Morning Program

Morning Program

The Student Experience: Woodward Conference Centre

9:15 – 9:30

Arrival

9:30 – 9:35

Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome

Professor Marilys Guillemin, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

9.35 – 9:50

Belonging to Melbourne: Enhancing Student Life and Success

Professor Marilys Guillemin, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

9:50 – 10:45

Student Experience Showcase

A selection of initiatives from across the Faculty and University that are enhancing the student experience, with presentations from academic and professional staff as well as students.

  • Teddy Bear Hospital: The Student Volunteer-led Education Program Providing Children with Positive Healthcare Experiences: Kathy Zhang, Student and Teddy Bear Hospital Promotions Officer
  • Back to Base: The Melbourne Dental School Program Facilitating Connections between Students and University Services and Resources: Cassie Kearns, Academic Program Manager, Melbourne Dental School
  • The Graduate Research Experience in MDHS, presented by SPASIM (Special Postgraduate Association for Students in Immunology and Microbiology): Ashley Hirons, PhD candidate and President of SPASIM (Special Postgraduate Association for Students in Immunology and Microbiology)
  • MDHS Student Societies: How the Learning and Teaching Unit are Supporting Student Societies to Support our Students: Sonya Klimpsch, Student Support Office - Learning anf Teaching Unit and Ashviney Vigneswaran & Chamasha Dissanayake,  Student Representativeas of UMOSS (University of Melbourne Optometry Student Society)
  • Biomedical Sciences Early Intervention Initiative: Isabel Cunningham, Academic Program Officer, School of Biomedical Science & Gillian Waters, Academic Program Manager, School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Introducing Digital Course Planning Tools – showcase B Science and B Comm online tools: Alastair Ingham, Director, STOP 1 & Student Service Coordination,  Student and Scholarly Services
  • Compliance: A barrier to innovation? Jackson Harnwell, Manager, Student Placements, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science

10:45 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 11:30

Student Experience Showcase (continued)

  • Hearing Voices Project: contextualising the clinical psychology lecture series through exploration of content co-designed and created by people living with mental illness: Dr Chris Groot, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences: Dr Chris Groot, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
  • Chat Fest: The Melbourne School of Health Sciences Program Helping International Students Improve their English Language Skills: Associate Professor Louisa Remedios, Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences
  • Quality Assurance: How the Department of General Practice utilises its quality assurance policy to enhance the GP placement experience for students: Helen Steer, Manager, Learning and Teaching Department of General Practice,  Melbourne Medical School
  • Supporting Medical Students: The Melbourne Medical School Health and Wellbeing Practitioner Program: Danielle Clayman, Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, Melbourne Medical School

11:30 – 12:00

Student Life at the University of Melbourne: A Strategy for Undergraduate Student Life

Professor Richard James is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Provost (Academic and Undergraduate).

Update and forecast from the 'Belonging to Melbourne: Enhancing Student Life and Success' working groups: ‘Foundations and Belonging’, ‘Navigating and Thriving’, ‘Readiness’ and ‘Indicators’

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

Wednesday September 25 
9.30am – 5.00pm
Woodward Conference Centre, Level 10 Melbourne Law Building

Contact: Tim Beaumont | timothy.beaumont@unimelb.edu.au | 03 8344 1562
Register by September 18