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Submitted to: Mr Sami Wilson
Corporate Social Responsibility
Submitted by: Faisal Alqsaer
Global Organisation of Students
16 September 2011
This report observes the social relationship experiences of QUT international students in Australia, and identifies several factors that negatively affect the ability of international students to form meaningful social relationships while in Australia. Both primary and secondary sources were used in the production of this report. The primary information was collected through the use of a ten-question survey delivered to a targeted sample of twenty QUT international students, while secondary information was collected from library holdings and other credible resources. The results provide a valuable overview of participants’ experiences of social relationship adjustments in Australia. Some recommendations for improving international students’ social relationships, such as providing a friendly social environment, encouraging more contact between Australian students and international students, and some social activities, are discussed in the report.
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Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR) and Global Organization of Students, (GOS) are both involved in this report. The president of Corporate Social Responsibility, Mr Sami Wilson, has authorised the Global Organization of Students (GOS), a company that cares about international student’s affairs, to do a report about QUT international students’ social relationship adjustments in Australia. He has also produced numerous reports that advocate on their behalf. Indeed, the issue of international students’ adjustment is very important because international education industry is becoming a major source of growth in the Australian economy. (Heffernan & Farrell, 2005) state that the growing competition for international students has improved the marketing concentration of universities in Australia. Thus, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aims to improve its business by achieving its goals by this report. In addition, QUT international students might provide a good sample about international students’ social relationship adjustments in Australia. This report will be submitted to CSR on 16th September 2011.
- To determine students’ experiences of social relationship adjustments in Australia
- To examine how the campus social environment impacts QUT international students’ social relationships in Australia
- To support CSR president Sami Wilson by providing some recommendations to improve QUT international students’ social relationships in Australia.
Data for this report was collected through the administration of a 10-question survey, which was comprised of dichotomous, multiple choice, scale, rank-order, mixed search, and open questions. An example of this survey can be seen in Appendix A. A targeted sample method was used to distribute the questionnaires to twenty QUT international students. It was distributed on 1st September 2011, in the P Block Residence of Kelvin Grove campus. The surveys were then collected and the information analysed. The findings are presented in graphs and tables.
The investigation constituted of two parts. First, the international students were asked about their experiences of social relationships in Australia. Secondly, the students were asked to discuss how the Australian social environment affects QUT international students. The primary research is based on the results of the aforementioned questionnaires, while secondary research was conducted through library databases and other credible sources. Some data was not included in the final report as the results were insignificant. However, this report has reliable restrictions in terms of the sample size and time but, the data collected is good enough for a number of key conclusions to be drawn.
Figure 1 shows the quality of participants’ social relationships in Australia. Most of the participants are satisfied with their social life in Australia. However, a minority of participants’ social relationships need improvement, while others consider theirs to be poor.
These findings suggest that the wealth of cultural diversity and social.............
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