Teaching on-campus (8:30am Wal Fife 14.209)
This session will examine different perspectives on what it takes to become a work-ready graduate, with a particular focus on on-campus learning experiences. Inspired by a recent initiative, This is not University that aims to fill the ‘gaps’ left by a university education, as well as our symposium theme of leadership, this panel session will be co-led by staff and graduate students who will tackle issues around the transition from student to work. Did real-world work match the expectations of the profession that were set for them at university? What did they struggle with? What experiences, on reflection, best prepared them for the transition?
We will play a little with the format of this session, initially hearing from all panelists, followed by a meeting in the ‘middleground’ where we open the floor to see where our perspectives differ and where they meet on key questions, and what we can learn from each other. Finally, we’ll come together again with time for questions and reflection on what we can take away from the session.