At the sixth annual 'Students First' Symposium - its second year held online - education leaders and innovators will prompt us to think about student and staff wellbeing during and beyond COVID, academic integrity, diversity of support, and new models for delivery, while we seek both a compassionate and data-driven approach to putting students first. Read the 2020 recap from Symposia Chair, Prof Judyth Sachs.
Thanks to Candela Alconada, from Melbourne Polytechnic, for this year's student artwork. See the full illustration here.
"Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.”- Albert Einstein
In this session we'll explore what belonging and connectedness mean in a digital setting - creating inclusive communities, and practices to foster belonging when students are digital by default. We'll look at recent research, and hear from an impressive panel of university experts.
🇦🇺 Wednesday, 19 May 2021 - 9.00am AEST 🇨🇦 Tuesday, 18 May 2021 - 7.00pm EDT | 4.00pm PDT >> Register now
This session gave invaluable insight into the higher education sector's current challenges and focuses when it comes to its academic and professional staff and their wellbeing. In the wake of 2020, what can be done to help staff reconnect, re-engage them in their work, and instil a sense of belonging to the university community?Watch the panel session
Our panel of experts discussed and advised on students' mental health and wellbeing, now that 2020 is behind us. It brought together Australian and Canadian expert viewpoints, to learn how we can support students to thrive this year.
Watch the panel session | Read the Q&A | Read the recap
Jennifer Lawrence - Program Director - Academic Success. Comparing Studiosity with other forms of Academic Support: An ‘ecosystem’ of student support services. Watch the session | View the slides
Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe, Dr Caroline Rueckert. How QUT embraced a 'digital at heart' student experience and what that will look like in 2021.Watch the session | View the slides
Questions about presentations, data, speakers?
>> What happened in previous years? Observations on the 2019 Symposium, by Professor Sally Kift for Campus Morning Mail