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?
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Head of Learning Design
Susan coordinates the team to ensure we meet the needs of our diverse and talented academics and students. She works with partners across UTS to reinvent postgraduate coursework experiences and ensure that we create products to deliver the best of on-campus and online learning experiences.
Contact Susan to discuss how our team can best work with you.
Manager Learning Design Media
Anthony manages the creative and technical process of educational media production for postgraduate.futures. He has the ability to visually realise concepts and ideas and is always seeking new ways to enhance the student experience. Anthony is an experienced digital media producer who delivers creative solutions that align to educational outcomes.
Senior Learning Designer
Sasha is passionate about creating authentic, active, social learning experiences that resonate with students. She loves tinkering with tech to find innovative ways to support students to engage meaningfully with new concepts and ideas, and loves nothing more than sharing these discoveries with academics, demystifying the tech and putting it to good use.
Lala collaborates with academics and course coordinators to rejuvenate and reimagine their subjects into seamless on-campus and online blended learning experiences. She strives to highlight the subject attributes and implement active, collaborative, practice-oriented, student-led enquiry and learning. Lala can help you engage your students, drive their learning, activate their imaginations, achieve their outcomes or raise your subject profile.
Full Stack Programmer
“There’s a way to do it better . . . find it!” Thomas A. Edison said it first and Sonya Corcoran will draw on this sentiment to tackle the bugbears in your teaching and your student’s learning. Sonya can help you find an existing tool to solve your problem or work with you to build one. Sonya takes an agile approach to development which closely aligns to UTS’s mantra: DO. THINK. CHANGE. DO.
Stuart has worked at UTS for 13 years with 7 and a half years administering Learning Management Systems within the Information Technology Division. As the Technical Lead he is working with the Learning Design team to provision the Canvas Learning Management System and associated technologies.
Ollie has been working in Educational and Web Design for the past 5 years. His focus is on WordPress and how it can be used for Learning and Teaching across a multitude of purposes. He is currently rolling out small projects across the University with select subjects looking to use WordPress for teaching and learning.
A STRONG BASE
Postgraduate futures is building on our existing strengths in learning and teaching – This means helping to find a voice for research-inspired, practice oriented, industry-connected learning, using collaborative, constructive and active teaching and learning practices.
NEW SPACES FOR NEW LEARNING
Using new courseware, Canvas, we have created a green field in which to develop new learning experiences. We aim to use new forms, new methods and new flows.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
We are looking at the long-term development, rejuvenation and redesign of our postgraduate coursework subjects. We are reimagining the future of learning to meet the changing needs of our students and their industries.
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.
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.