There is much uncertainty about the legal framework around virtual WIL and employability in the online environment. The online symposium on Thursday 2 July 2020 will explore these topics, with a keynote address from Andrew Stewart, John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide and a consultant to the law firm Piper Aldermann. Professor Stewart will present on what is legal and what is not in relation to WIL and cover some findings on the management and regulation of work experience programs.
A panel discussion on how to enhance student employability and demonstrate skills in the online environment will follow featuring Dr Dino Willox, Director of Student Employability, The University of Queensland, Beau Leese, co-founder & co-CEO of Practera and Sean Stimson, Solicitor, Redfern Legal Centre International Student Legal Service NSW.
Join us on for this important discussion.
Date: Thursday 2nd July 2020
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Professor Andrew Stewart
John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide
Andrew Stewart is the John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide and a consultant to the law firm Piper Alderman. A leading expert on employment law and workplace relations, he has undertaken groundbreaking research on internships and other forms of work experience for the International Labour Organization, the federal Department of Employment and the Fair Work Ombudsman. Along with Adelaide Law School colleagues Rosemary Owens, Anne Hewitt and Joanna Howe, he has been examining how Australian universities deal with the regulatory issues and risks associated with work experience programs, as part of an Australian Research Council-funded Discovery project.
Dr Dino Willox
Director of Student Employability, The University of Queensland
Dr Dino Willox is Director, Student Employability, at The University of Queensland and a Principal Fellow of AdvanceHE. They are responsible for developing and coordinating the strategic direction, framework, and services that assist students to become game-changing graduates. Working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, Dino’s work spans professional, academic, and extracurricular spaces, taking a multidimensional strategic approach to embedding employability. Dino is also Chair of the Employability Group and a member of the Student Experience and Global Mobility Groups for Universitas 21 (U21), a global network of research-intensive universities. Dino’s pronouns are they / them.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Practera
Beau Leese is the co-founder & co-CEO of Practera, an experiential learning edtech company which supports a range of programs helping students develop real world skills for the jobs of tomorrow. Practera has enabled award winning, collaborative programs linking more than 70% of Australian Universities and tens of thousands of students with Government, Business and Community organisations. Prior to Practera, Beau was Head of Strategy, Performance & Innovation for the CSIRO, Australia’s national R&D Agency, and co-founded CSIRO’s startup program – CSIRO ‘ON’ which helped provide entrepreneurship training across Australia’s research workforce and catalysed the development of 53 new deep tech companies. Beau was formerly national lead Director for Higher Education with Deloitte Consulting, co-founded two other technology startups and worked in commercialisation & program development for an Australian University. Beau holds a Bachelor of Laws, Masters of Marketing and is a Member of the AICD.
Solicitor, Redfern Legal Centre’s International Student Legal Service NSW
Since 2014, solicitor Sean Stimson has led the work of Redfern Legal Centre’s International Student Legal Service NSW, the only free state-wide legal service for international students studying in NSW. The service provides free legal advice and casework, and plays a leading role in advocacy and law reform. In 2019, Sean was awarded the NSW Human Rights Medal in recognition of his ongoing efforts to achieve lasting change for international students. Sean also created My Legal Mate, a multi-language mobile app for international students studying in NSW, developed by Redfern Legal Centre in partnership with education technology provider, Practera. The app is available to education providers by subscription and has recently been made available to international students across NSW, thanks to support from the NSW Government.