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CET Monthly Bulletin | August 2017

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A look back on CET’s activities and initiatives for the month of August 2017.

CET Leaders Network

CET’s Education Services team has recently recruited its latest group of 15 student leaders. The CET Leaders Network is a program where leadership skills and graduate attributes come together to ensure a highly engaged student experience.

CET leaders’ duties include organisation of events and activities for other CET students, assisting the CET team during events and activities and being exposed to volunteering within the University. Find out more: CET Leaders Network

Agent Representative Week

CET’s Business Development & Partnership team led by Georgi Toma, delivered a professional development and familiarisation to CET and its programs to a group of 35 representatives from contracted University agents from around the world. This event gave CET the opportunity to showcase its programs as well as presenting the numerous services, online tools and activities students can access when studying at the Centre.

CET MOOC Team wins a University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence

The CET MOOC team won an award at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in the category “Outstanding Educational Engagement and Innovation” for their engagement and commitment in creating innovative learning experiences for pre-undergraduates, undergraduates and international students through the implementation of CET’s Specialization (series of five MOOCs on Academic Skills for University Success).
Find out more: MOOC Team wins VC's Award

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CET at Events and Conferences
  • Allianz National Summit: Robert Chasse, CET’s Education Manager Services, presented "CET Connect: the CET Student Engagement Program and App", in the Gold Coast, during the Allianz National Summit. The summit now in its 20th year, focused on using digital tools to improve the health and wellbeing of international students and using digital opportunity to improve the international student experience.
Customised Programs at CET

This month, CET had a great variety of customised programs with several universities coming through its doors, such as Looker Education, Tokyo Keizei University, Waseda University Junior & Senior High school and Takasaki University. Programs ranged between open and closed General English classes as well as additional workshops and specific skills programs.
Find out more: Customised Programs

CET welcomes new Counsellor to the Wellbeing Unit

In an effort to support student’s welfare and help students settle in their new environment, Dr Nadezhda Kurukulasuriya has joined the ranks of CET’s Wellbeing unit as a registered Clinical Psychologist and Counsellor.

CET launched a set of grammar videos for English teachers-in-training

The Graduate Programs team has just released a set of instructional videos to support English teachers-in-training learn the basics of English grammar. The videos, animated by Jessica Blackburn, are available on a dedicated Youtube channel: have a look at the first video on Articles.
The first video has had extremely positive feedback with learners commenting that they have learnt something new, regardless of whether English is their first or second language.

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NSW International Student of the Year Awards

CET’s University Pathway student, Kymia Wang has been nominated as a finalist of the 2017 NSW International Student of the Year Awards in the ELICOS category. Additionally, the revolutionary “CET Connect” engagement program and app has also been selected as a finalist for the NSW International Student Community Engagement in the Education Provider category. The winners of the NSW International Student of the Year Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Government House in Sydney. Stay tuned for the results!
Find out more: 2017 NSW International Student Awards Finalists

CET representation at the English Australia board

Congratulations to Aparna Jacob, CET’s Education Manager University Pathway, for being appointed to the English Australia Board as General Appointee for the next two years.

CET teacher wins Pearson-English Australia 'Bright Ideas' Video Challenge!

Congratulations to Aaron Jolly, CET teacher, who won the 'Bright Ideas' video challenge for his research on "Listening to Real Life Presentations: A guided listening approach to extensive listening with TED Talks”. He will present his video at the 2017 English Australia Conference in Adelaide.
Watch the winning video here


Contact:

Iris Loba iris.loba@sydney.edu.au +61 2 8627 8560