Samantha Chew is a freelance copywriter and journalist. She is currently the managing editor of Meld Magazine, managing a team of storytellers. Previous experiences include social media producer, project coordinator, and teaching assistant. Feel free to peruse her work below!
WHAT is sexual assault and how do victims seek the help they need? With cases on the rise on campus, students - especially international students - need to understand their options. Samantha Chew reports. As international students, our voices are sometimes quelled by the public and ourselves.
SUCCESSFUL actress, beautiful wife and mother Carissa Puteri was in town for the premiere of her film, Hijab. The actress had a chat with Samantha Chew about the movie, her impressions of Melbourne and instant noodles. Carissa Puteri is not w hat you would typically expect when you hear "Indonesian actress".
DO you know if you're being treated fairly at work and whether your employer is taking advantage of you? Samantha Chew gives you the low-down on what you need to know about working in Australia. International students are continuously being taken advantage of, through underpayment, unfair treatment and illegal practices.
Queer-identifying international students say safe spaces in universities and councils are not catered towards their culturally specific needs. Silje Eide who identifies as pansexual is an international exchange arts student studying at Monash University's Clayton campus. "Different countries have different acceptance of LGBTQ so the people here in university should take that into account when handling the queer community," she said.
Fancy a cycling journey from Melbourne to Cairns? Ride for charity with Steer North, an organisation that promotes a healthy lifestyle and raises funds for cancer. Samantha Chew caught up with co-founder Rita Nehme to learn more. Family is at the heart of Steer North, as co-founder and executive director Rita Nehme will have you know.
LOOKING for a forum to speak out about international student issues or ideas? The Council of International Students Australia can provide you the opportunity to do exactly that at their 2016 CISA National Conference. Samantha Chew reports.
A UNIVERSITY of Sydney tutor has resigned after news of his reported dissent and racism towards Mainland Chinese international students broke on Friday, April 15. Samantha Chew reports. The University of Sydney has accepted the resignation of former head corporate finance tutor Wei Wu, after recent news of Mr Wu's alleged online racist rants broke on Friday, April 15.
Saying 'hi' to someone new in your first few classes on campus can go a long way as Samantha Chew discovered. She writes about the first friends she made at university and how they continue to inspire her today.