Widening Participation Scholars Network Meeting Dates

Upcoming meetings

26 August 2014

Event: Inclusive teaching for health
When: 12.00pm-1.00pm
Location: S102, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cumberland Campus, Lidcombe

You are invited to attend a one-hour session on inclusive teaching for health, hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences. This session will consist of a short demonstration of online modules for inclusive teaching and a panel discussion with teachers from Health Sciences. The aim of these modules and panel discussion is to provide practical strategies to support teachers engage students with low English language proficiency in classroom activities, group work and both written and verbal assessments.

The session will be held at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Cumberland campus. The session will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Please register here.

Previous meetings

11 February 2014

Event: Understanding the gaps between first year students' expectations and experiences may help you bridge them
Speaker: Karen Burke da Silva (Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering) and Dr Ann Luzeckyj (Lecturer in Higher Education, First Year Undergraduate Teaching Adviser).
When: 9.30am-1.00pm
Location: New Law Annexe SR 340

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4 November 2013

Event: Academic Literacy
Speaker: Rose Sandow, Bronwyn James
When: 12-2 pm
Location: New Law Annexe SR 440

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11 October 2013

Event: "First in Family" presentation
Speaker: Dr 'Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki
When: 2-3 pm
Location: Carslaw 354

Dr 'Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki is a Lecturer at the University of Auckland's Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education. Her work focuses on developing appropriate pedagogy for working with Pacific Island peoples. One of her current projects is looking into the experiences of 'first in family' Pacific Island students at university, as described below.

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13 June 2013

Event: Adam Howard Masterclass
Speaker: Adam Howard (download his Power Point presentation, "Embedding Social Inclusion in Universities")
When: 1-3 pm
Location: New Law School Foyer

Associate Professor Adam Howard is Visiting Senior Fullbright Specialist in social inclusion in education and has published Educating Elites: Class Privilege and Educational Advantage and Learning Privilege: Lessons of Power and Identity in Affluent Schooling as well as articles on privilege and social justice, on 'unlearning the lessons of privilege' and other aspects of inequality in education. He is visiting Monash University from Colby College, Maine and will be in Sydney for 13 June.

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13 May 2013

Event: Publishing from your widening participation project
When: 10am-12pm
Location: Darlington Centre Conference Room

This two hour workshop provides an opportunity for you to discuss your ideas on writing about your project. You'll be able to make connections across disciplines for possible collaborative writing, and hear from an experienced journal editor. Please bring any work in progress.

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22 March 2013

Event: Grant writing workshop
When: 10-11am
Location: New Law School 028

At this information session, you'll be able to ask questions, discuss ideas and connect with others who may have similar ideas for proposals. The leaders of the 2012 Flagship and Implementation projects have been invited to attend to share their tips for successful applications.

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8 August 2012

Focus: Effective teaching and support of Australian university students from low socioeconomic backgrounds: Findings from a national study
Speaker: Marcia Devlin
Time: 2pm
Location: Education Lect Rm 424
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13 June 2012

Event: Grant Writing Workshop
Time: 2-3pm
Location: ITL meeting Room, 354 Carslaw
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9 May 2012

Presentation: New Early Admissions Schemes for L-SES students
Speakers: Annette Cairnduff and Mary Teague
Location: New Law School Seminar 030 (Map)
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Focus: Evaluating projects
Speaker: Tess Lea
Location: New Law School Seminar 030
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4 April 2012

Focus: Supporting student success in the first year
Time: 2-4pm
Speaker: Sally Kift
Location: New Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus
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28 March 2012

Focus: Partnerships with Regional Communities
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Quadrangle Building, Professorial Board Room
Speaker: Debra Jones
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10 February 2012

Focus: Student Peer Mentoring
Time: 2-4pm
Location: New Law School Seminar 020
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25 November 2011

Focus: Schools Engagement
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Room 446, Law Annex
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