissions Office
20. Blair Slater, Manager Global Employability, Careers and Employment