The Capital's newest students made to feel at home

Australian and International students commencing their studies in Canberra in 2017 will be formally welcomed in March at a special event by the Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research, Meegan Fitzharris MLA.

This event is an opportunity for the ACT to formally acknowledge and welcome new interstate and international students to Canberra regardless of their place of study.

The 2017 Minister’s Student Welcome will take place at 9:45am on Friday 10 March at the National Convention Centre Canberra, with over 300 students and staff from across all of the ACT’s institutions expected to attend.

Students will be treated to morning tea while enjoying performances by ANU School of Music students (and former CIT and UC students) the Belle Whyte Duo as well as a traditional Ngunnawal performance and Welcome to Country.

The Minister will take the opportunity to formally acknowledge 19 Study Canberra student ambassadors who have been engaged to help improve the student experience and promote Canberra as ‘Australia’s Education Capital’. 

The student ambassadors are a talented and diverse group from 12 countries representing The Australian National University, University of Canberra, Canberra Institute of Technology, UNSW Canberra, Australian Catholic University and ACT Public Schools.

New students attending will have the opportunity to network with students from other institutions and cultures, as well as meeting and asking questions of the Study Canberra student ambassadors and staff from their own institutions.

Students and staff wishing to attend can Register Here for this free event. 

Further event information and updates can be found here or through our Facebook page.