Sydney-based University of New South Wales (UNSW) has instituted 61 scholarships to attract “bright” Indian minds and provide them financial assistance for studying in the Australian varsity.
The scholarships for the forthcoming July 2018 admissions exclusively for Indians are open to under graduate and post graduate students wishing to study at UNSW — ranked 26th in the world in employer reputation as per the QS university rankings 2017-18.
These include one full tuition fee scholarship and 10 scholarships each worth (Australian) $10,000 per annum for tuition fees.
Also, up for the grabs are 50 awards each worth $5,000 to cover tuition fee for one year that is open to post graduate students only.
A statement from the university said as part of its India strategy, the UNSW, one of the best ranked universities in the world, has been focussing on its twin pillars – strong teaching and robust research – “to dramatically disrupt the manner in which higher education is delivered”.
Australia is fast emerging as the preferred higher education destination with the job market in the country set to grow at 7.8 per cent for the next five years.
“We need to anticipate the future, especially when it is evolving at such a rapid pace. What you need is not an evolution of thinking but the revolution of thought, if we are to stay relevant. That is the biggest challenge that higher education needs to accommodate and adjust to,” said Amit Dasgupta, the India country director of UNSW.
The statement said that UNSW has been continuously looking for bright minds to deliver on the demands the future would place before the global community.
And as such it has instituted the ‘Future of Change’ awards for students from India.
“The awards are aimed at attracting and supporting high-achieving Indian students to undertake under graduate or post graduate study at UNSW.”
To win awards, candidates need to secure admission to the Semester-2 2018 and submit a two-minute digital video testimonial of how a scholarship at UNSW will help them achieve their aspirations. The last date for applications is May 30, 2018. (IANS)
Being able to dream about what to do and where to go is now more important than ever – and you can now take a virtual trip to Sydney and regions of NSW without leaving home.
Destination NSW’s consumer travel website has a new suite of still and video Zoom-ready assets available for consumers to download to make their conferencing calls a little more fun.
The Zoom background collection was curated to inspire wanderlust in the dreaming phase of the travel planning cycle, with NSW backgrounds curated around three key themes – native animals, sunrise and sunset, and spectacular scenery.
The NSW destinations and experiences include stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere’s first Dark Sky Park in the Warrumbungles, sea life frolicking underwater along the NSW Coast from Tweed Heads to Narooma, aerial shots of regional NSW including Stockton Beach and Broken Hill, breakfast with Coffs Harbour kangaroos, and a timelapse of the world-famous Sydney Harbour.
“Travel might be postponed, but dreaming about travelling is definitely encouraged via our Zoom-ready assets,” said Stephen Mahoney, Acting CEO, Destination NSW.
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“Our stunning NSW Zoom backgrounds have been created to keep NSW’s unique experiences and destinations top of mind, and to provide inspiration for future holidays makers as they dream about travelling while staying connected and entertained through Zoom calls in the current stay-at-home period,” said Mahoney.
With a number of virtual wonderlands and three themes to choose from, join the revolution and take your pick of one of the following Zoom backgrounds to immerse yourself in NSW like never before.
Talk with the animals
Wombats at Symbio Wildlife Park, Central Coast
Meerkats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
Kangaroos in Mungo National Park
Fur seals near Montague Island off the coast of Narooma
A mob of emus in Sturt National Park, Tibooburra
Sunrises & Sunsets
Sydney Harbour featuring both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
Broken Hill featuring the Living Desert Sculptures
Blue Mountains National Park featuring panoramic views of the Three Sisters
Bondi Beach featuring the very instagrammable Icebergs
Killcare Beach on NSW’s Central Coast
Warrumbungle National Park featuring the iconic Breadknife and Grand High Top Walks
Parkos is a very useful tool with many possibilities since it greatly facilitates the process of finding and reserving a parking space in the Sydney domestic airport parking, which makes everything much easier, do not take Last-minute scares with prices, and of course, we have the guarantee that everything will work out as planned.
The the problem of finding parking in airport car parks:
Using the Parkos platform will bring us many advantages, and to understand it we must start by analyzing the usual problems that we may encounter when looking for an airport parking lot for our vehicle when we go to the airport.
First of all, we have to take into account that in SYD airport the seats are filled quickly since there are seasons in which there is a lot of demand, and a large number of flights can make us, upon arrival; we find that there is no free place.
On the other hand, it should also be borne in mind that, the fuller the parking near Sydney airport is, the more expensive it is to leave the car.
That means that until we arrive at the Sydney airport, we will not know how much it will cost to leave the car there during our trip.
Precisely all these problems are what we are going to leave behind thanks to Parkos, the perfect tool to find a place in Sydney airport parking.
When making our reservation in advance, we will not only have the guarantee of having a place on our arrival, but also, we can also hire additional services that parking facilities provided by the Parkos, such as that, we wash the car for when we return, and even, everything will be with a closed price, and with the advantage that transport to the airport will be organized according to our needs, making everything much simpler, comfortable, fast and without incident just before catching our flight.
Parkos, the tool to book a car park at your airport:
In addition, we talk about a truly easy to use platform.
This is because it has been designed with any type of a user in mind, including those who have less experience when moving around the Internet or with applications.
Therefore, once we enter, we will find the form that we have to fill out, indicating:
∙Parking in which we want to park-like Sydney airport parking
∙Date of entry (date and time).
∙Return date (also date and time).
At the moment we will be offered a list of all the options at our disposal.
Each of them will offer us specific information such as:
∙Indication of services such as shuttle bus or valet parking.
∙If it includes a transfer to the airport.
∙Opening hours of the parking.
∙If you have custody and key custody service.
There is another option for more information about parking. With this option, you can confirm all the security and parking information
Once we find the option that interests us, we will enter it and see another form to make the reservation.
In this case, we will be asked:
∙Dates of arrival and return (the ones we put before will automatically appear, but here we can make changes if necessary).
∙Round trip flight numbers.
∙Purpose of the trip
∙Reservation information (name and surname, email and mobile phone).
∙Vehicle information: number of people, brand, model, and registration.
∙Section for hiring extra services (car wash, etc.). It will appear only if there are additional services to hire.
∙Payment section: we can choose to pay by cash or card in the parking lot, or pay online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.
As we can see, Parkos is not only a very useful tool to find the best price and save a good amount of money every day, but also offers us a very simple search system adapted to all users, being able to do the Book in airport car parks in just a few minutes.
So Parkos is the best option for you to book the Sydney airport parking because of its security system, comfort, different types of services and too many parking lots.
Located just 6km west of Sydney’s city centre, perched on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour, Balmain cemented itself primarily as the home of working families. It has a strong industrial background and was the home to coal mines, shipbuilding, metal foundries, boiler making and engineering.
Governor Hunter granted 550 acres to colonial surgeon William Balmain in 1800 and from then on, the first settlement of the Balmain peninsula was slow due to the lack of transport to the area. However, it’s now easily accessible by car, public transport and even by a ferry crossing.
If you’re looking for some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city life in Sydney, Balmain is just a 10-minute drive away. You will definitely want to visit the area, so be sure to compare car rentals in Sydney to find your perfect vehicle.
The area is charming and well known for its numerous pubs and friendly village atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to while away the time with peaceful walks, a spot of shopping and tasting the local food – all with fantastic harbour views. Darling Street, running from Rozelle all the way to the water’s edge at Balmain East Ferry Wharf is the best place to begin your adventure in Balmain.
Admire the views
As Sydney is just across the water, Balmain’s Thornton Park is the perfect spot to take in the fabulous views of the harbour, city and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The park has picnic tables available for you to sit and enjoy your lunch while you soak up the sights before getting back to your adventure.
Spot of shopping
No visit to the area would be complete without taking a gander around Balmain Market, one of Sydney’s oldest markets with a history dating back to the 1970s. Stroll around the historic grounds of St Andrews Congregational Church, to find an abundance of handmade products, jewellery and giftware, as well as a selection of tasty food to suit everyone. The market is open every Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00 in summer, and every second Saturday of the month thereafter, weather permitting.
Wine and dine
Balmain is known for its fantastic selection of eateries and bars. We’ve taken a look at the places you need to pay a visit to when you’re in the area:
Enjoy contemporary Turkish cuisine in a restored Victorian mansion. If that wasn’t enough, Efendy also has an intimate cellar cocktail bar. You know you’ll be experiencing genuine Turkish dishes; the Efendy kitchen team is entirely Turkish, with each member representing a different culinary region
Our Place on Darling
This is a cosy bar/cafe with rustic wooden tables and a courtyard – a perfect place for all seasons. Our Place on Darling serves modern Australian cuisine with a range of events throughout the week. Enjoy live music every Sunday night between 18:00 and 20:00 and if you’re up for a challenge, Our Place also has tech-free Tuesdays where if you make it through dinner without your phone or device, they will give you a free chocolate brownie and ice cream.
For wood-fired pizzas, classic dishes and a fresh selection of Italian and Australian produce, including antipasti, prosciutti, pizza rosse, pizza bianche, and pizza vegane look no further than Rossopomodoro.
Balmain East has changed from a working-family suburb to a thriving busy area. For a relaxing day-trip soaking up the world-famous harbour and sampling local delicacies, this is the perfect destination.