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• October 2012 Newsletter •

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‘Collaborative Education: Investing in the future'  2012 ACEN National Conference


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In this issue

1. ACEN 2012 Conference last chance

2. What do remote towns in WA, SA and NT have in common with ACEN?

3. ACEN Annual General Meeting

4. ACEN SA/NT Panel: 'Effective Partnerships & Industry Perspectives of WIL'

5. ACEN projects

  • Good WIL Hunting
  • The Impact of WIL: Surveying the Australian Scene

6. ACEN National Executive for 2012-13

7. 2012 NAGCAS Conference

8. You can contribute too

9. Contact us

1. ACEN 2012 Conference last chance

Geelong Deakin Waterfront campusRegistrations are still available for the Annual Conference at Deakin, Geelong, commencing on October 31.

Late fees apply from October 25.

See the full program.

Pre-conference options are also still available for Tuesday, October 30. Separate registration is required - choose additional tickets on the registration form.

2. What do remote towns in WA, SA and NT have in common with ACEN?

They are places our 2012 ACEN scholarships have our students.

Teaching in Kulin, nursing in Port Lincoln and Ngangers Bangers - read what the 2012 student scholarship winners have done on their WIL placement.

sample of WIL placement

3. ACEN Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on November 1, 2012 at 12.30pm at Deakin University during the ACEN National Conference.

Members and friends welcome.

(Only members are eligible to vote. You must be either an individual member or on the staff at a member university and be registered as a member.)

4. ACEN SA/NT Panel: 'Effective Partnerships & Industry Perspectives of WIL'

Wednesday 14 November 2012, 10am to 12noon.

Flinders University, City Campus, Adelaide
Join us at a Q&A style Panel discussing effective WIL partnerships.
We are delighted to have Professor Jan Orrell lead the panel, with representatives of Corporate, Community, Commercial & Government, (including Deloitte, Anglicare, and Dept of Communities & Social Inclusion).
RSVP here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/97C733S
All welcome.

5. ACEN projects

Good WIL Hunting

The Team is busy finalising the draft WIL Leadership framework, ready to go to ACEN members for their input in Geelong. You are very warmly invited to contribute your expertise to this resource, for the benefit of future leaders of WIL.

Do come along to the WIL Leadership Forum at the ACEN conference, if you are attending.

The Impact of WIL: Surveying the Australian Scene

Thanks to a huge effort from the Project Team and Reference Group, the project's major survey has been launched to students in selected subjects in our participating universities. From the Leads, Calvin, Leoni and Sonia, and from Project Manager Pat, a very warm thanks to those who contributed their time, effort and expertise, namely,  Jan Orrell, Stephen Billett, Mantz Yorke, Deb Peach, Carol-joy Patrick, Jude Smith, Freny Tayebjee, Franziska Trede, Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Kylie Twyford, Karen Young, Gerlese Akerlind and Loan Dao, Megan Le Clus, David Jorgensen, Jay Hays and Mike Clements, and Lillian Lao.

6. ACEN National Executive for 2012-13

After the close of nominations the new ACEN National Executive for 2012-13 is

Judie Kay, RMIT University

National Director

Associate Professor David Jorgensen, Central Queensland University

National Secretary

Pam Struthers, Murdoch University

National Treasurer

Dr Calvin Smith, Griffith University

Elected general member

Dr Keri Moore, Southern Cross University

Elected general member

Professor Heather Smigiel, Flinders University

Elected general member

Assoc. Professor Ruth Wallace, Charles Darwin University

Elected general member

Michael Whelan, Southern Cross University

Elected general member

Freny Tayebjee, University of Western Sydney

NSW/ACT state representative

Dr Deborah Peach, Queensland University of Technology

Qld state representative

Ceri Macleod, Flinders University

SA/NT state representative

Gail Quirk, La Trobe University

Vic/Tas state representative

Sonia Ferns, Curtin University

WA state representative

7. 2012 NAGCAS Conference

“Career Development for the Future: Connecting, Contributing, Influencing”

2nd-5th December, Perth, Western Australia

2012 NAGCAS invitationJoin us for four exciting days of networking, collaboration and knowledge sharing with professionals with an interest in the career development of students from the education, business, industry, government, employment and community service sectors in attendance.

The conference program has been developed to include:

  • Opportunities for presentations/workshops that enable conference attendees to share and contribute to the advancement of career development learning and graduate recruitment
  • Collaborative discussion between graduate recruiters and higher education professionals focused around fostering connections for future success
  • Free industry visits on Thursday 6th December (for all full conference registrations)

The National Association for Graduate Career Advisory Services (NAGCAS) is the leading national association for careers services in tertiary education. We service people who work in careers advice and counselling, careers education and planning, graduate employment assistance or recruitment.


8. You can contribute too

Space permitting, in this newsletter we'll share news about state, national and international events, research, projects, position vacancies and more. Submit material by the 10th of each month for distribution a few days later.

9. Contact us




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