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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 19 AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES >OVERVIEW World-class universities Australian university campuses are vibrant and exciting, full of intellectual inquiry, teaching and research excellence and community spirit. They offer a diverse range of courses from bachelor degrees to postgraduate study. Above: Students enjoy the modern facilities in Australian universities. Image: University of Canberra UNIVERSITY SUPPORT SERVICES Universities and vocational institutes help their international students adapt to Australia and the new learning environment. Most universities and vocational institutes provide these support services: > an international office to help students adjust to Australia > study skills programs for success in the Australian academic system > English language tuition to improve speaking or writing skills > an accommodation office to help find an appropriate place to live or flatmates > job and careers service to assist students in finding part-time work or a future career path > social activities for international students to meet others > on-campus medical centres, banks and bookshops > clubs and societies on campus for sports, hobbies, cultural and religious groups. Australian universities are renowned for their teaching and research excellence. They offer a wide range of courses and research programs, attracting students and university staff from around the world. Australian universities have an international outlook which leads to high graduate employment in professions and businesses across the globe. Researchers from Australian universities have made world-first breakthroughs and contributed to development in fields such as medicine, biotechnology, solar power, sustainability and astrophysics. Australia has 39 universities with campuses in many locations from capital cities to tropical and regional areas. Australian universities are set up by law and monitored by government regulations, ensuring an excellent level of quality. The Australian Qualifications Framework guarantees that the same courses are of the same high standard in every university. Australia was ranked as having the best university system in the world according to a project published by the Lisbon Council in 2008. In University Systems Ranking: Citizens and Society in the Age of Knowledge, Australia was listed at number one in the world for its ability to meet the challenges of a 21st-century knowledge economy. Moving overseas is a big decision so choosing a university with a great support network is essential while you’re away from home. At USQ, it is important to us that your experience in Australia is a fulfilling one. In fact, when you enrol to study with us you will be amongst international students who rated us one of the top universities in Australia in a recent world-wide student survey*. • 1st in Australia for overall learning experience • 2nd in Australia for living experience • 2nd in Australia for overall support experience • 2nd in Australia for overall student experience Contact us now to gain an international degree with a university that offers an excellent Australian experience. Deciding to attend an overseas university is one of life’s major decisions that can open up many opportunities. CRICOS: QLD 00244B / NSW 02225M * i-Graduate International Student Barometer Survey, 2010 Want to know more? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.usq.edu.au/international Phone: +61 7 4631 5543
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