It was the luck of the draw for the winner of an iPad 3, a prize offered as part of the StudyAdelaide Education Roadshow.
DISTED College student, Ashten Avinash Anthony, who is studying the South Australian Matriculation program (SAM) received the prize last week, and with 450 people in the draw, said he could not believe his good fortune.
“I’m elated to own an iPad 3, which is otherwise too expensive for me,” the 19 year-old said.
StudyAdelaide Malaysian coordinator Nithi Nesadurai visited DISTED to present the iPad to Mr Anthony and said he was happy the prize went to such a deserving winner.
“It was an incentive for students to attend our Education Roadshow, and Ashten was such a gracious winner,” Mr Nesadurai said.
Although Mr Anthony looks forward to playing games and surfing the internet on his iPad, he said his studies will also benefit: “The tablet is convenient and useful for taking notes in class, doing assignments and making coursework presentations.”
The student, who achieved outstanding marks at school in Malaysia, also mentioned he would like to study a science degree in Australia.
Mr Nesadurai said South Australia is a particularly attractive study destination for international students: “South Australia is an education destination of great value, which also offers fabulous opportunities in experiencing the lifestyle and culture Down Under.”
According to leading ranking systems, South Australia’s three universities are listed in the top 10 per cent in the world.
The University of South Australia recorded the fastest rise of any Australian institution for the second consecutive year in the 2011 QS World University Rankings, and is ranked in the top 3 per cent in the world.
Also in 2011, the University of Adelaide earned the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International Accreditation, earned by less than 5 per cent of the world’s business schools.
Nine individual teaching teams at Flinders University have been awarded Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
“Adelaide is Australia’s learning city; it has the most Nobel Prize winners in Australia and international student enrolments have grown above the national rate seven out of the past nine years,” Mr Nesadurai said.
“The Roadshows are a great way of showing potential students what Adelaide has to offer.”
The next StudyAdelaide Roadshow will be held from the 14th to the 17th of August.