Friday Program

The Student Experience

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Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

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


In Conversation: Professor Sarah Wilson and Professor Marilys Guillemin

Join Professor Sarah Wilson Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Life), The University of Melbourne and Professor Marilys Guillemin Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences in conversation as they explore directions and possibilities for the Graduate Student Experience.


Panel Discussion: Co-designing the Student Experience

How are staff working with students to co-design the student experience? Why is co-designing the student experience so important, and how can we do it better? In this panel, we will hear from an undergraduate student and a graduate student and an academic and professional staff member. Offering snapshots from their own roles of practices and possibilities, the panellists will invite reflection on how we can all better co-design the student experience.

Panel Chair: Associate Professor Rosemary McKenzie, Deputy Head of School, Director of Teaching and Learning, Melbou​rne School of Population & Global Health; Chair, Academic Programs Committee, MDHS.


Sungkavi Achuthananthan: Third year Bachelor of Biomedicine student, Peer Mentor.

Dr Samantha Byrne: Senior Lecturer Oral Biology, Melbourne Dental School, FMDHS.

Lucinda Zia: Fourth year Doctor of Dental Surgery student, Student Representative.

Jackson Harnwell: Manager, Experiential Learning, FMDHS.

Padlet: Day 2 Ideas, thoughts, links, questions: share them here!




Parallel presentations: 
Download of all presenter abstracts for Day 2 (PDF 172.5 KB)


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Student Life

Chair: Tim Beaumont

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Co-designing the Student Experience

Chair: Kyahl Anderson

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Experiential Learning

Chair: Dr Karen Donald


MDHS Peer Mentor Program: How it Started vs How it’s Going

Alicia Freeman, Elysia Corallo

An Actionable Workflow for Development of Staff Student Co-creation Projects

Dr Charlotte Clark, Finn Jones, Ger Post

Medical Student Professional Identity Development in the Wake of COVID-19

Megan EL Brown, Jun Hua Lim, Jo Horsburgh, Dr Chance Pistoll, Viral Thakerar, Arti Maini, Dr Caroline Johnson, Dr Laura Beaton, Dr Claire Mahoney, Sonia Kumar


The Pinnacle of Advising Success via the Triangulated Model

Dr Snezana Kusljic, Elysia Corallo, Dr Saw Hoon Lim

Mapping the Planet into the Curriculum

Dr Ken Winkel, Dr Hayden Burch, Benjamin Watson, Grace Simpson, Dr Laura Beaton, Dr Janie Maxwell

COVID 19 and the Daily Changing Face of Clinical Placements

Associate Professor Anthea Cochrane, Dr Deb Virtue, Hayley Dell’Oro, Judi Brewster, Philippa Marriot, Dr Kelley Graydon, Morgan Perry, Rachel Noble


Lessons from Discovering Biomedicine, the University’s first Discovery Subject

Associate Professor Karena Waller, Dr Lisa Godinho, Dr Daniel Clarke, Dr Amber Willems-Jones, Dr Graham Mackay

Co-Creation: Extended Reality (XR) for Authentic Clinical Learning Experiences

Todd Stretton, Dr Charles Sevigny, Associate Professor Thomas Cochrane

Honours is more than an Academic Transition: Initiatives taken to Support Honours Student’s Identity Transformation

Pauline Li, Keely McDonald


Humans 2.0: A Student-led, Interdisciplinary Journal

Mark Gillam, Annabella Lewis, Tony Zhang,  Alexander Joshi, Jacob Ellis, Max Billington and Thomas Danese

Making Global Citizens

Chris Waterworth and Dr Kelley Graydon

A Research Informed Framework to Optimise Work Integrated Learning Across Health Professions

Dr Leonie Griffiths, Dr Charlotte Denniston, Dr Tim Clement, Professor Elizabeth Molloy

Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October 2021 
9.30am – 12:30pm both days via Zoom

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