After two years of stopping and starting again, working remotely, putting life and travel plans on hold, Excelsia College can’t wait to welcome back students, especially international students! For those students who won’t be able to join us in person by Semester 1, 2022, we’ll have online learning options available.
God teaches us that He is faithful and will be with us until the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20). Even though this year was unsettling in a lot of ways, Excelsia rose to the occasion, proving just how strong our community is. Staff and students adjusted to remote working and online learning using Zoom. Excelsia was also able to support students through Foodbank, a free and confidential service that provided grocery items to students struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also thankful for the support provided through each other and our community, and services such as counselling and onsite chaplaincy.
Despite the pandemic, the Excelsian community continued to produce outstanding work. Here are some of the College’s favourite projects from this year:
- CAPA x Fest which gave third-year Drama students experience in planning and implementing a festival. The inaugural theme ‘Play Different: Be Different’ encouraged audience members to play and think outside of the box. Music students also contributed to this new venture by performing their original work.
- BSP Film Scholarship which gave high school students across Australia in Years 11 and 12 the opportunity to develop and share their voice through short films of 2 to 6 minutes. Students expressed thematic content around the nature of morality, existence, spirituality, philosophy, reality and truth for the chance to win a full scholarship to the Bachelor of Screen Production, in conjunction with Sydney Film School.
- ACHEA Research Conference, Lumen Conferral and HEPP-QN National Forum on Changing Landscapes in Higher Education. These conferences brought together a range of researchers, panellists, workshop facilitators and professional presenters who contributed to the advancement of knowledge in higher education.
Although we couldn’t have in-person Open Days, our Virtual Open Days for Drama, Music and Screen Production were a success and saw students start to enrol for Early Offer entry.
2022 is already shaping up to be a big year, with an exciting range of new courses being launched! These include our Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Master of Professional Accounting, Bachelor of Music (Worship), Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership and more.
If you’ve put off your studies and are ready to learn in 2022, why not explore Excelsia College? We offer courses across business, accounting, social work, counselling, education and creative and performing arts.