Greetings, University of Canberra students!
We hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the second half of the semester. Here’s a rundown of what the SRC has been up to recently.
The SRC organized a town hall in August which focused on exploring the intersection of employment and technology. The event was a remarkable success, leaving attendees buzzing with inspiration and insight. One word echoed throughout the venue during our recent town hall – “Curiosity.” It encapsulated the essence of our gathering as we embarked on a journey to explore the rapidly evolving relationship between employment and technology.
The primary objective of this town hall was to investigate the steps our university is taking to prepare students for a future heavily influenced by artificial intelligence. It was a privilege for the SRC to host this event, as it allowed us to engage with students, faculty members, and industry professionals in an open dialogue.
Key Speakers and Contributors:
Our gratitude goes out to the distinguished speakers and contributors who shared their valuable insights:
- Cait Greenup: Provided a comprehensive overview of AI’s impact on employment trends and opportunities.
- Stefan Alexander: Discussed the importance of technological literacy and how it shapes career prospects.
- Damith Herath: Offered insights into the ethical considerations surrounding AI and employment.
- Diane M. Phillips: Explored the role of higher education institutions in equipping students with the necessary skills for the AI-driven world.
We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Jane Diedricks and Tamsin Kelly, who added depth to the discussions with their valuable input.
The town hall facilitated an engaging conversation that spanned various aspects of AI’s influence on employment. Attendees had the opportunity to gain a better understanding of:
- The evolving job market and the skills that will be in high demand.
- Ethical considerations in the use of AI in employment decisions.
- The role of universities in preparing students for AI-driven careers.
Embracing Curiosity and Technology:
One resounding message from the event was the importance of embracing curiosity and staying informed about technological advancements. The knowledge and skills acquired today will undoubtedly shape our success in tomorrow’s world.
As members of the University of Canberra community, we can take pride in our institution’s commitment to events like this town hall. Such initiatives not only foster an environment of understanding and growth but also empower the student body to navigate the ever-changing dynamics of their education and future.
In conclusion, the “Embracing Curiosity” town hall was a remarkable success that left us all inspired and informed. We look forward to more such events in the future as we continue to explore the exciting intersections of education, technology, and employment.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) at UC is gearing up for its 2024 elections, and here’s the latest update: Most of the positions have been successfully filled through nominations, with one exception – the ‘Faculty of Education Representative’ is still vacant.
This election is a crucial opportunity for students to have their voices heard and to help shape the direction of the SRC for the coming year. On Monday of week 9, which is September 25th, mark your calendars for the opening of the SRC election voting.
Make sure to participate in this important process by casting your vote. Your vote can make a significant impact on the representation and decision-making within the SRC. Stay tuned for more information on the candidates and the voting process as the date approaches and be ready to exercise your right to vote.
That’s all for this edition of the SRC Newsletter. We hope you found this update informative and exciting. Stay tuned for more announcements, events, and initiatives in the coming months. As always, if you have any suggestions, feedback, or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
All the best,