In the present state of lockdown, Culture Bridge is running two online events in September.
During the first event, we aim to provide a keynote speaker addressing the challenges that International students have faced both before and during COVID-19 in which we are seeing high levels of racism and discrimination. Across the media landscapes and in the eyes of the Australian public, international students are known to be the apparent ‘cash cows’ of universities and perhaps ‘ill-equipped’ for tertiary education. At the Culture Bridge Institute, we find these perspectives create barriers to build a more culturally inclusive society and paint an unfair image of our talented international student community. We hope to provide an opportunity for students across Australian Universities to participate in an event with a keynote speaker on this matter.
Our second panel event in September will delve deeper into how COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of both domestic and international student experiences and overall, the higher education sector and world that we live in. Our panelists are leading experts in academic, education and business and economics. We aim to address the pertinent question that is : How will the pandemic impact our global economy and what this would mean for domestic and international students in the post-recovery period?
Ly Tran (Professor in the School of Education, Deakin University and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow)
Pradeep Philip (Lead Partner for Deloitte Access Economics)
Alex Chevrolle (Managing Director at Study Group)
Period of Deglobalisation: COVID-19 Impact on Higher Education Panel event: Tuesday 29th September 6-7:30pm Registration link: forms.gle/dJpLvQroopgms3om7
Culture Bridge Policy Institute Australia Incorporated