Boost for student welcome desk

The City of Melbourne has secured a $150,000 State Government grant that will guarantee its Student Welcome Desk will be open every day for the next three years.

The funding will provide $50,000 a year to build on the successful expansion of the service, which this year started daily operations at Melbourne Airport.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle welcomed last month’s announcement from Acting Minister for International Education Fiona Richardson.

“More than 14,000 students received information packs from the desk during 2015/16, while 9937 students sought assistance from our friendly staff,”  Cr Doyle said.

The Student Welcome Desk operates from the Travellers Information Service at Melbourne Airport.

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