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CISA Q&A forum links students with employers

The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) is offering all international students across Australia a unique opportunity to ask leading employers in Australia what they're looking for in potential employees at its My Study, My Career International Student Forum.

Scholarships up for grabs in Hotcourses photo contest

For the month of March, listings website Hotcourses Abroad has launched a photography contest to promote the universities and college partners featured on its websites. Submissions will be posted on the Hotcourses Facebook pages where the over 1 million followers will vote for their favourite. .

UCIC pathway helps recovery of Christchurch, NZ

Navitas has held an official opening for its pathway college UCIC at University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, which has accepted 70 students so far. Its "first of a kind" pathway college is supporting government efforts and investment to rev up regional international student enrolments.

Data for Australia’s 2013: new enrolments up 9.3%

In positive news for Australia's international education sector, year-end 2013 data reveals an almost double-digit rise in course commencements in 2013 compared with the previous year. This upturn was across all sectors except VET, which remained stable with negligible -0.1% negative growth.

IALC, ANZA team up for Australia workshops

In a marketing move that will bring more agents to its fairs, IALC and ICEF’s ANZA have joined forces to create a cost-effective double workshop package for agents to be held in Australia and New Zealand this April. The coordinated timing and location of the two workshops means that IALC institutions as well as exhibitors can easily attend both.

Aus: Signs of recovery in quarterly visa applications

A rise in student visa applications in Australia signals that the international education industry could be recovering from a four-year slump leading to calls for a national education strategy. Australian Department of Immigration and Statistics data shows a 7.1% rise in year on year student visa applications from March to September 2013.

Pearson signs US partner to expand Progression +

Pearson Education Group has announced that US-based World Education Group will be its point of contact for all learners who want to apply to US colleges and universities as it develops its Progression Plus service. Alongside the Degree Course Finder, the service promotes courses at partnering HEIs to Pearson's 1.7 million learners worldwide.