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  1. Hi My partner and I are looking to emigrate in the next year but worried with the recent visa changes that even if we do get granted a visa, we wont find work as employers will favour an Australian candidate (of a lower standard - obviously not looking for preferential treatment!). Has anyone had experience of this kind of discrimination or am I just being paranoid? Cheers
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    The first step is the hardest!

    Hi PIO! Looking for the first step of direction people have taken in even starting the ball rolling for emigration to Australia. In an ideal world Brisbane would be the destination but in no rush to get there if other ways in! I am an A1 qualified NVQ assessor for Teaching Assistants, Business Admin, IT and Customer Services with PTLLS probably completed before 2012 is out and have a Sport Management honours degree (business side rather than coaching) also, previous background in delivering training, marketing, brand management. Partner is a level 4 teaching assistant specialising in special education needs and she has worked in this area for more than the last five years. Does anyone know if any of this could be transferred? Is it easy to transfer? Are these kind of backgrounds in demand?! Its difficult to know from the advice on websites as they're the guidelines and not experiences! Just wanted some initial help on this to see if it is even worth following up or if we are doomed to live in England FOREVER!!!! SAY IT ISN'T SO!:arghh: FFF :animal-frog:
  3. I'm going to have a rant now, out of character for me I know... I'm trying to make the best use of my time and do some Christmas shopping online......what a joke. Online shopping is to be frank.... ****e in Australia. Just been on the Big W and Target sites to see that delivery is delayed due to unprecedented demand!! Might not be delivered in time for Christmas!! Its only the 6th December for Gods sake!! What I wouldnt give for the equivalent of Tesco.com or Argos online.......:mad:
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    Experiences at Byford Quarantine

    I wondered if anyone else had had a bad experience at Byford? I noticed the post by another lady who dog had developed a hoarse balk - I remember your dog - who was almost opposite mine. My dog Flo arrived there in October in poor condition from the flight (she lost nearly 3kg of her 29kg) and proceeded to become very ill. She is now OK but the experience before her visit and during it was really unpleasant for me and her. The staff are a real mix, the ones in charge are not the pleasantest of people, but the helpers try there best. In essence, and I know this is a generalisation but it reflects my experience, they seem to be more concerned with paper work than the welfare of the animals. Quite officious too and talked down to you. Yet even the paperwork was badly handled. Flo is on medication (Metacam and Cosequin DS) for arthritis and we organised this well in advance to be made available at the station. My husband, who was in Oz before me and Flo, ordered and hand delivered the Cosequin and arranged for a vet to visit her on the day of her arrival to dispense the metacam. It was important she got this asap to avoid her stiffening up. Anyway she arrived extremely stiff but they made her wait until the next day before giving her metacam! I was furious as by now she was very creeky as the vet described her.Other things happened aswell, for example, just before we shipped her we got a real officious email, via our shippers (Golden Arrow who are great) saying that what was Cosequin ( we'd already been in and given it to them and explained it all!) and they could not possibly arrange to have her anal glands expressed (we had not even asked them to arrange this!), and what was the special food she needed (already ordered and sent to them!). The list goes on. By the time she got there we were unimpressed but it got worse. She was severely dehydrated and got a tummy upset. They did not bother to ring us- instead our vet called us to let her know she was very ill. Our dog has a food allergy and this seemed to be almost a source of amusement to one senior member of staff, and generally there seemed to be a lack of understanding of the difference between carbohydrate and protein. They even had the wrong information on her chart on the door - wrong dog food (not even available in Australia) and wrong allergy details.. Exercise provision has become perverse. Unbeknown to us and Golden Arrow, they have now instigated a week confined to the kennel after arrival. Also, visiting is 3 days per week,but two weeks into Flo's stay they announced that you could only use the exercise runs two of those three days. The explanation was that other dogs needed to be given a chance to exercise - fine we thought, that seems fair. But this turned out to be nonense. What actually happened was that at least three exercise runs remained unused each day (on my count), yet owners and dog walkers were there, with their pets, ready to use them. I and a pair of dog walkers pleaded to be allowed to use them, and exercise our poor couped up dogs, but the woman in charge refused. Even the nice helpers could not see the logic and tried their best to get this irrational decision changed. This we thought was totally unacceptable - dogs, especially with arthritis, need to encouraged to move around for the good of their health. Also our dog resisted relieving herself on the concrete of the run as she is house trained. We found her distressed and bursting some days and they would not let us take her out. Fortunately the nice helpers helped out but I won't say more in case it gets them in to trouble (seemed that sort of a place). Other owners and dog walkers also seemed to be unimpressed with the place these days, that it has changed for the worst in the last few months due to a change of management. One guy's dog was passing blood but (he says) they had not noticed. He noticed it when visiting, the dog ended up in the Murdoch vetinary hospital at a cost of around $1000 per day. The irony of it was that there he was allowed to visit his dog whenever he liked for as long as he liked! I wouldn't put my dog through this again, I just don't trust them to do the right thing, and I dreaded going there some days, rather than looked forward to it. Any one else concered?
  5. Hi everyone, I've finally made the decision to apply for an Oz visa having wasted two years thinking about it instead of just doing it! I was just wondering what experiences people have had going over to a new country completely on their own. How did you find settling in to a new city/town without knowing anyone? How did you meet people? Are the main cities better for meeting people/getting work or is regional Australia just as/more friendly? Where do you live? Did you find shared accommodation or rent/buy your own place? Are all states/territories pretty much the same for ease of settling? Do Aussies really invite you over for barbies all the time? Is it easy to integrate? Do you think it's actually easier to go alone than with a partner/family? I know that there will as many answers to these questions as there are people to answer to them! Everyone's experience is different but I'm just interested to know people's opinions and hear about their experiences. Thanks in advance :spinny::spinny::spinny:
  6. Anyone been though this? My son goes to an "outstanding" small town primary school (1 class per year). Everyone knows everyone and it works really well. The areas of Brisbane we are looking at all seem to have massive primary schools. I am a bit worried about the change from 1 class per year to about 6. Do sensitive children get a bit lost with it? Are bullying/problems kept on top of? I'd really appreciate any feedback, thanks.
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    Pet travel company experiences

    Hey! I'm looking at flying my two chihuahuas out to Australia using jets4pets, Has anyone else used them before? And were they a good company? They gave the best quote so far and seemed really helpful. I'm looking at starting the process in the next few days so would love to hear peoples storys, good or bad
  8. Now that the pound has gained a few cents and given the number of posts about exhanging money, thought it may be a good idea to encourage people to share their past experiences - good and bad .....for those of us hoping and waiting!
  9. I have seven years experience as a spatial scientist. I was granted a pr in june and plan to arrive in Australia in December. I have tried applying for jobs and apart from two recruitmentt agencies who want me to notify them a couple of weeks before I arrive no employer has ever come back to me. Will I be more easily accepted if I apply for trainee positions? Must I arrive in Australia first for me to get a job? What works?.... making calls, sending resumes or phisically visiting potential employers? Any experiences?
  10. After reading a very poor review on one particular car shipping company I was considering to use, I'm now going to look at alternative companies. Can anyone recommend some firms where they have a good experience both on price and reliability with shipping their car. Cheers
  11. Hi all, We're still here in the UK and we've just had a booklet arrive from ANZ about setting up a bank account. So just wanting to know people's thoughts on this bank? Any good or bad experiences had? We are (hopefully) headed to WA, so would need a bank that has numerous branches, ATM's and general good banking practice. I had a look on WESPAC website as I believe they are one of the "big ones" but it seems like you only have 90 days from setting up the bank account here in the UK, to activating it in Oz. Does that sound right? I couldn't see anything like this in the ANZ paperwork that we received. We don't have an exact date as yet, when we will be arriving in WA, so would need to be careful of any time restrictions. I believe that NAB is another good bank? Any advice welcome :wubclub: Thanks folks. P
  12. Hi folks It seems clear from other threads that AHPRA registration can take sometime (6 months wait not being uncommon) - most posts though are from nurses and I was wondering about other health professionals experiences of getting registered? Is this other professions experience too? Thanks
  13. Hi all, we are currently applying for a 175 Visa, we cannot do so until i have taken an IELTS exam in June and had a successful confirmation back from the AITSL. We have contacted two agents now, true blue and a uk based agent, we have official application forms from the australian consulate and we are wondering whether it would be more beneficial to go through an agent or do the application ourselves. Does it make any difference to processing times etc? and do you have a higher chance of success if you go with an agent? Thanks Carlie, Dan and Helena
  14. This IS not an Aussie versus UK thread, it is meant to give us a laugh, a giggle if at all possible. We all know that very often we have experiences with Aussies (especially when we first arrive) that can seem confusing and funny. Whether it is the language, products or maybe the wildlife. My worst experience was around ten years ago, I was travelling around Australia relocating camper vans for a large outfit, it was cheap, and gave myself and then good lady :wubclub: the opportunity to see Australia on a limited budget, great way of doing things. Anyhow, it was approaching the early morning hours and I had been driving for around 12 hours, by the time I had dodged the Roo's etc, I was knackered, we were about 30 K's north of Newcastle, our next planned stop, but all in all we were both kanackerd so decided to call it a day and park up in a drivers rest area, (even though it didn't allow over night camping,:shocked::policeman:). Anyhow, we had by this time got totally peed of with using the o board shower, it was way too small and rarely did it feel as though it really freshened us up. So in our foolhardiness we decided to use the on site shower facilities, :idea::no::no::biglaugh:. The 'shower' block looked as if it had seen better days, falling to pieces in actual fact, but nonetheless we decided to give it a go. No lights in the block, but at least it had water. As we entered the block we realised soon enough that it was less than luxurious, but we bit the bullet and went for it. My other half at this time had gone very quiet, I thought best to leave it as I didn't want to make the situation even worse. So there I am, stark bullock naked, shivering, but looking forward to the shower. As I reached for the tap it was covered in slime, but still turned. However, it was COLD water, really cold. It was pitch black in there, but for the occasional glint of moonlight it was very dark. As the cold water began to cover me, well, dribble over me, I could see the occasional glistening black shadow of several roaches, after a while the walls looked like christmas lights, all flashing intermittently with the glistening backs of roaches. As I scrubbed more and more ferociously, the other 'inhabitants' of the shower began to KICK OFF,:biglaugh:. At one point I remember looking down at my feet and just being able to make out the outline of several large roaches intent on investigating every part of my anatomy. This was followed by the unmistakable hiss of some kind of snake coming from a corner of the shower, by this time I was trying to get out of the shower quicker than a guest in the Bates Motel in Hitchcocks Psycho. As 'things' started to fall on my head I had enough, I was out of there sharpish. As I made my way out of the block I made my way toe=ward the camper van. My better half had been very quiet indeed, so I was a little perplexed as to how she was coping. As I opened the door I shouldn't have worried, their she was sitting on the bed, several beer bottles around her feet, one in hand, as white as a sheet, and all she said to me was 'Leave me alone',:embarrassed::biglaugh::wubclub:. I thought this was the best path to take, so ever so quietly I made myself a cuppa and retired to the OPPOSITE bed,:biglaugh:. We woke I the morning, looked at each other, and said, 'What the hell went on there'. We decided at this time to go and investigate the Block in daylight. What lay before us was an arachnid, roaches, snake worst nightmare. There were literally hundreds of roaches, spiders of different sizes and colours and indeed a rather large python curled around the overhead pipe work. It was an experience, that is all I can say, but know I can look back at it with fond memories, well nearly anyway. I could go on, and tell you about the time I was with the ex good lady at Mission Beach. We had way too much to drink, and the 'romance' of the place overtook us. We were in the middle of a romantic 'interlude' on the BEACH, when up rocks a security guard asking us to move on as they were filming a local movie there. No matter what we said, and the realisation that we were drunk he insisted that we move the camper van NOW, how he kept a straight face whilst I and the good lady tried our best to cover up our 'insecurities' I don't know. I refused as I didn't want to take the van on the main roads, so we came to a compromise, I moved it about one hundred yards down the beach out of sight of the cameras,:biglaugh:. There must be others out there, so come on. Cheers Tony.:wink:
  15. Hi all, I am a fully qualified welder and have been searching for a sponsored job for a few months now....I have been on holiday in Bunbury, WA and have been contacting employers in mass.... I have had a couple of positive leads that may actually result in a job but am not getting myself too excited yet!!! I have found that most employers/ agencies I have spoken to have been helpful, even if they are not willing to sponsor me. I have already paid my agent a large chunk of the fee for my 457 visa and now want to get my wife and kids over ASAP, as soon as I get back to the UK my house is going on the market and we are getting ourselves preparred to move.... If anyone out there know's of any employer who is willing to sponsor a welder, then please contact me.....desperate is the wrong word to use, but I will move mountains to get my family out of the UK, whilst I have been in WA I have experienced life as an aussie, as I already have friends here, I have met some fantastic people and know that this is the place for my family to grow up and live in!!! I am flying back to the UK on sunday and the only thing that I am looking forward to is seeing my family... Thanks Steve..:cool:
  16. :eek: Hi everyone Im looking for advice a to where to start!!! We have our visa's which is great 16 months in the waiting now the fun starts... but i just dont know where to start??:arghh: The house on the market is the first I know we have estate agents coming round next week and live in Brighton so properties go quite quickly here. We have pet cat whom I know has to do quarantine,and have read that its so small in Perth that you have to book their slot 3-4 months ahead, how can I do that when we dont know when the house will sell? When do we get the removal people in to take a look? and do their quotes remain the same even if you use them several months after you got it. So much to do and I just dont know where to start. Any advice would be great and a big THANKS in advance.:hug:
  17. Its been 3 weeks since we arrived here in Secret Harbour which is south of Perth and just North of Mandurah. What we have experienced so far is: My OH found a job, indeed two about six weeks before we moved, he had been trying for about 6 months from the UK but quite honestly no one was interested until he had the visa and a definate date of entry, then people were very keen. He works with an all Australian workforce although the owner is British. He has found the workforce really friendly and has had no problems whatsoever. In fact his workmates are bringing their Ute and helping us move this week. We hired a holiday rental for the first month and were concerned as we had heard on here that it is really difficult to get a long term. Well the first one we applied for we got. Its the same rent we were paying in Bristol for a 3 bed terraced house with one bathroom and it is a 4 bed detached with 2 bathrooms and another loo, lounge diner and extra lounge, double garage with up and over automatic door, the usual here! We managed to get a car with low mileage yep a lot more expensive for second hand cars than the UK but its relative as you can sell it for a lot more too. The food is on average cheaper than in Bristol where I come from. You tend to get bigger packs of food and if you have room to store them you can get some fantastic bargains. We have opened bank accounts with no hassle whatsover and have been offered an overdraft immedietly and a credit card after 3 months. Where we live the place is overun with cycle paths and as a cyclist it is very welcome to me.There are some brilliant furniture packages and we have got some fantastic bargain kitchen ware from places like Target and the Big W. When we were in the UK my OH was always moaning about the cost of my wine in the pub, well he certainly doesnt now. I picked up a box of wine from the local bottle shop for $11.99 for 5 Litres and we worked out that it is about £1 per bottle and its really nice and I am fussy with my red!! The school is brilliant my son has gone in smiling and come home smiling and told me he thinks its the best school ever. The parents all say hello and are always smiling. The weather has on the whole been sunny although we did have a week of 0 degrees at night and then torrential rain and thunderstorms but hey it is the middle of winter. My OH has started with a soccer team and already been asked on socials. So far so flipping good I say, now as I said this is my personal experience and I appreciate that many may not have had such a positive experience, but we love this life and wouldnt change a thing at the moment. Oh and yes we came on a meagre budget and have managed very well thanks :jiggy:
  18. Im looking into bringing the family cat and have found plenty of advice on cost and the whole process, but I would like to know how the cat coped. Its my dream to come to Oz so if the cat croaks on the way im in trouble!
  19. Has anyone had a positive renting experience, or are they all bad and no one EVER gets their rent back ? ?:wideeyed::GEEK:
  20. Has anyone recently lodged Forms 47SP & 40 in Sydney ? can you relate your experinces? is it just a question of dropping in with the forms and answering a few questions, or do they then check the forms and have you back for another interview etc? Would also assume that relevant passports are required? my spouse whom I am sponsoring is a UK citizen & her tourist visa expires mid June I've been led to beleive that she will be granted a bridging visa straight away ? Any advice appreciate thanks
  21. So, it's been quite some time since we arrived in Melbourne. Nearly 6 months in fact. The time has gone so fast, I can't quite believe it was nearly half a year ago I said goodbye to my family at the airport after they put on a very nice limosuine journey for us to start our long slog to Oz in style! Although time has flown by, it also feels like a lifetime ago that we were living in our 1 bed apartment in Bath and I was commuting 2 hours every day to earn my salary. I got alot of help and advice from this forum during the process of finding out which visa I could apply for, and also during the application process; so figured it was about time I gave something back. Myself and my fiancee had made the decision some years ago to make this move, although the dawning realisation of it actually happening was very daunting and a bit scary. For a while I was trying to find a way of getting a sponsored visa through a job offer, but I worked in a field that was very small and highly specialised, and really doesn't exist here in Oz. Eventually I decided to retrain as a Project Manager through my UK job, and start the 176 Visa process at the same time. The 176 visa is a State-Sponsored Skilled visa. This gives you an additional 10 points, and was just what we needed. I managed to get the 176 on the back of my old job (which remember, doesn't exist here!). The good thing is that I don't need to work in the same role as I was awarded the sponsorship for - bizarre, but functional... After submitting the application, I managed to get a secondment at work to start my retraining. 7 months later, the visa was accepted - this was on Dec 8th 2008, and I managed to keep it quiet until Christmas day! We came over for a reccie in March/April 2009, and decided we liked it (phew...) and wanted to live in Port Melbourne. Unfortunately, the airline screwed us around quite badly, but this worked in our favour later on :biggrin: When we got back to the UK, I started applying for jobs over here, and we started saving our money and put the apartment on the market. All we succeeded in was saving some money (not much!). The housing market was in decline, and I couldn't get a job, so we decided to go crazy and just book the one way tickets for September... We booked economy, but thanks to a sternly worded complaint I submitted after our experiences on the reccie, we got upgraded to Business class:biglaugh: Eventually we decided to let out our apartment instead of selling it, and we hopped on the plane on Sept 4th with no jobs to come to, and very little money in our pockets (less than 10K). Luckily, I had been in contact with Kate at moving2melbourne - and had secured a 2 week holiday rental in East Melbourne. It was far cheaper than a hotel and absolutely perfectly positioned within 10 mins walk of the City through the park, and the owner was a great bloke, always willing to come over and give us tips and advice - he also let us use his office's fax machine free of charge. On to the bits you will be interested in..! How to find a rental property in 1 week We arrived in Melbourne at about 1am on a Saturday morning, so by the time we had slept a little, found our bearings, and had a nice cuppa - we set out on a mission to Port Melbourne/Albert Park to look at rental properties. Little did we know that all inspections tend to take place on Saturdays at lunchtime - and we had missed the lot. Not to worry, I said ' we can look at them on Wednesday' (seemingly the only other day for inspections), only to be told that everything would probably be gone by then, and we should check the real estate websites on Tuesday. Wednesday soon came, and there wa nothing in our price range, or where we wanted to be. So we had to wait until the following Saturday to start our house-hunting properly, leaving us 1 week (well, 6 days) to find somewhere, get accepted and move in - or face moving into a hotel for week or 2! During the week we came up with about 9 properties to look at, but soon reduced this to 5, or 6 if we ran really fast between the stingy 15 minute inspection times they give you. We ended up looking at just 4 - without a car it is very difficult to get around even a small area like Port Melbourne, and the agents don't hang around for latecomers! Anyway, we decided we liked 3 of them and put in our applications. The following Monday we had been accepted to all 3. Don't forget, I had no job, and we were fresh off the boat - and at each inspection there were at least 10 other people (over 20 at the one we took!) So, here's how we did it, and my advice to you: I prepared 6 packs (1 for each property we were interested in). Each pack contained: A completed application form A copy of our bank statement showing our $20000 savings (if you don't have it - borrow it from a relative, you can give it straight back!) A letter from me, explaining that I had no job, but was here on a State-sponsored visa and had a number of meetings set up to discuss my options (this wasn't entirely untrue, as I was booked on to attend a government seminar for skilled migrants!) A number of 'references' - one was from my sister (married so different name), one from my Fiancee's Step dad (different name...), one from our current landlord at the 2 week rental. I wrote the first two of these myself, but warned my sister and Kirsty's dad what I had done. Photocopies of passports, drivers licence etc And an offer to pay 2 months rent up front. 2. We got to the inspections early and met the agent. Made sure they knew we were good people, here to stay etc etc. Expressed how much we liked the place, and handed them our information pack before saying a cheery 'goodbye'. 3. Later in day, I emailed all of the agents to reconfirm our interest in the property. All of this (in my opinion) made us look so good, that we were accepted for all 3 houses, and then just had to decide which one we wanted. There was alot of competition for the properties, but I have no idea how many of the viewers actually put an application in. However, rental vacancy rates are low here so I imagine we weren't the only applicants. Removal Company All I will say here is that I will never ever, ever, use Pickfords for anything ever again. They lied to us on numerous occasions (in writing!). They failed to package most of our items sufficiently (including one-off stone and wooden carvings, original watercolours etc). They 'lost' our container, believing it to be on a different ship. They failed to complete an inventory, so didn't know what they had of ours. They tried to charge us $150 to deliver to our door (when we paid for a full pack/unpack service) because 'most houses on that street have underground parking'!! (ours doesn't). Eventually, after threatening legal action and dealing with the head of customer service and the head of the insurance division, and having an independent valuation carried out - I managed to claim nearly $2000 of damages back. Jobs Kirsty (poor thing) applied for 7 jobs on the Sunday after we arrived, got a call at 0830 Monday morning, interviewed in the afternoon, had a trial shift on Tuesday, and started work the following Monday. Took me 3 months to get a job, so can't offer any advice on that front! Now Now, we are loving it here. We live across the road from the beach, at the end of bay street in port melbourne. We each work in the CBD so our commute is 20 mins on the tram. We both earn more than we did in the UK. Our social lives have gone through the roof, we have met lots of new friends (even some aussies!). It was a scary thing to do, moving across the world where we knew nobody and had no jobs. Rent is expensive here, so our savings wouldn't have lasted long without Kirsty getting a job straight away, but we would have survived. We wish we had made the move years ago, and would highly recommend doing it - if you have any concerns, questions or abuse - feel free to reply or send me a message. (sorry this is so long..)
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    Medical experiences

    I've got my medical booked for a months time and am worrying about whether I'll pass as I am overweight (about 3 stone) and have high blood pressure. Does anyone know how strict the medicals are? This is the last hurdle and I don't want to fall at it. Any experiences/knowledge greatly appreciated.
  23. Come on guys get invloved...please do the questionnaire, it is to benfit everyone in the long run, as long as a get people involved from the start! thanks to those who have filled in the surveys already! Hi there! My name is Sarah Rowland, i am currently in my final year at the University of Leeds, studying New Media. For my final project I am aiming to create a interactive piece that prepares, informs and stimulates excitement for children emigrating. The contents will be specific to the country the child is emigrating to, in this case Australia and i have posted links to questionnaires i need completing in order to provide me with ideas for relevant and richer content whilst informing me of whether there is a requirement for this product. I am new to pomsinoz and whilst browsing for revlevant threads i came across this; "Hi everyone I have two younger boys one of 14 and the other who is 11 years old...they are both quite anxious about our move to Australia and I would like to help them as much as possible...my eldest is especially worried and I think it might be easier if they had some advice from anyone who is of similar age who is either making the move to Australia or have already moved....is very difficult to try to explain what it will be like and even if I try am not sure that they believe that it will be ok...would be just great if they could hear what it is like from someone who has experienced Australia for themselves...can anyone help....." One response being... " I think encouragement and involvement in every stage of the process, showing houses, reading about schools clubs etc and I hope this keeps his wonderment at Australia." It filled me with some promise that there is a requirement for this product as this is exactly the kind of problem i aim to tackle. I am desperate for people who have emigrated to Australia, especially with children, and was hoping that you would complete my questionnaire to aid me with my studies. One is for parents and one for children, both are as important as each other for the success of my project. Here is the link to the questionnaires, they are very short and won't take up much of your time. Australia (Childs) Emigration (Parents) Also if anybody is more interested with helping or wants to know more let me know! Thank you so much! Sarah
  24. Hi there! My name is Sarah Rowland, i am currently in my final year at the University of Leeds, studying New Media. For my final project I am aiming to create a interactive piece that prepares, informs and stimulates excitement for children emigrating. The contents will be specific to the country the child is emigrating to, in this case Australia and i have posted links to questionnaires i need completing in order to provide me with ideas for relevant and richer content whilst informing me of whether there is a requirement for this product. I am new to pomsinoz and whilst browsing for revlevant threads i came across this; "Hi everyone I have two younger boys one of 14 and the other who is 11 years old...they are both quite anxious about our move to Australia and I would like to help them as much as possible...my eldest is especially worried and I think it might be easier if they had some advice from anyone who is of similar age who is either making the move to Australia or have already moved....is very difficult to try to explain what it will be like and even if I try am not sure that they believe that it will be ok...would be just great if they could hear what it is like from someone who has experienced Australia for themselves...can anyone help....." One response being... " I think encouragement and involvement in every stage of the process, showing houses, reading about schools clubs etc and I hope this keeps his wonderment at Australia." It filled me with some promise that there is a requirement for this product as this is exactly the kind of problem i aim to tackle. I am desperate for people who have emigrated to Australia, especially with children, and was hoping that you would complete my questionnaire to aid me with my studies. One is for parents and one for children, both are as important as each other for the success of my project. Here is the link to the questionnaires, they are very short and won't take up much of your time. Australia (Childs) Emigration (Parents) Also if anybody is more interested with helping or wants to know more let me know! Thank you so much! Sarah
  25. Hi there! My name is Sarah Rowland, i am currently in my final year at the University of Leeds, studying New Media. For my final project I am aiming to create a interactive piece that prepares, informs and stimulates excitement for children emigrating. The contents will be specific to the country the child is emigrating to, in this case Australia and i have posted links to questionnaires i need completing in order to provide me with ideas for relevant and richer content whilst informing me of whether there is a requirement for this product. I am new to pomsinoz and whilst browsing for revlevant threads i came across this; "Hi everyone I have two younger boys one of 14 and the other who is 11 years old...they are both quite anxious about our move to Australia and I would like to help them as much as possible...my eldest is especially worried and I think it might be easier if they had some advice from anyone who is of similar age who is either making the move to Australia or have already moved....is very difficult to try to explain what it will be like and even if I try am not sure that they believe that it will be ok...would be just great if they could hear what it is like from someone who has experienced Australia for themselves...can anyone help....." One response being... " I think encouragement and involvement in every stage of the process, showing houses, reading about schools clubs etc and I hope this keeps his wonderment at Australia." It filled me with some promise that there is a requirement for this product as this is exactly the kind of problem i aim to tackle. I am desperate for people who have emigrated to Australia, especially with children, and was hoping that you would complete my questionnaire to aid me with my studies. One is for parents and one for children, both are as important as each other for the success of my project. Here is the link to the questionnaires, they are very short and won't take up much of your time. Australia (Childs) Emigration (Parents) Also if anybody is more interested with helping or wants to know more let me know! Thank you so much! Sarah
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