Supporting our Students

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  • Students from the Department of Chinese Studies will be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language culture of China, thanks to the To Wing Chinese Language and Culture Fund.
  • Students of Italian language and culture enjoy the opportunity to live and study in Italy, thanks to Frances Merenda’s inspirational support.
  • As a result of gifts from alumni and friends, in 2014 the Dean has announced the inaugural award of four Future Leaders Scholarships to encourage and support undergraduate students who are specially dedicated to making a positive difference in society.
  • With the help of financial support from the Student Activity Fund, which is part of the Dean’s Scholarship Fund, BA Honours student Nicola Bauman took part in the Global Voices delegation to the OECD Forum in Paris, in June 2014.
  • In October 2013, the grandchildren of the late Rosina Tedeschi made a gift of $10,000 in order to strengthen the funding of the annual prize in Italian Studies that bears her name. Read more about this lovely story here.
  • In June 2012, thanks to gifts for the Student Activity Fund – which is part of The Dean’s Scholarship Fund – International and Global Studies student Daniel Barabas has represented the University at Golden Key’s International Scholar Laureate Program on Diplomacy and International Relations. Over two weeks in Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai, he discussed foreign affairs with diplomats, students and academics from China and around the world. A cultural program enabled him to visit historical landmarks such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors.
  • Recipient Hannah Donnelly said of the support that this new program provides to undergraduate students, “During my degree, I had the incredible opportunity of seeing how the UN works from the inside by attending the 10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. The Student Activity Fund will give future arts students the chance to have life-changing personal development experiences just like mine.”
  • The International Exchange Scholarships Scheme is helping our undergraduates to access life-changing experiences overseas. More information, including about scholarship winners, can be found at:

Support for study: Preserving Aboriginal past and present

Arts student Kirsty Mitchell was the first recipient of the Gwen and David Moore Aboriginal Scholarship. She tells us what it means to her in this update.

Kenneth Reed Postgraduate Research Scholarship in English

The Department of English is deeply grateful to Kenneth Reed for his generosity in setting up the Kenneth Reed Postgraduate Research Scholarship in English.