May 18, 2012
AIS St Helens, one of New Zealand’s leading independent degree granting institutions, features among the list of institutions participating in the New Zealand International Student Survey 2012, launched by the International Division of the New Zealand Ministry of Education for the private tertiary sector recently.
Funded by the Ministry and Education New Zealand, and carried out by i-graduate, the International Student Barometer (ISB) project aims to gather information on the international student experience both inside and outside the classroom environment and will produce data that will help to inform future policy and practice at an institutional and national level.
The survey, to be launched at AIS St Helens on 21 May, will be active over four weeks, asking all current international students to consider their experience on arrival in New Zealand and at AIS St Helens, their learning and living experiences at the institution, and the support available to them within the wider community.
Richard Smith, Academic Registrar, AIS St Helens stated “We are delighted to participate in the International Student Barometer (ISB) project. We hope to gain an insight into the student decision making process and this will help us to better understand the key criteria for students when evaluating and selecting institutions where they choose to study abroad. The survey also explores the possibility of a student recommending AIS St Helens to other students who are in the process of deciding where to study, which will be a useful benchmark. The results of this survey will be very interesting”.