The welcome desk is staffed by local and international student volunteers through a work integrated learning program. The volunteers greet students and offer orientation advice including maps and information about accommodation and transport. iPads on the desk also offer information and will direct students to StudyNSW's website.
The 12 month pilot project has been co-funded by a consortium including StudyNSW, Destination NSW, Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, University of Sydney, University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, University of Western Sydney, University of Wollongong, TAFE NSW, NSW Department of Education, English Australia and is supported by the Council of International Students Australia (CISA).
Students were recently recognised for their contribution at an award ceremony, held at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.