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Post date: 09/23/2017 - 16:00
Main Campus News(AU Legarda)


     Ms. Melissa Staley, Manager for International Student Recruitment of Federation University (FedUni ) in Australia met with the School of Computer Science students of Arellano University to discuss the articulation agreement between the two universities on international information technology programs.

     Fed Uni, Australia’s third oldest university, currently has an IBM professional program where qualified students are given the chance to work part-time in the IBM hub in their campus. These students are given a scholarship and are eligible to get a slot in working at IBM after their studies. The AU-FedUni partnership allows Computer Science students who have successfully completed the first 2 years of their study in AU are eligible to transfer to Fed Uni to study for another 2 years and earn a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the latter. AU has sent three
students to this program, the first has already graduated and the other two are still working on their studies.

     Ms. Melissa Staley also explained the study opportunities in Australia, the difference in the education system of Australia and the Philippines as well as the advantages of studying in Australia, in particular, studying in Fed Uni, which has continued its expansion, opening three new campuses in Berwick, Brisbane and Gippsland.

Guest from Federation University of Australia. Ms. Melissa Staley discussing the AU-FedUni partnership to Computer Science students.

Getting to know about opportunities in Australia. Computer Science students pose for a photo-op with Ms. Melissa Staley , second from left. Also in photo are from left, Ms. Gina Clemente, faculty member of the AU School of Computer Science; Ms. Geraldine Rilles, Program Chair, AU School of Computer Science and Mr. Philip Flores , Director for International Academic Linkages of the International Programs Division of Arellano University.

Guest with AU officials. From left to right, photo shows Director Philip Flores, International Academic Linkages, International Programs Division ; Dean Alex Laviña of the College of Business and Technology; Ms. Melissa Staley, Manager for International Student Recruitment, FedUni ; Chairman and CEO Francisco PV Cayco ; Program Chair Geraldine Rilles of the Main Campus School of Computer Science and Vice President Mario F. Sales, International Programs Division.

Post date: 09/23/2017 - 10:13
Main Campus News(AU Legarda)


     On August 15,  2017, Prof. Di Twigg, Executive Dean and Ms. Tania Beament, Director of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University (ECU) visited Arellano University and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with  Chairman and CEO Francisco P.V.Cayco of Arellano University (AU)  renewing the partnership between the two institutions, which has been  on-going for the last
8 years.  ECU is located in Perth, Western Australia.  

     Said partnership was the main topic in the seminar conducted by the two Australian mentors during their stay .  With the theme Nursing Education Beyond Borders, the ECU officials discussed  the various nursing courses and student opportunities that are offered by Edith Cowan University. The participants were also  toured  inside the ECU Campus through a very interesting film highlighting the exquisite structures of the university.

     During the seminar, a video about the Community Clinical Placement Program( CCPP) was  presented containing the achievements of the previous batches of  ECU nursing and midwifery students  as they engaged in the activities with  AU’s  partner communities in Paliwasan, Bulacan and Pangil, Laguna. Our guests were delighted with a video from two of the ECU scholars as they showed their appreciation for the educational assistance provided by the Australian students who participated in the  CCPP.

     The seminar was attended by senior high school students, student nurses from the   College of Nursing of the different campuses of AU , INP students and nursing faculty members.  

     Arellano University and Edith Cowan University established an international partnership which allows students enrolled in the International Nursing Program to earn an Australian BSN Degree after completing their fourth and final year at ECU. Through this globally competitive program, students get the chance to experience Filipino and Australian nursing education. – With reporting by Carla May P. Cara, RN,MAN

Significant momentsMs. Tania Beament, Director of International and Clinical School of Nursing and Midwifery, talks about the different nursing courses offered by Edith Cowan University.

Chairman & CEO Francisco P.V. Cayco (center) signs the Memorandum of Understanding.

One of the student nurses asks about the educational opportunities applicable for her during the open forum.

 Mr. Philip Flores, Director of International Programs Division (left) and Dr. Emerita Mendoza, Director of International Nursing Program(right) hands the Certificate of Appreciation to Prof. Di Twigg, Executive Dean of School of Nursing and Midwifery (center)

From Arellano University. Top photo shows, from left to right, Professor Ruben Ramos, INP faculty member; Ms. Bernadine Navalta, Community Coordinator, College of Nursing; Ms. Leonora Borromeo, Program Chair, College of Nursing and Mr. Philip Flores, Director for International Academic Linkages, International Programs Division.

Guests With INP Students. At bottom photo, seated from left to right are Ms. Carla May Cara and Dr. Anna Katharina Peña INP faculty members; Prof. Di Twigg, ECU’s Executive Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery; Ms. Tania Beament , ECU’s Director, International School of Nursing and Midwifery and Dr. Emerita Mendoza, INP Director. Standing at the back are INP students who would decide whether to go to Australia or to the US for their final year and graduation, together with, at extreme right, Dr. Alvin Quintela and Ruben Ramos INP faculty, and Director Philip Flores.