NCUK Introduces Pathway To Australia and New Zealand


NCUK and their Delivery Partners welcomes University of Western Australia, University of Auckland and University of Newcastle, Australia to the network at Beijing event in conjunction with AustCham

A seminar event was held at the AustCham offices in the centre of Beijing last week. The audience were members of senior management and student counsellors from many NCUK Study Centres; both schools and Universities from around China. With great thanks to Nick Coyle, Executive Director of AustCham Beijing who opened the event with an immigration update to greater inform counsellors about the student visa-entry requirements for studying in Australia.

NCUK Market Development Director, Georgina Jones joined the seminar from NCUK head office in Manchester to update those assembled on the developments within the NCUK University network and the increased opportunities for students to study at more worldwide study destinations, starting from the 2019-20 academic year.

Delighted to also be joined by representatives from three of these new institutions: Therese Guo from the University of Western Australia; William Ho from the University of Auckland and Damon Ferris from the University of Newcastle. They each gave a great introduction to their Universities, the cities in which they are situated, the life on campus, the academic background and rankings of their most popular courses.

Damon from the University of Newcastle shared the story of Jack Ma, China’s famous entrepreneur, who founded Alibaba. He has a long history with the city of Newcastle and a long-standing friendship with the Morley family. The University of Newcastle, as a result, have been able to set up the Morley-Ma Scholarship to enable Australian students to experience study in China. You can watch the video of the Morley-Ma family below:

The University of Newcastle is just 45 minutes from of Sydney and enjoys fabulous beaches and promotes a clean and healthy lifestyle. UoN are ranked 214 of the world’s universities universities and within Engineering – Mineral and Mining disciplines they rank at top 30 in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject list. The University has six subjects ranked in the world’s top 100 and an overall total of 15 subjects ranked in the world’s top 200.

The University of Western Australia is in the Australian Group of 8 – the highest-ranking universities in all Australia. The University is ranked in the top 100 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s internationally recognised Academic Ranking of World Universities and consistently appears in the top 1% of universities as judged in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS rankings of world’s top universities.  In the Good Universities Guide 2018 – the foremost non-government ranking of Australian universities – UWA scored five-star rankings in student demand, graduate starting salaries and student staff ratio.

Earth and Marine Sciences,  Agriculture and ForestryAnatomy and PhysiologyPerforming ArtsMineral and Mining EngineeringCivil and Structural Engineering and Sports-Related subjects have been ranked in the world’s top 50 in 2018 according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

William from New Zealand’s premier institution, The University of Auckland, shared with the audience, more about this unique country, it’s culture and it’s reputation for quality in higher education. Ranked 82nd  in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (QS Rankings) and 192nd   in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (THE rankings). Auckland are placed 32nd in the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities rankings. The University scored the highest possible rating of Five Stars Plus in the QS Stars University Ratings, with maximum five-star ratings in each of the areas evaluated: teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, access and discipline rankings and accreditations. QS Stars.

The University of Auckland offers an impressive range of study options with more than 120 different undergraduate subjects across eight faculties. Conjoint degrees are also offered where undergraduate students can study for two degrees at the same time and complete these in a shorter timeframe than if studied individually.

NCUK is pleased to have been able to bring these universities to visit our Delivery Partners in Beijing and connect with our Study Centres around China. The strengthening of our offer; our qualifications and options for students is at the core of our strategic development and in these global times, providing choice and recognition to our students is our number one priority.

Georgina Jones, NCUK Market Development Manager

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