Bayswater law student to take part in Global Citizenship Forum in NZ

Madelaine Cannell-Lunn.
Madelaine Cannell-Lunn.

BAYSWATER law student Madelaine Cannell-Lunn is looking forward to her first Global Citizenship Forum in Otago, New Zealand in July.

The 23-year-old joins two other UWA students who will be representing the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at the forum to be held from July 30 to August 2.

The forum is organised by the Matariki Network of Universities, which represents seven international universities including UWA.

Ms Cannell-Lunn, who is in her final year of a post-graduate law degree, said the UWA team would put what they learnt at a local level to the global community.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to go to an international forum and be with other international students and share ideas,” she said.

“I would really like to see what it is like with the other students from other countries and see what community engagement and global citizenship is for them and how we are potentially impacted by that in Australia.”

Ms Cannell-Lunn wants to get into public policy and government after she graduates.

“I feel like being able to understand community engagement will really help me create the best policy for people and hopefully part of what I learnt is in the workforce,” she said.

For more information, visit http://matarikiglobalcitizen.org/global-citizenship-forum/.

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