Western Sydney University student wins World Class competition
Western Sydney University alumna, Ruth Harrison, has taken out the top prize for her outstanding short film highlighting how a university exchange student studying abroad as part of their degree can broaden life's horizons.
The winners were announced at a recent dinner to celebrate The Show & Tell short film competition, run by Universities Australia. Ruth wins a $10,000 voucher from STA Travel for her efforts.
More than 100 people attended the event in Melbourne as part of a symposium to discuss student attitudes to studying abroad, strategies to keep growing the exchange of students within the Asia Pacific, and business and industry engagement with mobility programs.
Universities Australia Chief Executive Belinda Robinson said both the film competition and the symposium highlighted the life-changing experience of study abroad within an Australian degree.
"Over the last decade there's been significant growth in the number of Australian students studying abroad as part of their degrees," she said.
"This is a really important trend for the students personally - many of whom will forge lifelong professional networks and friendships with classmates in other parts of the world as a precursor to building truly global careers - and for Australia's relationships with the world."
The Show&Tell short film competition is part of Universities Australia's World Class strategy, administered on behalf of the Australia Government Department of Education and Training over the last three years. The program promotes overseas study to Australian students.
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