International Student Development Discussion Group

International Student Development Discussion Group

The Student Development International Discussion Groups are led by a dedicated team of student volunteers called the Discussion Group Team. In an informal, friendly setting, international students can improve their conversational English skills, learn more about Australian culture and make new friends.


There are a variety of topics discussed, including news, popular culture, Australian slang and others from the team and participants' suggestions. The focus is both on learning more about Australia and also gradually improving communication skills, especially public speaking.

How to get involved

Recruitment for New Project Officers for T3 2019 and T1 2020 is now open. This includes an exciting new opportunity to start a small weekly Discussion Group off campus at Urbanest; Darling Square.  



  • Project Leader
  • Project Officer
  • International Student Ambassador


Training will be provided at the start of each semester to ensure the team has a sound understanding of their roles and responsibilities, intercultural competence requirements, procedures, policies and WHS considerations.


Semester 2, Weeks 1 - 13, 1 hour per day, 20 hours total commitment.


Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Development programs, Peer tutoring & mentoring, Student led teams

Provider of activity

DVCA Student Life/Hub

Interest area

Fundraising & events, Marketing, media & communications, Tutoring & mentoring, Youth work

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Marketing & PR, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


Student Development International



For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.