Postgraduate.futures

Welcome to the future of postgraduate study

Postgraduate students come to university coursework study through a variety of pathways: some directly from an undergraduate experience, some with tertiary study many years behind them, and others come direct from industry with a wealth of experience of the working world. In all cases, they expect postgraduate study to be different, better, more research inspired, more flexible – and certainly something of the 21st century! They do not see that everywhere…
We know that the top 10 drivers for a prospective postgraduate student are related to the reputation of the institution (and the program of study that they are interested in) combined with flexibility and industry connection. Things like affordability are in the top ten, but not at the top. Students look for leading teachers with a passion to change the world with them; and they expect to see that grounded in our leading research, matched with the best of technology. They expect to start online, connecting with us and networking even before they start – trying out ideas before they buy, following an online onramp into study with us, and ‘flying’ into their new future from Day 0.

We are building on strength here at UTS. When we work face-to-face with students, we know we have the best learning and research spaces on this planet; but more – we are designing 21st century experiences for a new sort of learner, with the best digital spaces to match our powerful physical spaces.

We know students come to UTS looking to make a difference to themselves and the world. And in us they are looking for something different, something only we can offer. So, what is the signature of a University of Technology in the 21st century?

Our Work

Designs of the times

The launch of UTS Open, our new self-paced online learning platform, is just the latest innovation for postgraduate students. Take a look behind the scenes to uncover how academics and learning designers have been working together to transform PG courses and the students’ experiences.

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My Video Grant

I was delighted when I got the news that my application for the Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching grant was approved.

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Our Team

Susan Cornish

Head of Learning Design

Anthony Burke

Manager Learning Design Media

Sasha Stubbs

Senior Learning Designer

Carmen Vallis

Senior Learning Designer

Adrian Norman

Senior Learning Designer

Stuart Ryan

Technical Lead

Ollie Coady

Web Specialist

Evan Betreen

Video Editor

Kiran Mohan

Senior Systems Analyst

Bilquis Ghani

Assistant Learning Designer

Chris Girdler

Production coordinator

Emily Oquist

Senior Learning Designer

Emma van Blommestein

Marketing Manager

Kerry Large

Office Administrator

Michael Maja

PGF Support

Moein Ghodrati

Solutions Designer

Natasha Sutevski

Assistant Learning Designer

Sarina Kilham

Academic Development Coordinator

Professor Peter Scott

Professor Peter Scott

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Peter Scott had previously been working in Educational Technology Media for 20 years at the Open University (OU) – the UK’s leading distance learning university before becoming the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at UTS. Before joining UTS, he was the Director of the Knowledge Media Institute and was at the forefront of research and development in disciplines that intersect to improve learning with technology. He believes technology is a critical part of the learning mix for the 21st century university, but only one part of that mix. He envisages a new way of working where we fit people, places and learning designs together with technology into UTS life.

Marilyn Harris

Marilyn Harris

Education Strategy Analyst, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students)

Marilyn is currently working on the Postgraduate.futures initiative in the areas of policy, strategy, communications, infrastructure and resource management.  Her diverse background in the arts, media production, policy and education contributes to her unique perspective, where ensuring the quality of the student experience is always her paramount concern. Marilyn is currently leading on the postgraduate.futures learning ecosystem which unites all the strategic issues, systems and policies around this initiative.