Welcome to the NZISA - 2018 Conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing
The first New Zealand International Student led conference will be held at Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
What you will learn
This conference is the first of its kind in New Zealand, bringing together a selected group of international student leaders, advocates, and international student agencies from across the education sector, to talk about international student health and wellbeing.
Mental health and wellbeing is one of the biggest issues facing the international education sector. Join us to become part of the nationwide shift towards finding more effective, more powerful and more sustainable ways to engage with your communities to have a positive impact on the international students around you.
The Conference aims to inform and empower international student representatives so that, following the Conference, those student leaders can return to their student communities as advocates, changemakers, and vessels of quality information. You will learn about how you can lead your communities forward with best practice methods presented by industry experts.
Key speakers and distinguished guests include:
- The Hon Chris Hipkins (Minister of Education)
- Justin Lester (Mayor of Wellington)
- Ms Melissa Lee (Spokesperson for Ethnic Communities)
- Professor Shanton Chang (Assistant International Dean, University of Melbourne)
What we will do
NZISA has consulted with a wide range of international student bodies and agencies on the program for this conference. The main objective will be to educate international leaders on how to develop their communities.
Key workshops and speeches include:
- How to be an effective student leader
- Sexuality and Diversity in the international student community
- A general introduction to mental health, what it is and what it is not
- Communication skills in a New Zealand professional workplace
- Working together with the New Zealand Police for safer communities
- Employment Rights
The New Zealand International Students’ Association is an umbrella body that brings together international student leaders nationwide. NZISA represents the collective voice among international students studying in New Zealand.
The goal of NZISA is to address issues and concerns face by international students in New Zealand. NZISA is the bridge between students, education providers and policy makers. NZISA conducts research into international education and best practice within the sector to help strengthen existing policies to better accommodate international students in New Zealand. NZISA works closely with the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Auckland Agency Group (AAG), New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and the Human Rights Commission (HRC). NZISA is routinely engaged in the policy discussions for the International Student Wellbeing Strategy and Change Proposal for Post-Study Work Rights. Past engagements and consultations include the proposed International Education Strategy 2018 – 2030 and the Education Summit 2018.
NZISA is an active advocate for international students’ welfare. NZISA has organised a Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference in September. The Conference aims to inform and empower international student representatives so that they can return to their student communities as advocates, change makers, and vessels of quality information. At the same time, NZISA is running a nationwide research and campaign against labour exploitation in New Zealand. The data gathered will give the general public a better view of the realities of working in New Zealand.
Despite being a young student body, NZISA has achieved tremendous milestones, in particular, gaining the support from student bodies and government bodies. NZISA hopes to continue the good relationship with its partners, to bring better a quality of life for international students.
MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LEADERS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IMPACTED
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thank you to our sponsors for allowing this conversation to take place