News Articles & Media Releases

Entries for March 2017

28 Mar 2017

International students are boosting Southland's economy and locking-in skilled workers.

A report by Education New Zealand studied the economic impact of international education in Southland for 2015-16.

The report says, international students in the region spend an average of $33,200 and foreign exchange earnings amounted to $46.3 million for 2015-16.

SIT international department and marketing manager Chami Abeysinghe said the impact of international education in the region showed significant exchange earnings as well as a substantial number of jobs created.

15 Mar 2017

Southern MPs Todd Barclay and Sarah Dowie have welcomed this week’s publication of new research showing the significant economic benefits of international education for Southland and Otago.

The Regional Economic Impact Reports detail living costs, tuition fees, average spend per student, the number of jobs supported and economic value of international education.

07 Mar 2017

A group of southern students are helping keep racing events in regional Southland alive. 

Event management students from the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) have been put in charge of promoting the Wyndham Cup Day races as part of an assessment. 

Student Balroop Singh said they were hoping to attract more than 500 people to the event.