Students from schools in Chennai, New Delhi, Gurgaon and Bengaluru have won a fully sponsored student experience for a week at a leading Australian University as part of the Film Fly Experience Australia – Australia Future Unlimited Schools Video Competition.
The Film Fly Experience Australia – Australia Future Unlimited schools video competition organised by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Australian Government featured participation from students and schools in grades 9 to 12 across four countries, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to develop short videos around the themes of
- Creating my own music
- Improving Quality of life through humanitarian engineering and entrepreneurship
- Data science
- Improving the lives of those living in smart cities and urban areas
- UN sustainability goals
Featuring participation from more than 630+ schools across South Asia, the following schools in India were declared as the winners of the competition:
- Springdales School, New Delhi – Creating my own music (Australian Institute of Music)
- Vaels International School, Chennai – Improving quality of life through humanitarian engineering and entrepreneurship (Australian National University)
- DAV Public School, Chennai – Data science (Bond University)
- DPS International School, Gurgaon – Improving the lives of those living in smart cities and urban areas (University of Technology Sydney)
- National Public School, Bengaluru – UN Sustainability Goals (University of Wollongong)
The winning videos can be viewed at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/ffeaustralia
Students along with teachers from each of the winning schools will travel to Australia to participate in a student experience at the sponsoring universities between May to June 2019.
Speaking about the competition, Peter Coleman, Trade Commissioner – South Asia, Australian Trade and Investment Commission said, “I congratulate all the winners and look forward to their visits to the sponsoring Australian Universities soon. The students from the winning schools will experience Australia’s world leading education system and learn how it will help to boost their career outcomes.”
“Australia is a study destination of great opportunity – where people from across the world can pursue their study and learning ambitions in any field they choose. We would like to see more Indian students studying in Australia to gain a richly rewarding experience which sets the students up for career success”, said Peter Coleman.
The competition partners with Australian Institute of Music, The Australian National University, Bond University, RMIT, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong and is sponsored by Allianz and nib.
For more information about the competition, please visit www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/ffeaustralia or contact Ms Priyanka Vaidyanath at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission at +91 (44) 4391 3224 or e-mail to Priyanka.Vaidyanath@austrade.gov.au
About The Australian Trade and Investment Commission
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade – is the Australian Government agency responsible for advancing Australia’s international trade and education, investment, and tourism interests by providing information, advice and services.
About the Partner Institutes
Australian Institute of Music
The Australian Institute of Music (AIM) is Australia’s largest music and performing arts education institution. We pride ourselves on being a uniquely collaborative educational hub. At AIM, creatives can explore their passion for music and tap into their strengths while establishing the foundation for a sustainable, future-ready career. Our high-quality, fully accredited Diplomas, Bachelor Degrees, Masters Degrees, Graduate Certificates, senior high school education and short courses balance practice, performance and theory, and are all taught by industry experts.
AIM is driven to provide industry-leading education that inspires and prepares passionate people, worldwide, to lead lives of purpose. What does this look like? Empowered graduates staking out sustainable and innovative careers, embracing their skills, networks and strength to carve out their futures in the music world.
The Australian National University
The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s leading universities, recognised internationally for its teaching excellence and cutting-edge research. ANU is ranked #1 in Australia and #24 in the world. ANU has Six Nobel Laureate among our staff and alumni; the highest of any Australian university. Our focus on excellence in research and education ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over, well-prepared to address complex contemporary challenges.
Bond University – Bond Business School
Bond Business School delivers a truly personalised educational experience to every student. We are blessed with a unique learning environment based on small class sizes and an accelerated three-semester-per-year timetable. This setting tailors our industry-relevant learning experiences to the needs of each student, one by one. In addition, each student has unparalleled access to dedicated learning facilities, global industry connections, internationally diverse cohorts and world class academics. Together, these factors explain why the Bond Business School is consistently ranked first in Australia for educational experience and student satisfaction.
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise and one of Australia’s original tertiary institutions. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research. RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures. The University’s student population of more than 84,000 includes 26,000 international students from over 150 countries. International students make up one third of our student population with more than 12,000 students in Australia and over 14,000 studying offshore (including RMIT Vietnam).
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, ranked 1st as Australia’s top young university and 10th globally in the 2019 QS Top 50 under 50 – reflecting its strength in research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.
It has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions. UTS’s culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs truly support innovation in education and research.
UTS offers more than 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses, and with a total enrolment of over 40,000 students, UTS is one of the largest universities in Australia. UTS is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities.
University of Wollongong
Located just an hour and a half from Sydney, the University of Wollongong, Australia (UOW) boasts an impressive ranking of being among the best 20 modern universities in the world – as well as being placed in the top 250 of universities globally. UOW has an excellent international reputation for teaching standards and has an exceptional record of getting graduates jobready. In fact, UOW is ranks among the top 1% for graduate quality in QS World University Graduate Employers survey.
UOW welcomes almost 6000 international students each year to its campuses in Australia, and offers world-class education at its network of campuses and partners in the UAE, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Singapore.
About the Sponsors
Allianz Global Assistance
Since 1999, Allianz Global Assistance has provided health insurance and assistance to overseas students and visitors. Working with many of Australia’s leading education institutions, we are a leading provider of overseas student health cover.
Our health cover benefits are similar to those Australians receive through Medicare (Australia’s public health care system). For students or visitors who get sick or have an accident in Australia, depending on the coverage level selected, we help pay for the medical cost for:
- Hospital costs
- Emergency ambulance
- Doctor’s appointments
- Prescription medicine
nib is one of Australia’s leading health insurers and one of only five insurers approved by the Department of Home Affairs to provide the mandatory OSHC that overseas students require to study in Australia. With over 60 years’ experience in providing health insurance and over 1 million customers, you can be confident you’re in safe hands. nib will provide the support you need, access to trusted health professionals and great value, easy to use visa compliant health cover.