The University of Newcastle, Australia

WIL winners take the cake

Monday, 10 November 2014

The winners have been announced and celebrated at the the 2014 Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Student and Staff Awards Ceremony.

Ms Judie Kay with Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Caroline McMillen

From dissecting cadavers in the University's anatomy laboratory, teaching Indonesian children dental health, raising Indigenous awareness in the workplace, overcoming a crippling lack of resources to deliver obstetrics help in Nepal and coordinating multi-million dollar infrastructure projects, this year's University of Newcastle WIL Student and Staff of the Year Awards highlighted some exceptional WIL activities.

Celebrating the 5th Annual WIL Awards ceremony on October 30 at the University Gallery, this year's event further cemented the University as a leading force in the production of WIL-based learning and experiences nationally.

Winners from each faculty shared in $11,000 in prize money.

Keynote speaker on the night was Ms Judie Kay, President of Australian Collaborative Education Network and RMIT educator, who spoke about the importance of WIL on a national and international stage.

"This year's student and staff winners are an exceptional group whose innovation and dedication to WIL is part of the reason that the University continues to shine on a national and international stage in regards to placement activity and opportunities," Careers and Student Development (WIL) Coordinator, Dr Kylie Twyford said.WIL Awards Ceremony 2014

"The annual event was a great chance for industry partners, colleagues, family and students to get together, celebrate and recognise the innovation, creativity and passion of University staff and students.

"The WIL Awards is yet another reminder of how many passionate, successful and inspirational talents we have within our University. This year's winners have created and executed some amazing WIL experiences that we can all be proud of."

To read the full list of winners and view the winning video competition entries visit the WIL website.

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