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Posted on February 27, 2012 by Fiona

2012 International Student Festival this Sunday 4 March

2012 international student festival NSWAll international students are invited to participate in the International Student Festival being held this Sunday 4 March in Sydney.

The NSW Government is supporting the 2012 NSW International Student of the Year Award and the 2012 International Student Festival, recognising the importance of international students and supporting their experience while in NSW.

Location and time of International Student Festival:

The festival runs from 11am–4pm at Victoria Park, City Road, Broadway, Sydney NSW

The festival provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution that international students make to our community as a whole.

The awards recognise the contribution that students have made to our community through their service beyond the classroom.

International student of the year finalists (including our student Server!)

The member finalists have been announced and congratulations go to:

Server Ince from MEGT Institute in the VET category, for his commitment to environmental and sustainability projects, Lucyta Surjakusuma from Sydney School of Business and Technology in the VET category for her work with the Red Cross organising blood donation events for fellow students, Thant Thitsa (Vicky) Aung from Sydney Institute of Business and Technology in the Higher Education category for her work in organising activites for the SRC to promote student engagement with the community, and Siwen Chen from Carrick Institute in the higher education category for her contribution to the Carrick library, SRC and the Australian Chinese Student Committee.

The award winners will be announced at the festival with Premier Barry O’Farrell presenting the awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on the main stage at 12 noon with media and photo opportunities. It is expected Education Minister Piccoli will also be in attendance.

Fun events at the festival

The festival will include a variety of live entertainment on stage, games, activities, information stalls and food and beverages. It is a fun and supportive event aimed at engaging with new and continuing international students, their families and friends as well as domestic students and the education community as a whole.

You are invited to come along, join in the activities and celebrate the contribution of our international students.

Festival program updates visit the International Student Festival Facebook page.

Source: ACPET

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