Speaker Engagement

Bijay’s enchanting storytelling can make a positive impact in your next event

Bijay Sapkota is an exceptional keynote speaker with a natural talent to inspire and engage large audiences at various university orientations, conferences, panel discussions, seminars etc. He has been invited by various student associations, academic institutions and government bodies to speak, inspire, motivate and engage large audiences on enhancing the quality of international student lives and experiences. This gave him the opportunity to understand students’ needs and concerns which helps to address the difficulties and challenges they face. 

Bijay’s many years of professional speaking experience coupled with countless media appearances makes him a captivating and memorable presentor for your next event. 

Bijay has been invited to speak at the following events:

 CISA National President Bijay Sapkota addresses common challenges International Students face including dealing with bullying and mental health issues, at a conference in Sydney

Bijay Sapkota, National President of Council of International Students talks about how International Students can overcome accommodation problems and Canberra embassy’s role in resolving these issues, during a meeting in Canberra in 2017.

Bijay Sapkota advocates in favour of International Students protesting to end the discriminatory policy of not providing travel concessions on public transport.

One of the biggest challenges they face is the information. Pre-departure information. So they heavily rely on education agents for the pre-departure information. If agents do not give them proper information, then that’s when they’re prone to a lot of problems when they come to Australia. The challenges might include workplace exploitation, issues around accommodation where they might not be aware of the tenant rules, tribunals and stuff like that. -Bijay Sapkota from Nepal.

 CISA’s President, Bijay Sapkota supports International Students that have gathered to protest against the partial closure of Australian Capital territory skilled nomination visa scheme.  Bijay puts his advocacy to practise by sending out recommendations to the government on behalf of the International community in Canberra to achieve a mutual consensus. 

Bijay Sapkota expresses Australian universities need to redouble their efforts towards addressing specific student concerns around sexual stabbing and abuse. 

Bijay Sapkota advocates on high tuition fees as one of the primary factors that influence international students decision to study in Australia. He proclaims, fee increases were the biggest issue. If International students are having a hard time, it will damage the reputation of the university in the long run. In Sydney, international students don’t even get a student concession on public transport.

Pauline Handon asserts that International students should have no work rights as they are taking up low-paid jobs that unemployed Australians could do. In response to her claim, Bijay Sapkota argues that a lot of industries in Australia rely on International students, tourism for one and that the education industry contributes $27 million to the Australian economy. He further comments, I see a significant lack of common sense on part of Ms Hanson while projecting International students as some sort of burden.