Raewyn Castle says she is all about empowering students.
“I’m very passionate about international students and their journeys,” says Raewyn with conviction.
“It’s important to ensure that whatever they do, they have been advised about their options and have been supported in making positive decisions.”
Raewyn joined the team in the International Student Centre at AUT in 2017 and says there is no typical day here.
“I take care of the Middle Eastern government scholarship students, and there is always something happening. I’m the go-between for students and their sponsors.
“It’s important to balance the environment of students and also be mindful of where staff and academics are coming from. Being culturally sensitive is important."
Students are the reason
Without hesitation, Raewyn says her favourite part of her position is the students.
“The students are the reason why I’m in this position. They are our future generation, and to be a part of their journey gives me great satisfaction.”
Raewyn is excited to work towards increasing the number of government scholars in her role.
“We need our international students because they enhance the university with their different backgrounds and cultures, so I’d really like to see an increase.”
Last updated: 07-Nov-2017 1.09pm
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