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Date: 22 November 2021

Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm AEDT

Around the world WIL was embraced as a strategy to facilitate student transition to employment in the difficult economic circumstances flowing from the GFC.  We can expect that to be replicated in the current economic turmoil caused by COVID-19. The provision of stakeholder scholarships, bursaries, grants and stipends (collectively ‘studentships’) is an important strategy to support students’ financial capacity to complete WIL. However, studentships are not without risk. This workshop will report on the outcomes of an ACEN funded project to investigate studentships for WIL, and to develop an institutional risk management framework to guide the evaluation and design of studentships.

In the workshop participants will learn about the outcomes of the research project, the risk managements issues we have identified for WIL studentships, and have the opportunity to engage in a hands on analysis and risk management discussion in relation to the typology of studentships we have developed.


Associate Professor Anne Hewitt

University of Adelaide Law School

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 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.