University of Newcastle students receive New Colombo Plan scholarships

Indo-Pacific bound: Georgia Holt, Jessica Birch-Critchley, Samuel Lumley, Adam Kennedy.

Indo-Pacific bound: Georgia Holt, Jessica Birch-Critchley, Samuel Lumley, Adam Kennedy.

​A quartet of University of Newcastle students have received prestigious New Colombo Plan scholarships, which will develop their knowledge and skills in a global context and strengthen ties with the Indo-Pacific.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham presented the students at a dinner in Canberra on Monday with the scholarships to work and study.

Bachelor of Arts student Jessica Birch-Critchley will travel to Pannasastra University of Cambodia; Bachelor of Environmental Engineering student Georgia Holt to Taylor’s University Malaysia; Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Business student Samuel Lumley to Korea University; and Bachelor of Development Studies Adam Kennedy to the National University of Singapore.

UON’s Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Advancement Winnie Eley said the experience would add “immense value” to the students’ careers.

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