Learning and Teaching

Business After Hours: Building for the Future

Murdoch University aims to become the WA Employer’s University of Choice. We already have an impressive array of real world education programmes, a strong relationship with industry and nearly 83% of our graduates go into work or further study (Graduate Destinations Data: 2012).

Our first season of Business After Hours events is showcasing the work of our students and providing insights into the research capabilities of our Schools. The events are held between 5 and 6.30pm and are aimed at our established and new industry partners. The business engagement events involve student presentations and round table discussions aiming to consolidate current partnerships, build new relationships and showcase our students’ work. Outputs will include funded PhD studentships, new streams of activity, business incubation and IP identification and industry support for capstone programmes and placements.

Check the calendar for the latest schedule of Business After Hours events.

Kulbardi Bullargar Networking event

Monday 5th October 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Learning Link 1.002-1.003, Murdoch University

Drinks and Canapés provided

This cocktail event will showcase successful external partnerships that have contributed to the achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Murdoch University. The evening will also provide a great environment for networking and establishing new contacts with other businesses as well as the University itself.

For more information about this event please contact Jordin Godula on 08 9360 2128 or email j.godula@murdoch.edu.au.

School of Management and Governance - "Preparing 21st Century Graduates for an Evolving Global Economy"

Tuesday 29th September 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Learning Link 1.002-1.003, Murdoch University

Drinks and Canapés provided

The School of Management and Governance at Murdoch University brings together business, politics and sustainability and is well placed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and insights to contribute to the rapidly evolving global society. Nested within the School are two leading Research Centres – the Asia Research Centre and the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability.

You are invited to join the Dean, Professor Peter McKiernan, the University’s Pro Vice Chancellor of Learning and Teaching, Professor Sara de Freitas and staff from the School to learn more about the school’s approach to learning and teaching. We are delighted that Dr Brad Pettitt, Mayor of Fremantle, will be joining us to give us an industry perspective what the 21st Century graduate needs to look like. 

RSVP is essential along with any special dietary requirements by 25 September 2015, to rsvp@murdoch.edu.au. When you RSVP can you please indicate the event that you are attending.

Professor Duane Varan - Seminar - "Capitalising on the Changing Media Landscape"

Tuesday 15th September 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Nexus Theatre, Murdoch University

Drinks and Canapés provided. 

The seminar will be held on Tuesday 15th September at the Nexus Theatre in Murdoch University’s South Street campus between 5.30-7pm including drinks and canapés. The seminar is part of the Business After Hours series being supported by the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching. For more details about events see: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Learning-and-Teaching/Events/

For the past 18 years, Professor Varan’s research at Murdoch University has helped advertising brands and television networks worldwide navigate their ways through the changing media landscape and position Murdoch as a global authority in advertising and media research. His research has pioneered new methods for analysing audience behaviour incorporating biometrics, neuro-imaging, facial coding, eye tracking, implicit association testing and many other new advanced techniques. In this presentation, Professor Varan will share key insights discovered throughout this research, highlighting new opportunities to capitalise on the changing media landscape.

Prof Duane Varan has conducted research at Murdoch University for over 18 years where he has served as director of the Interactive Television Research Institute. Across his career, he has attracted over $12 million in research funding and has published in leading peer-reviewed journals. Prof Varan is also a former recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year. Prof Varan is a leader in applied research, having served as Chief Research Officer for the Disney Media & Advertising Lab and counting over 30 Fortune 500 companies as sponsors of his research. He will be retiring from academic life this month to pursue exciting new opportunities as CEO of MediaScience, facilitator of lab-based research for leading US television networks including ESPN.

The event will be of interest to those in marketing, media and PR fields and open to all.

RSVP is essential along with any special dietary requirements by 11 September 2015, to rsvp@murdoch.edu.au. When you RSVP can you please indicate the event that you are attending.

School of Education Sundowner –"Engaging the Profession”

Tuesday 26th May 5pm – 6.30pm
Venue: ECL2.031 (Free parking available in Car Park 3)

Drinks and Canapés provided.

Welcome to Business After Hours: Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching- Professor Sara de Freitas
Welcome to the School of Education: Acting Dean of School of Education – Professor Barry Down

Acknowledgement of Country: Associate Professor Libby Jackson-Barrett

Showcase of current programs (3-5mins per presenter):

  • Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, Dr Lisa Cary
  • Research projects of interest to schools - Associate Dean Research, Associate Professor Laura Perry
  • Building Resilience in Initial Teacher Education (BRITE) - Dr Caroline Mansfield
  • Instructional observation and NAPLAN - Dr Greg Thompson
  • Mathematics in Primary Schools: How we prepare our pre-service teachers – Mrs Lorraine Jacob
  • Languages in Schools – Dr Lindy Norris
  • Professional and Sustainable Internships - Associate Professor Cal Durrant and Dr Sue Ledger

Panel Q & A Session –“Engaging the Profession – the pragmatics and possibilities”

Personnel from Department of Ed, CEO, AISWA, Murdoch Personnel

RSVP Friday 22nd May to at rsvp@murdoch.edu.au