The beginning of the British summer was briefly traded by Tom Lamond for a chilly week down under in Perth, with WAGO supporting an international education familiarisation visit for a handful of career advisors from leading UK independent schools.
The visit, as part of the Western Australian Government’s International Education Reconnect Campaign, saw advisors from; Bosworth College, Ipswich School, Clifton College and Seven Oaks School spend four days meeting Western Australian Universities to gain a first-hand understanding of WA’s world leading higher education offering.
Among the highlights of the agenda were; visits to Edith Cowan University’s Cyber Security Centre, hearing about Curtin University’s plans for a world leading Bachelor of Innovation, touring the State’s only Veterinary School at Murdoch University, as well as experiencing the University of Western Australia’s and Notre Dame University’s world class health and medicine offerings.
These visits left delegates with a strong understanding of the cutting-edge qualifications on offer at Western Australian tertiary institutions. Notably, the advisors were particularly interested in Curtin University’s soon to be launched Bachelor of Innovation and its strong fit for students who are seeking a career path focused on business and entrepreneurial endeavour.
Swapping the lecture theatre for the school yard, the group toured Christ Church Grammar School and participated in an engaging discussion with Perth-based independent schools exploring a range of collaborative opportunities, from student exchanges to discussions around advanced approaches to teaching and learning.
With selecting a university being arguably one of the biggest decisions a young person will make, providing these career advisors with the opportunity to experience Perth and its higher education offerings is a vital step in raising the state’s profile within the British market. We look forward to remaining engaged with these advisors as they look to promote Western Australia’s secondary and tertiary offerings as attractive considerations to their students.