The University of Newcastle, Australia

Global Scope in Ourimbah

Monday, 2 July 2018

Following on from the success of the Global Scope pilot program delivered at the Ourimbah Campus last year, the program is back this winter break but this time with a difference.

While last year was all about embracing the benefits of inter-disciplinary learning to enhance graduate employability, this year Student Central and UON Global are extending on those benefits to include valuable cross-cultural communication skills through having teams represented by even numbers of international and domestic students.

UON Central Coast and Study NSW are supporting 16 students from 10 different disciplines and representing 9 different countries to work together in three teams to address a real business need of local government organisations while being mentored and supported through the program.

Global Scope is an award-winning program run by Intersective for Study NSW to enhance international student’s work-ready skills, networks, and provide a collaborative learning experience. Having such a diverse range of students is brand new territory, with Intersective never having offered Global Scope in this format before.

Dressed in business attire, students from first years to PhDs, and from diverse disciplines such as social science, podiatry, food science and human nutrition, business, and nursing, converged on the Ourimbah Campus Boardroom for the launch of this unique extra-curricular, employability-focused program.

Local project partners for the program are Regional Development Australia Central Coast, the Central Coast Local Health District (LHD), and Hunter-New England LHD. Representatives from those organisation attended the launch to meet the team of students selected for their projects, provide context and background to the project, and answer the student’s myriad of questions.

The students have six weeks to answer the project brief and prepare an outcome for their business partner, with the final presentations by students to industry sponsors occurring on Wednesday 1 August on the Ourimbah Campus.

UON Central Coast appreciates the willingness of our community to come together to collaborate on mutually beneficial projects and supporting our students prepare for the future of work.

For further information contact Dr Kylie Twyford, Careers and Student Development (WIL) Coordinator: kylie.twyford@newcastle.edu.au


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