ACEN Webinar – Diversity and inclusion: Insights from the GOS on WIL outcomes & participation for different student groups

16 June 2022



16 June 2022






This webinar draws on the ACEN Graduate Outcomes Survey data from 2020 and 2021 to explore WIL participation and outcomes across different student groups. More specifically, it will examine:

  • Participation in different types of WIL during university years among graduates from varying backgrounds.
  • How different types of WIL influence the employment outcomes of recent graduates from varying backgrounds.
  • How different WIL activities impact on graduate perceptions of their preparedness for work, and variations by background characteristics.

In addition to the traditional equity groups, the webinar will focus on WIL participation and outcomes by citizenship and age. The webinar should provide important insights for educators and practitioners interested in access, diversity and inclusion, along with those responsible for designing and delivering inclusive WIL.


Associate Professor Denise Jackson (ECU)

Professor Denise Jackson

Director, Work-Integrated Learning, the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University

Professor Denise Jackson is the Director of Work-Integrated Learning in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. Denise’s work is focused on preparing students for future work and career and has been recognised by several research and learning and teaching awards, including an Award for Teaching Excellence (Australian Awards for University Teaching) and the James W Wilson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research in the Field of Cooperative Education. Denise is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Director for the Australian Collaborative Education Network, the professional association for work-integrated learning in Australia.

Associate Professor Denise Jackson (ECU)

Associate Professor Michelle J. Eady

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy, School of Education, University of Wollongong, Australia

Dr. Michelle J. Eady is an Associate Professor in Curriculum and Pedagogy in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong, Australia. An active ACEN board member, Michelle is an ISSOTL and HERDSA Fellow, a senior Fellow of the HEA, the Vice President of Asia-Pacific ISSOTL and holds a national teaching citation for her work in quality teacher preparation. Her research interests include SoTL, Distance Learning/Synchronous Technology, Aboriginal Studies, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and other current issues in Education. Associate Professor Eady has had the pleasure of speaking at conferences worldwide and looks forward to collaborations with colleagues who have a passion for WIL. 


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