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International student webinars: Living and studying in Australia

UQ people
Published 4 Aug, 2020  ·  2 minute read

Hi, my name is Kranthasi Kabilan. Join me and my classmates as we take you through our experiences at UQ.

Portrait of Kranthasi (Kransi) Kabilan

My friends call me Kransi. I’m from Malaysia, and I’m currently an international student at UQ studying a Bachelor of Communications. When I first came to Brisbane, I was terrified. A part of me knew that everything was going to be fine, but coming to a different country and living away from my family was scary.

I’ve been at UQ for a little over a year now, and all-in-all, it has been nothing short of amazing! I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with you.

Episode 1 – Being an international student in Australia

Starting university as an international student can be intimidating. It can also get pretty hectic as you begin your studies, make new friends and adapt to your surroundings.

We'll give you some advice on settling in, how our experiences helped us develop our independence, and what makes Brisbane a great home away from home.

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Episode 2 – Enhancing your employability while you study

International students gain a number of relevant skills that will set them apart in the job market, whether you decide to start your career here in Australia or overseas.

We're joined by Lawrence Casey, UQ Careers Advisor, to discuss the professional prospects international students can look forward to after graduation.

Find out how UQ’s employability services can help you finish your program armed with the best chance of achieving your professional goals.

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Episode 3 – Accommodation options at UQ

Finding a place to call home is an important part of your experience at UQ. Once you have a place to live, you can focus on your studies and all of the other fun stuff!

We'll look at different accommodation options available to UQ students, and talk to Tom Langton from UQ Student Services about the support services available to help students find your new home away from home. 

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Episode 4 – Pathways to meet academic and English requirements

If you don't have the required results, subject requirements or skills for your preferred UQ program, there are other ways you can start at UQ.

In this episode, we discuss the different pathway options available for students to meet the academic and English language entry requirements for study at UQ. 

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Episode 5 – Student life at UQ

Choosing to study overseas is a big decision. This is especially true when you’re moving to a country you’ve never been before, and you haven’t been able to visit the university.

In this episode, we'll share our experiences and recommendations for making the most out of your time at UQ.

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