EduCo recently honoured education agents and recognised 10 of its top education counsellors in a luncheon at Hotel Pan Pacific Perth.
The Appreciation Lunch was attended by at least 85 onshore education agents that supported Southern Cross University Perth campus every school term since its opening in July last year.
EduCo’s Chief Financial Officer Roo Oosthuizen and Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Ali Butt were on hand to award the Top 10 agents that have met key performance indicators for the past three student intakes in 2017-2018. They are as follows:
Express Visa and Migration Services
Visa Hub Australia
Value Education and Visa Services (VEVS)
Red Earth Migration
Building student numbers from the ground up
Santy Ramasamy, regional recruitment manager of Southern Cross University Perth, relates, “When I first started with SCU in July last year, I thought, ‘wow it’s going to be very tough!’ It was a huge challenge for me as there were zero students and I have to build the numbers, pipelines, articulations, etc.” She thanked the agents who supported the university by bringing in international students. In no time, SCU Perth had over 100 students and another 60 that enrolled for the October intake, bringing the current total to at least 160 students.
Highly-recommended by current students
At the Appreciation Lunch, international students Gavesha Bhuttoo and Yuto Kitafuji shared their student journey and why they chose to study at the Southern Cross University Perth campus.
Gavesha, who is currently pursuing her Master of Professional Accounting, says she chose Southern Cross University Perth because a friend recommended it. “The best aspect about the university is that the faculty and staff are very helpful. They are very supportive and always take the extra time to give students the personal attention that they require. This, in turn, helps us in harnessing our potentials and skills.”
She adds she would always recommend SCU Perth to a friend or an acquaintance because it is a reputable university and highly-ranked in Australia in spite of it being a relatively young university.
In the same token, Yuto, a Bachelor of Business student, points out that studying at the university is an advantage because of the small class sizes and the “relaxed and quiet environment around the campus which makes it suitable for study. The university provides a very good environment for more interaction with our lecturers.” He relates, “My previous school had big classes that made me hesitate to ask my lecturer if I have questions.”
Yuto recommended Southern Cross University to one of his friends who was studying in another university. “I thought that the issues she told me are solvable with the environment here at the SCU Perth campus,” he points out. “I would definitely recommend SCU to all because of its commitment to help international students,” he adds.