To wrap up a busy and productive year, Southern Cross University held agent events in the key cities of Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to show appreciation for the efforts of its agents in the South Asian region. There was a good turnout of education counsellors in each of the source countries for international students to Australia, specifically for the branch campuses of Southern Cross University in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Ali Butt, EduCo Vice President for Sales and Marketing, touched base with the agency partners and thanked them for their dynamism and active support. Among the topics tackled in the conferences are new policies, GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) requirements, Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) requirements for Master’s degree applicants and academic scholarships.
Coordinating the events are the local EduCo representatives of each country:
- Bangladesh – Shams Jahan Farhat, Regional Recruitment Manager
- Nepal – Pragya Shah, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for South Asia
- Pakistan – Arslan Shamim, Regional Recruitment Manager
- Sri Lanka – Chami Jayamaha, Sales and Marketing Manager
The event in Dhaka was attended by a total of 43 agents from 19 agencies, among them IDP, PFEC, HBD, Apollo, Global Reach and Blue Sky.
The Nepal team gathered a total of 45 education agents representing the 32 agent partners and conducted one-on-one meetings with at least seven agents who are preparing to send students in time for the February 2020 intake.
The Karachi team reported a good turnout of attendees to the event and is positively looking at achieving its target number of international students.
All key agents attended the event. The Lahore team reported that applications have started to pick up after the 43 agents representing more than 30 agencies and sub-agencies gathered for the workshop last week.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A total of 60 agents attended the event in Colombo. The Sri Lanka team highlighted opportunities for students at Southern Cross University Perth campus. Perth is now classified as a regional city, allowing graduates an additional year of post-study work rights.