This podcast looks at the ethics of managing the international students in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recorded on 17th April 2020
While I was researching the plight of international students in Australia, I came across an article via twitter, called “Whose side are we on?” .
That blog article, written by Matt Novacevski, touched aspects of human behaviour when dealing with crisis and touched upon its impact on Australia’s own overseas students and others on short-term visa holders. If you have time, I highly recommend you read his essay.
This line in particular stood out for me:
“some of my brightest students have come from overseas. They take on a Masters degree in a second language, and take on the task with a spirit of wonder, enquiry and good humour. They are tough, resilient, humble and ready to make a contribution to better themselves, the country they have come to, and the world.”Matt Novacevski on Placematt.net
Inspired, I reached out to the writer & asked him if he would consider joining me on my podcast. Guess what?! He said, “Yes!”. Woohoo!
A bit about out guest – Matt Novacevski is a planner, placemaker, designer, facilitator, tutor and currently working on a PhD at the University of Melbourne. He also has more than ten years’ experience in local government, specializing in place-based planning practice and community engagement.
Now that you have a context, please listen to the full episode below:
Here is the direct link to the episode also.
Had a great time speaking with Matt of @places_calling in today’s #podcast episode where he talks thoughtfully on the need to reach out to Australia’s international students with compassion during the #COVID19 #lockdown.https://t.co/L6FRNerLFX#intled #auspol #InThisTogether— Manoj Kumar (@manojthinks) April 17, 2020