2020 StudyAdelaide International Student Award Winners
The 10th annual StudyAdelaide Student Awards were recently presented at the Adelaide Convention Centre and live streamed for all to watch. Here is the full list of this year's winners.
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Yu (Amy) Shi is the deserving winner of the 2020 International Student of the Year. The name Yu Shi means ‘helping people without asking for anything in return’, and Yu (Amy) Shi embodies her name as a natural leader with a strong sense of community and a desire to serve others.
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The winners of the 2020 community engagement category have volunteered significant time and energy to help other people. From supporting fellow international students to outreach in the broader community to establishing a free not-for-profit language school, all agree that volunteering has helped them as much as it has helped their communities.
Taking a dedicated study pathway to university is a smart way to realise career dreams and learn about life at university. With career goals in international business and nursing, the winners in this year’s pathways category have taken a considered and strategic approach to achieving their academic and professional goals. We invited them to share their stories.
From discovering a life’s passion, to returning to study in Adelaide 20 years after coming here as an exchange student, the winners in the vocational education and training (VET) category are making the most of the opportunities offered to them as they live and learn in Adelaide.
Both students recognised in this year’s undergraduate category have worked hard to maintain excellent academic results, pursued their interests both inside and outside of the classroom, and have discovered new interests and ways to view the world. They have big ambitions and know their time studying in Adelaide has set them on the path to realising them.
From uncovering how history can impact the world and its future to researching and teaching in water management, the winners in the postgraduate research category are following their passions and learning new ways to understand and improve the world around them.
From global finance and economic development to encouraging research in education to advancing the rights of women and girls, the winners in the 2020 postgraduate coursework category are challenging gender biases and inspiring opportunities in their homelands and beyond.
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Dan says he’s a visual learner who prefers face-to-face over online studies. While he felt well prepared to make the transition from TAFE to university studies, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way he is studying in 2020.
When the borders closed earlier this year, Xinyi though her dream of starting studies at the University of South Australia was over. With her bags already packed, she could no longer fly into Adelaide. Then, her university contacted her with an innovative idea that allowed Xinyi to study in Adelaide, even though she’s not yet in Adelaide.
Kitty has always wanted to be a dietitian, so she chose to study in Australia, one of only four countries offering accredited courses for dietitians. She says her master’s degree at Flinders University is helping her become career-ready by giving her real-world experience through industry placements, and by offering her an education accredited by Dietitians Australia, Australia’s peak industry body.
Kelvin and Kathy, chose to send their son Anson to Adelaide for primary school because the Australian education system suits his style of learning. Now in Year 7, Anson lives in Adelaide with his mum while dad is back home in Hong Kong. Despite the distance between them, they are a close-knit family working together to give their son an education that best suits him.
Puiyee came to Adelaide from Hong Kong to study at The University of Adelaide College as a pathway to studying Nursing at The University of Adelaide. Puiyee chose Adelaide because of its reputation for being affordable, natural beauty, beaches and career opportunities for health professionals.
As soon as he finished high school, Nigel knew he wanted to help people travel the world and experience many cultures by becoming an airline pilot. After considering study options in several countries, Nigel chose Adelaide where he’s studying for a Bachelor of Aviation (Flight) at the University of South Australia.
After visiting Australia in July 2019, Renalu was excited to be joining her brother as a student in Adelaide in 2020. As a hairdresser back home in India, Renalu was looking to further her knowledge by studying at TAFE SA. Little did she know, she’d soon be swapping in-class practicals for practising her hairstyling skills on her family during a global pandemic lockdown.
When Mousumi started her second semester at Flinders University, she didn’t realise she would soon be juggling online studies while keeping her children home from school. Though Mousumi says it was a stressful time, connecting with other students through her university and StudyAdelaide’s ‘Friends of the World’ helped her manage her stress and focus on her studies.
After settling his family in Adelaide in 2019, Del says life was in a good rhythm when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. With the move to online study, Del took on the challenge of homeschooling his kids while keeping up with his studies at Flinders University.
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Despite worries about the growing global pandemic, Aprille focused on maintaining her health and mental wellbeing. She says working on her yoga practice, and connecting with teachers and students online has allowed her to keep progressing with her research degree and study success.
In Australia, vocational education and training (VET) is study that offers you the opportunity to learn specific and practical job skills. It’s the perfect route for international students who are looking for a quicker path into the workforce and a focus on real-world and industry-based skills.
From international development to managing water resources to improving rural health, the winners in the 2019 postgraduate coursework category are using their skills to improve the lives of other people, especially those who are most vulnerable. We invited them to share their stories.
We are pleased to announce dual winners and one highly commended student in this year’s undergraduate category. All three students are excelling in their chosen fields of study and immersing themselves in the many opportunities life in Adelaide provides. We invited them to share their stories.
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