International student wellbeing strategy funding round 2017/18 outcomes

We held our first funding round under the International Student Wellbeing Strategy in the second half of 2017. The funding round allocation focused on inclusion and social connectedness, mental health and information provision. Initiatives were selected by international education leaders representing students, communities, education providers and government.

2017/18 funding was allocated to 11 projects that included both national and regional initiatives.

OrganisationLocationFocus

Plains FM

Canterbury, online

Radio/podcast programme designed for international students

NZ International Students Association

Nationwide

Host symposium on issues and opportunities facing international students (such as mental health and student inclusion)

Wintec

Nationwide

Mental health first aid training for education provider staff working with international students

ISANA NZ

Nationwide, online

Professional development workshops, community engagement training and mental health training for education provider staff working with international students

Islamic Women’s Council

Auckland region

Inclusion, safety and wellbeing workshops for female international students and partners of male international students

Waikato University, Wintec, Waikato District Police, Hamilton City Council

Hamilton

Programme of events to support inclusion and wellbeing (including rugby experience and Noho Marae)

Human Rights Commission

Nationwide

Social campaign on importance of full inclusion for international students

South Asian Trust

Canterbury

Workshops on preventing victimisation and family violence offending for international and domestic students

Study Auckland/Ngāti Whātua Orākēi

Auckland

Noho Marae and a programme to develop young international student leaders

Venture Southland

Southland

Rugby experience, workshops and seminars on in-study employment rights and opportunities for international students

Multicultural NZ

Wellington region

Online information for students and education providers about Wellington services, sports day and Noho Marae

 

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