• Tuesday, 26 October 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Zoom – further details provided upon registration

Hot Topic Theme: Work Integrated Learning and External Partnerships

Over half of new Australian PhDs work outside of higher education, and this number is on the rise!
A diverse range of industries and organisations rely on research or research skills to solve real-world problems, including business, government, cultural and community organisations. Industry collaborations are becoming an important part of academia as well.  At UTS we want our HDRs to be ‘world ready’.

A placement with an external organisation provides HDR students with the opportunity to engage with industry, shape research thinking in line with real-world problems, develop strong professional capabilities, and enhance their professional networks and career prospects.  When we say industry – we think expansively about this as ‘industries’ including government, business and community.

How might we better create space and support for HDRs to undertake real-world placements with external partners?

What are the current barriers?

This workshop is an opportunity for HDR students, supervisors and the wider UTS community to  discuss the kind of culture and programs that would help HDRs be as prepared as possible for future impactful career paths, of whatever shape they want to pursue.

Guest Speakers

A.Prof Alex Munt, Acting Dean GRS: HDR Strategic Development

Dr Sarah Kinkel, Researcher Development Manager, GRS


Students are welcome to register. Please enter your student ID when you log in via SSO.

What are Hot Topics?

The Teaching and Curriculum Team from IML invites you to participate in the explorations of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and external partnerships, the final topic in the Hot Topics series.

Be part of the conversation and share with us how you use WIL as a vehicle to engage in public and private sector and community partnerships, design real-world relevant courses, develop public-good professionalism and strengthen graduate employability.

This event is facilitated by the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) Teaching and Curriculum (TAC) Team.Franziska Trede and Dimity Wehr, the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) Teaching and Curriculum Team (TACT).You’ll be added into the ‘Hot Topics’ MS Teams space upon registration. You’ll be able to stay connected, view shared resources, favourite papers, blogs and website links.

You can leave the MS team space at anytime or email IML_Ops@uts.edu.au to opt out.

Register for this event

Your video, audio and the meeting chat transcript may be recorded or photographed. Please advise the facilitator if you do not wish to be recorded or photographed.

Bookings are closed for this event.