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Health Sciences student chosen to represent University of Sydney at APRU


12 May 2010

Michelle Jansen
Michelle Jansen

Michelle Jansen, a Medical Radiation Science student of the Faculty of Health Sciences has been chosen to represent the University of Sydney at the 2010 Association of the Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Undergraduate Summer Program.

The Program is a two week leadership conference held at the National University of Singapore. Centered on the theme of Rising to New Challenges - Impactful Leadership in the 21st Century, the program is aimed at undergraduate students who hold leadership positions and would like to further develop their skills in personal and group leadership while engaging with other student leaders from the Pacific Rim.

Michelle was initially approached by John Robinson, an academic in the Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences who encouraged her to apply. Following the success of her application within the Faculty of Health Sciences, she was further assessed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) against the applications submitted from all the faculties across the University.

Throughout the two weeks, students will be given talks from leaders in global academia and industry and attend workshops with a focus on impactful leadership in the global community. Michelle will also have the opportunity to attend a variety of activities including field trips and the Night Safari while exploring Singapore's unique history and culture.

In Michelle's words "I am honored to have been selected to represent the University as I feel passionate about being the change I want to see in the world. I would like to express my greatest appreciation to the University of Sydney for providing me with this once in a life time opportunity".