ACEN Webinar: A framework for managing risks in WIL studentships

Date: Thursday 24 February 2022
Time: 12:00pm AEDST

Description: ‘WIL studentship’ is a unifying term used to describe non-remunerative financial support to a tertiary student undertaking WIL. Other terms that fall within the studentship umbrella include stipend, bursary, honorarium, grant, and scholarship.

Managing the risks of WIL studentships involve maximising the opportunities and minimizing the hazards for stakeholders. In this presentation, the authors unpack a risk management framework derived from their multi-method 2021 study of WIL studentships in Australia (Final Report). The framework, and associated recommendations, suggest a list of strategies that institutions can employ to evaluate existing WIL studentships, and to facilitate the development of new WIL studentship arrangements, which minimise hazards while maximising benefits for all stakeholders.


Associate Professor Anne Hewitt, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide

Anne has been Project Leader and CI on several significant grants from the OLT, and is currently a CI on an ARC grant considering unpaid work at the boundary between education and employment. She has experience in qualitative and quantitative research, has published extensively in education, and won national teaching awards.

Dr Craig Cameron, Griffith Business School, Griffith University
Craig has published extensively in the area of risk management in WIL, most recently leading a research grant in Canada (Association for Co-operative Education and WIL BC/Yukon) which explored ethical risks in WIL. Craig has presented his findings at numerous ACEN, NZACE and WACE conferences and workshops to educate WIL practitioners about managing risk in their programs.


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