The MDA Brisbane Student Hub, a free support service for international students, will open its doors at The Edge this week!
Brisbane is home to over 75,000 international students from over 160 different countries and the Brisbane Student Hub is the first of its kind here in Queensland.
Students can drop in between 12pm-5pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to study, use the laptops and Wi-Fi or relax with friends.
Students can also access information and advice for anything related to living in Queensland – including asking any questions they have about employment, volunteering and accommodation.
We asked Mo Zaidan, an international student from Amman, Jordan, about the new Brisbane Student Hub and making the most of the unique space at The Edge.
Mo (above, left) is studying his Masters in Marketing at Central Queensland University’s Brisbane campus and is in his second year in the Queensland capital.
What excites you most about the new Brisbane Student Hub?
From my experience, I know international students move to a new country with a lot of questions. The Brisbane Student Hub will be the first point of contact for anything international students want to know about.
It’s also a great opportunity to meet new people and make new connections here in Queensland.
What features of The Edge will you be using?
I’m looking forward to doing any courses related to digital media, graphic design, digital marketing or social media.
The Edge offers so much for students, like the free Wi-Fi and the café as well.
The space on the Mezzanine is a great spot to study, finish off group assignments or just hang out with friends in between classes.
I think it will really help maintain our work-life balance when it comes to studying.
Why is it important for Queensland to have a free support service like this for international students?
The first year for all international students is always the hardest so this support will help students settle into their new life in Queensland.
I think the events and workshops will be really beneficial too because it gives us a chance to be a part of the community – to socialise and to network.
The Brisbane Student Hub will open from Wednesday 17 August 2016, and is a partnership between MDA Ltd, The Edge, Study Queensland and Study Brisbane. For more information, view the Brisbane Student Hub page.