27 - 28 June, 2019| Bayview Eden, Melbourne

Interactive Workshops: Wednesday, 26th June 2019

9:30 am - 12:00 pm WORKSHOP A: Utilising Data in a Life-Cycle Driven Approach that is Both Scalable and Relevant at a Local Level

Peter van Schie - Manager Digital User Experience & Insights, DVC-A Student Experience, Curtin University
Institutions all over Australia and around the world that focus on student retention, experience and success have been turning toward data and analytics to gain insights that will ensure improved retention rates. In this workshop, Curtain University share how they obtain and utilise data from campuses all around the globe and still achieve focused support for at-risk students.

  • Exploring why engagement is the key driver for insights and examining different methods of effectively measuring engagement
  • The challenges of large-scale institutions with lots of data (national and international) and how to ensure a personalised and successful outcome
  • How to actively iterate how student support is delivered throughout their academic life-cycle based on data
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Peter van Schie

Manager Digital User Experience & Insights, DVC-A Student Experience
Curtin University

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm WORKSHOP B: Improving the Mental Health of the University Community Through Collaborative Strategic Planning

Chris Veraa - Director Student Experience, Central Queensland University
The interdependent relationship between good mental health and student success is increasingly evident. CQUniversity is an early proponent of a university-wide mental health strategy, encompassing staff, students and the wider university community through a diverse suite of proactive and reactive mental health promotion activities.

  • Learn how students played an early role in championing the need for a strategy
  • Discover how collaboration between student leaders, mental health practitioners and human resources teams gave rise to a unique strategic direction
  • Examine the way evidence-based practice sits alongside student led initiatives to deliver a holistic strategy
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Chris Veraa

Director Student Experience
Central Queensland University