Inspiring Australians take over UWA’s Octagon Theatre for the latest Student Forum

  • 8 September 2021

Auspire brought Australian of the Year and Community Citizen of the Year alumni together with students for our latest Inspiring Australians Student Forum at University of Western Australia’s Octagon Theatre.

More than 400 year 10 students listened to the inspiring words of Dylan Storer, Ashleigh Small, Thea Kurniawan and Julian Pace, followed by a Q&A where members of the audience asked questions such as “What’s the best advice someone has given you?” and “How would you advise other aspiring female leaders?”

Dylan, a supporter of lowering the voting age, encouraged attendees that they can and will make a difference, while Ashleigh urged them to “just try something” and that hard work and determination can beat experience. Students were then given a 5-point roadmap by Thea, and Julian left them with the thought that they can always be better tomorrow than they were today.

Event sponsors Vikas Rambal, Chairman of Perdaman, and Shelby Yazmadji, Communications Advisor of Chevron Australia (Australian of the Year Awards Diversity and Inclusion sponsor) were able to present to the students and David Sadler, Deputy Vice Chancellor Education at UWA, welcomed them to the campus.

After students got to shake the hands of the speakers and snap their selfies, they enjoyed the opportunity to tour the campus grounds.

View photos from the forum here.

We can’t wait for the next Inspiring Australian Student Forum at Murdoch University on 22 September.

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