21 June 2017

Student wellbeing strategy launch

Students, educators and officials gathered at Ara Institute of Canterbury last week to welcome the new International Student Wellbeing Strategy.

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The new strategy aims to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming study destination. It was officially launched at Ara on 13 June by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith.

Hayley Shields, ENZ’s Director of Student Experience says the new strategy was the outcome of extensive consultation with the sector as well as with international students about what would make the most difference to them.

“Students that I spoke to at the launch were really pleased to see the new strategy, and to know that their wellbeing is considered so important for their student experience,” she said.

Ara Chief Executive Kay Giles together with Ara staff and international students, representatives of government agencies, Christchurch Educated, and the local community took part in the launch.

Development of the new strategy was led by the Ministry of Education.

Read the International Student Wellbeing Strategy.

Read Minister Goldsmith's announcement.

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