Career Advisers and Teachers Conference

The 2015 Career Advisers and Teachers Conference will be held on Friday 20 February 2015 from 8.30am to 3pm.

Join us for an exciting lineup of speakers including Professor Tyrone Carlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar), and Professor Philippa Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

You will find out about our internship programs and the research initiatives that inform our teaching and learning practices. These programs prepare graduates for enriching global careers.

As career advisers and teachers, your contributions to future generations are vital. Hear from our students as they explain how their mentors and educators have influenced and helped to shape their futures.

2015 Conference Program

Time Activity
8.30am Registration and refreshments

Official University welcome

Professor Tyrone Carlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar)

Professor Tyrone Carlin was appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar) of the University of Sydney in March 2014. As Deputy Vice Chancellor (Registrar), he has responsibility for the management of key elements of the University’s relationship with and provision of services to students from the point of recruitment to the point of graduation and for a range of initiatives directed towards the enhancement of the student experience at the University.

9.00am What's new in 2015
9.40am Careers, internships and degrees: our students' journey
10.00am Break

Panel discussion: Feed Your Mind

Professor Philippa Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Philippa (Pip) Pattison was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University in Sydney in June 2014. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Pattison is responsible for the University’s strategy and vision for teaching and learning and students’ educational experience. She oversees institution-wide development of better support for student learning, including the University’s approach to curriculum renewal, new thinking in pedagogy, learning and teaching analytics, e-learning and quality assurance for learning and teaching.

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller – or GI Jennie, as she is known – is internationally recognised for her groundbreaking work that developed a way to measure the body’s absorption of carbohydrates, now commonly known as the ‘glycemic index’.

Dr David Haines

David Haines has been a practising artist for nearly 20 years and has exhibited in museums, festivals and alternative exhibition spaces around the world as well as across Australia. He has been awarded several Australia Council grants for visual arts and new media projects, including a residency at the Australia Council's Tokyo Studio

Dr Clio Cresswell

One of Australia's most stimulating and inspired thinkers, Clio Cresswell Ph.D. is an established best-selling author and is highly sought after as a social commentator. Clio has focussed her thinking on big brain topics ranging from Mathematics and Sex to The Ability of the Brain to embrace Positive Change to Gender Experience. 

11.15am Morning tea, including an opportunity to meet faculty representatives and staff from University services

Study area updates - Session A


Integrated industry programs

The University of Sydney Business School believes that a business degree should include genuine experience of today's business world, so we offer our students the opportunity to work for leading organisations, through our Industry Placement Program (IPP). The Industry Placement Program offers options locally in Sydney, internationally and in government and NGOs. This session will focus on work ready and career focused programs offered by the faculty.


Engineering and IT - Clearer and more flexible

2016 will see some of the biggest changes in the Faculty’s history.  Our program range has been simplified whilst maintaining a broad range of focus areas for students. Professor David Lowe, who has pioneered this new approach to our curriculum, will talk through the changes and what the benefits are for students interested in Engineering, IT and Project Management.  


Healthcare – Preparing our graduates for the future

The changing healthcare landscape presents future health professionals with opportunities, challenges and chances to make real differences to the quality of people's lives and communities. A panel of experts will analyse, diagnose and prescribe healthy options for your students’ careers in health care.


Study area updates - Session B

Arts and Education

Our passion is ideas

 Join the Dean of Arts & Social Sciences to hear more about exciting developments across the humanities programs at the University of Sydney. Graduates from the Arts faculty are being found in increasingly diverse careers across the world; a reflection on the changing definition of the term ‘career path’ in the current generations eyes. This session will also discuss the opportunities available to graduates from the Education faculty.  


Demystifying the Creative Industries

At the University of Sydney we seek to inspire the next generation of industry leaders to pursue their passion and embrace their creative talent. Join us for a dynamic and inspirational panel discussion with students and recent graduates of the Division of Architecture and Creative Arts. Chaired by Dr Oliver Watts, the panel will address the diversity of careers available across the creative sector and the opportunities and challenges facing the creative industries. 


Natural Sciences uncovered

Find out first hand about the Division of Natural Sciences. As a leader in scientific research, studying at the University of Sydney means being at the forefront of technology and exploration. This session will focus on exciting developments within the faculty and provide the opportunity to hear from current students on their passions and study paths. Faculty staff will also explore transition and support programs and invite attendees to come prepared with questions for both staff and students.

1.20pm Wrap-up: lunch with academics and University staff
3.00pm Event concludes or optional campus tour


Registration is now closed. We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Lewis, Schools Network Officer, on 02 9351 7335, or email