Student Events and Activities
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Renting Rights for International Students in Victoria - Wednesday 22 September, 3.30pm online
Are you an international student renting in Victoria? Do you want to know your rights and responsibilities?
Join this session to find out useful information about renting, including:
- How can I get repairs issues fixed?
- What happens if I cannot pay my rent?
- Can my rental provider make me move out?
- What should I do if I want to leave my rental?
WEstjustice helps deliver the International Student Employment and Accommodation Legal Service (ISEALS), which is a free, confidential and independent legal service delivered through provided by Study Melbourne by a number of and other community legal centres, including WEstjustice. We give legal advice to international students in respect of a wide range of issues relating to their work rights and rental housing.
Rotaract Geelong Information Session - Tuesday 7 September, 5.30pm online
Would you benefit from joining an organisation that brings together young professionals and people aged 18 to 35 years to develop professional and leadership skills, and have fun through community service?
A new Rotaract Club is being launched, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kardinia and supported by Otway Rotaract Club, Study Geelong and Study Melbourne.
So what are the membership benefits?
- Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers young people to create positive and lasting change in themselves, their local community and around the world.
- Rotaractors help, learn, and enjoy. They help those in need, learn through professional development opportunities, and enjoy social activities.
- Rotaract will support you to become an emerging leader in your study, work and local community.
- There are 70 Rotaract Clubs across Australia that are part of a worldwide organisation of 250,792 individuals in 10,904 clubs covering 184 countries. This is a diverse network to engage with.
Please join us at an information night and encourage your friends, family and work colleagues, 18-35 years old, to attend to learn more about Rotaract and the benefits of participating.
Victoria’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program - Info for International Students - Tuesday 31 August, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Join Study Geelong and Mohamed Mohideen OAM, from the Department of Health, to discuss Victoria’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. This session will provide information for international students about getting vaccinated, as well as essential COVID-19 safety information.
This session was designed for both education providers and international students. It addressed vaccine information, phases, eligibility and priority groups. It also included information on testing and COVIDSafe practices. Stakeholder resources for international students, including campaign posters, social media assets, and translated resources were be discussed.
Coffee Catch-Ups with the Study Geelong Ambassadors
Come along for a chat, coffee and cake at the Wharf Shed Cafe (or tea, juice, soft drink etc. Study Geelong is shouting i.e. it is FREE!).
Study Geelong Christmas Party - Wednesday 16 December 2020, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
International students joined Study Geelong for some fun at our Christmas Party.
Everyone who attended received a gift.
There were 2 major prizes drawn:
- 2 tickets to swim with dolphins/seals with 'See All Dolphin Swims'
- $100 meal voucher for "Little Creatures Brewery'.
LinkedIn Workshop, Monday 30 November 2020, 4pm-5pm plus half hour questions
A FREE LinkedIn Workshop was held, Monday 30 November 4.00pm - 5.00pm plus half an hour of questions. This was a great opportunity to gain ideas for expanding your use of LinkedIn to build industry connections and grow your career. Developed in response to questions that are often asked by students and new graduates, this advanced LinkedIn workshop was offered by The Gordon Skills and Job Centre.
Games Night - Thursday 10 September, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Geelong international students had fun at our games night and four lucky students won a $50 Coles voucher.
Aussie Communication Bootcamp - Wednesday 19 August 2020, 4pm - 5pm
The Study Geelong Ambassadors hosted a free, fun social event of communication skills activities, including Aussie lingo trivia and language tips for the workplace.
3 x $50 Coles vouchers were given away at the event!!!
Smartphone Photography Course - 25 July & 8 August 2020
International students joined the Study Geelong Smartphone Photography Course to
• get the most out of your existing phone
• learn about composition and lighting
• further enhance your photos through editing to look amazing
Tax Return Time - An International Student How To - 9 July 2020, 2pm - 3pm
In this FREE Zoom session, Shirley Keam from LBW, one of Geelong’s largest locally owned accounting practices,demystified how to lodge a tax return. She took students through the tax return process and they had the opportunity to ask questions to clarify their understanding.
2020 International Student Welcome - Tuesday 17 March - CANCELLED
At Study Geelong we love catching up with you, our international students and having fun.
We are sad to tell you that we have to cancel the Welcome Event on Tuesday 17 March. We need to be careful about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your health and safety comes first.
There will be other opportunities for all of us to get together and enjoy each other's company. We look forward to seeing you at a Study Geelong activity in the near future.
The Study Geelong Team.
Work Rights Session - Tuesday 19 November , 5.30pm - 6.30pm
If your student visa allows you to work while you are in Australia, you have the right to good working conditions and at least the minimum wage. Through a presentation and workshop students came to understand their work rights and be better able to ensure entitlements are met by their employer.
Leadership Skills to Enhance your Employability Tuesday 22 October, 10.00am to 12.00pm, Deakin University Watefront Campus
Leadership skills are increasingly important in today's work environment, regardless of what position you hold in an organisation. In this workshop students gained an understanding about what leadership means, what traits and skills good leaders have and how you can become a great leader.
Networking Made Easy- 29 August - 5.30pm, Beav's Bar
Sometimes the prospect of meeting and having a conversation with new people can be daunting. But it doesn't have to be!
Liz Grant, Creative Director at 'What Your Customers Want', ran a workshop to help students learn tips and tools to make networking a purposeful and enjoyable experience.
Ace that Job Interview - 8 August, 5.30pm, Beav's Bar
Information and learn skills to help you nail your next job interview were covered.
Aussie Communication Boot Camp - 25 July
On 25 July at Beav's Bar, Study Geelong hosted the Aussie Communication Boot Camp, a free, fun social night of communication skills activities and language tips and tricks for the workplace.
My Geelong Tour Guide Campaign Launch - 31 July
We launched a new FREE program that will make it easier for international students in Geelong to host friends and family when they visit.
Public Speaking make you Jittery? Study Geelong can help! - Tuesday 30 April, 5pm - 7pm, Study Geelong Office
Public speaking skills from planning to presenting were explored and practised.
Language Social Night
Thursday 28 March, 6 to 9 PM at The Deck, Geelong (across the road from Deakin Waterfront Campus, in Gheringhap St)
The Geelong International Student Association and Study Geelong presented the Language Social Night - a regular meet-up where tertiary students can exchange language and culture.
It was an opportunity to chat, meet new people and practice speaking another language. The idea is: We show what languages we speak or want to practice with flag stickers. The first flag is your native language and goes at the top of your shirt. The rest follow in order of ability.
It is open to all nationalities and languages. You don´t have to be an advanced speaker, or even speak a second language - it is for all levels!
Tour the Home of the Geelong CATS AFL Team
1 April 3.30pm - 5.00pm 2019
This FREE tour for international students,took in the GMHBA Stadium including the Brownlow Stand, the Media Suites, Sports House, the Opposition Change Rooms and Coaches box, GFC Interactive Zone, Deakin Community Cats Centre, the seating bowl Players Stand, The GFC Coaches Box, Anzac Remembrance Garden and Time-keepers’ areas as well as the Gartland Heritage Centre, just to mention a few.
2019 Study Geelong Welcome Event
14 March, 4.30pm Royal Geelong Yacht Club.
This event was a sell out!
International students from around the world, studying at secondary schools and higher education institutions in the Geelong region in 2019, enjoyed a taste of Australia as they were welcomed into the community on 14 March.
Hosted by Study Geelong, the welcome event was held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club and with the beautiful backdrop of the harbour, students were officially welcomed by Christine Couzens MP and City of Greater Geelong Councillor Trent Sullivan.Study Geelong consists of eleven educational institutions registered to offer courses to international students within the City of Greater Geelong, as well as support from Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine.
On hand to introduce the students to an Australian way of life were native Australian animals such as possums, lizards, pythons and a bettong, Australian Rules Football handball game, giant board games and a novelty photo booth to capture the occasion. A welcome tree from the City of Greater Geelong was available to write messages to other fellow international students and newly arrived residents on leaves and place them on the tree.
The afternoon enabled the students to experience the Australian culture, encouraged them to make the most of their stay in Geelong by engaging in community activities, and importantly allowed them to meet other students and feel more comfortable with their new surrounds.
The event was supported by Study Melbourne through the International Student Welfare Program.
Free Tickets to the Cricket for International Students - Sunday 13 January 2019
Free tickets - limit one per international student.
The Big Bash League is Australia’s most exciting cricket format. Study Melbourne and Cricket Victoria invited students to a great night of entertainment watching the Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat at GMHBA Stadium Geelong, 6.35pm on 13 January.
Taste of Australia
Friday, 26 October 2018, Royal Geelong Yacht Club
The sun shone, the Aussie music played by Pete Chapman created ambience and the native animals were endearing!
What a great event this was to celebrate international education in Geelong.
The 2018 Study Geelong Jobs Forum
This event was held on 23 August at the Geelong Library and Courthouse Youth Arts Centre.
Thank you to our presenters:
- Taf Kamba, Associate Nurse Unit Manager at Epworth Geelong. Taf holds a Cert IV Nursing from The Gordon and a Bachelor of Nursing and Masters in Clinical Nursing from Australian Catholic University.
- Gabrielle Marchetti, principal lawyer at JobWatch, the community legal centre that runs the International Students Work Rights Legal Service.
Four fanstastic workshops were also held:
- Liz, Creative Director, What Your Customers Want, shared tips and tools to make networking a purposeful and enjoyable experience.
- Mel, Managing Director, HyperSocial, showed students how to use LinkedIn to build their profile and get noticed.
- Jodie, Skills and Job Advisor, the Skills and Job Centre, explained how to respond to selection criteria when applying for a job.
- Tracey, Manager Careers and Training Services, The Gordon, calmed students' interview nerves by preparing them for what they should say, do and wear.