Around the World University Fair Savours Global Culture

Members of KDU International Student Ambassador (KISA) who helped in manning the cultural booths at the photo booth. Student seen trying out the desserts at the food booth.
Student giggled as she laid her hands on the traditional game activity from U.K. Students listened attentively to the representative of The University of Queensland regarding prospect of furthering study to Australia.
KDU students beat the Wednesday’s blues on 16th of May by participating on the Around The World event which took place outside Lecture Theatre 6. As part of Student & Alumni Centre (SAC)’s effort to further promote itself as a hub for external foreign universities placements, the university fair revolved around the theme of Australia & United Kingdom, in which 10 foreign universities from Australia and United Kingdom U.K. were present.

Unlike your typical university fair, Around the World strived to step out from the conventional and mundane approach of a university fair by incorporating fun, engaging and exciting activities. Engaging booths manned by KDU International Student Ambassador (KISA) members emphasised on  lifestyle, culture, fun activities and food of Australia and U.K. made it more interesting than the usual fairs.  Students were flocking in to the traditional games booths in which they experienced a hands-on Australian aboriginal hand stencils and had fun pinning tails on a donkey – ode, but surely a classic game in U.K. There were also food booths in which students savoured Australia and U.K.’s desserts of Lamington Cake and scones. It doesn’t end there, students also poured their creative juice at the “Colour Me” booths in which they collaboratively coloured two “A1” mandalas of Kangaroo (national animal of Australia) and Unicorn (national animal of Scotland).

 To pump up the fun factor, there was also the photo booth in which students took and received unlimited photo strips over the span of four hours. One of the high points of the event is not surprisingly the “Quiz Me” competition. Emcee of the day, Timothy, a culinary student from School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts popped simple quizzes of interesting and fun facts about respective country throughout the event where winners received merchandises like pen drive, bags, notebooks and many more sponsored from participating universities. With such attractions to draw the crowd of students in, 10 participating universities from U.K. that included University of Northampton, Coventry University, University of Essex, University of West England Bristol, University of Sheffield, University College Birmingham, Middlesex University London, University of Queensland, University of Deakin and Curtin University inevitably also received overwhelming queries at their booths. The event wrapped up around 4.30 in the evening with students taking home with them not just goodies of merchandises but also elaborated information on the prospect of furthering their studies in Australia and U.K.