This Ad Campaign Highlights One Student's Amazing Journey

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 14, 2016
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Australia’s Western Sydney University recently launched an inspiring university ad campaign that focuses on one student's incredible journey instead of highlighting the school itself.

The new ad tells the story of a Sydney lawyer named Deng Thiak Adut. As a child living in Sudan, Adut was forced to fight in the country's bitter civil war. It was not until 1998 that Adut and his brother were able to escape to Australia. After teaching himself to read and write, Adult earned his law degree from Western Sydney University. He has since used his degree to help improve the lives of Syrian refugees.

By telling the story of one of its most impressive students, the university ad campaign sends a powerful message about how important education can be in changing the live of students.