Issue 12
Monday, 18 July 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks (centre) and Michelle Lowe from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with the Australia Awards Scholarship recipients
CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks (centre) and Michelle Lowe from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with the Australia Awards Scholarship recipients

CDU study to enrich Philippine education systems

By Katie Weiss

The first Australia Awards Scholarship recipients to be enrolled in a unique education course at Charles Darwin University have completed their studies.

The four Filipino students created detailed plans to support education systems and teacher networks in their home towns as part of CDU’s Master of Education (International).

Delhana Uto said she was proud to have experienced the one-year scholarship program at Casuarina campus and be part of the first group of awardees enrolled in the course.

“It was a challenge to leave my family and friends back home for so long, but the core staff and services available during the program were amazing,” Delhana said.

CDU Office of International Services student officer Brett Smith said the students were high-performing and passionate about their studies.

“The students successfully immersed themselves in a new culture during the program while also balancing their academic commitments,” Mr Smith said.

He said the students would be required to implement their Re-Entry Action Plans once they returned to their home towns.

The Federal and NT Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Office of International Services recently held a farewell ceremony at Casuarina campus to celebrate the students’ achievements.