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