Expanding scholars experiences and friendships
The Swinburne GAF Scholars Network was established with the first cohort of GAF Scholars in 2007, and provides an opportunity for its members to support each other, network and share information with a focus on academic opportunities and community service.
The Network is highly valued by the GAF Scholars, and consistently receives positive feedback in the Scholars' annual reports. Network activities comprise both formal and informal/social components. This is of particular value to incoming GAF Scholars, with existing Scholars helping them with any transitional issues that they may experience as they adjust to university life and living away from home.
‘I really appreciated the mentoring and networking opportunities that I was given…. The events provided are one of the best aspects of the scholarship. I loved expanding my social circle with people from different backgrounds whom I may not have met without this scholarship ….‘ Samantha