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SCU Sydney, Melbourne and Perth elect student representatives

Southern Cross University Melbourne, Perth and Sydney have finalised their list of respective Student Representatives Council (SRC) for the new term. The Student Councils represent the student voice and provide a formal campus structure through which international students can put forward their suggestions and undertake initiatives to benefit their respective campuses.

For Term 1 2019, the SRC teams are composed of the following:

Southern Cross University Melbourne

  1. Nirmanpreet Singh
  2. Bing Yang
  3. Edisson Jay Duguil
  4. Prabhjot Kaur
  5. Sunil Nepali
  6. Keerthana Ramachandraiah
  7. Promise Gift Nkwocha
  8. Chandni Lassi
Some of the SCU Melbourne student representatives, from left: Promise Gift Nkwocha, Chandni Lassi, Keerthana Ramachandraiah, Nirmanpreet Singh, Bing Yang and Edisson Jay Duguil.

Southern Cross University Perth

  1. Mohammed Ahmmed Haikal
  2. Sushmita Choudhuria
  3. Iqbir Kaur Boparai
  4. Manju Sunilkumar
  5. Prayash Nepal
  6. Jagwinder Singh
SRC Perth, from left: Mohammed Ahmmed Haikal, Sushmita Chowdhuria, Iqbir Kaur Boparai, Manju Sunilkumar, Prayash Nepal and Jaqwinder Singh

Southern Cross University Sydney

  1. Arjun Chadha
  2. Arjun Regmi
  3. Asfandyar Aslam
  4. Bibek Gurung
  5. Manpreet Kaur
  6. MD Mahmudul Islam Farhad
  7. Pradeep Chimouriya
  8. Rupa Lingden
  9. Utsav Shreshtha
  10. Yukta
SRC Sydney, from top left: Arjun Chadha,  Arjun Regmi, Asfandyar Aslam,  Bibek Gurung and Manpreet Kaur. Bottom, from left: MD Mahmudul Islam Farhad, Rupa Lingden, Pradeep Chimouriya, Utsav Shreshtha and Yukta.

The SRC’s mandate is to initiate campus activities that will benefit the entire student population and can also impact the wider community.  Southern Cross University’s three campuses in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney are dedicated to international students and welcome the opportunity to work with the new SRC representatives to enhance the students’ experience.

International students in Australia

International students in Australia have been acknowledged as the country’s third largest export, next to coal and iron ore. The international education sector has reported $35.9 billion in export income annually. This income supports 240,000 local jobs, provides wages and improves living standards across the country.

This was reported in a recent survey conducted by JWS Research. In the same survey, four in five Australians believe that international students contribute to national prosperity.

“Australians benefit from the powerful personal, cultural, diplomatic and trade ties that are forged when brilliant students from across the globe spend their formative years here,” says Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson. “When these talented students return home – as 85% do – they join a global network of alumni with deep understanding and lifelong affection for Australia.”

“And those who stay on are highly-skilled graduates who are needed in our nation’s economy,” she concludes.