Welcome to the future of postgraduate study
Postgraduate students come to university coursework study through a variety of pathways: some directly from an undergraduate experience, some with tertiary study many years behind them, and others come direct from industry with a wealth of experience of the working world. In all cases, they expect postgraduate study to be different, better, more research inspired, more flexible – and certainly something of the 21st century! They do not see that everywhere…
We know that the top 10 drivers for a prospective postgraduate student are related to the reputation of the institution (and the program of study that they are interested in) combined with flexibility and industry connection. Things like affordability are in the top ten, but not at the top. Students look for leading teachers with a passion to change the world with them; and they expect to see that grounded in our leading research, matched with the best of technology. They expect to start online, connecting with us and networking even before they start – trying out ideas before they buy, following an online onramp into study with us, and ‘flying’ into their new future from Day 0. We are building on strength here at UTS. When we work face-to-face with students, we know we have the best learning and research spaces on this planet; but more – we are designing 21st century experiences for a new sort of learner, with the best digital spaces to match our powerful physical spaces.
We know students come to UTS looking to make a difference to themselves and the world. And in us they are looking for something different, something only we can offer. So, what is the signature of a University of Technology in the 21st century?