PARSA wins national recognition

14 July 2016

The ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) has been named best in Australia for international students.

PARSA was awarded the International Students' Association of the Year award, for its high level of engagement and integration with its international student members, at a gala ceremony hosted by the Council of International Students Australia.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt congratulated PARSA on the award, and said PARSA did a magnificent job in representing the interests of postgraduate and research students at ANU.

"The organisation has a vital role in helping postgraduate students engage with the University and ensures they remain an important part of the ANU community," Professor Schmidt said.

"On behalf of the University, I congratulate the team at PARSA on their award."

PARSA's International Student Officer Dominic Nadvillaveetil, said the recognition was something they were immensely proud of.

"Our international student members are a vibrant, engaged community of people from all over the world," Mr Nadvillaveetil said.

"I am excited to be part of an organisation which recognises the value of our international student population, and provides it with the support it needs to make our association and our campus world-class."

PARSA represents more than 11,000 Masters and PhD students. Its primary focus is the interests and welfare of all research and coursework postgraduate students at ANU.