ATSIS Unit at International Education Conference

6 December 2017

The University of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit is attending an International Education Conference.

The 4 -day conference incorporates the 28th ISANA International Education Association and the 22nd Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association conferences on the Gold Coast.

The ATSIS Unit’s Student Support team will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the many factors that contribute to the overall student success, both within and outside the classroom.

There will be speakers, workshops, social activities and lots of networking opportunities for the ATSIS Unit.

They will be able to share successful strategies, engage with key stakeholders and develop important partnerships with an International audience.

ATSIS Unit Manager for Student Services, Rachel Crawford said her team will attend as many sessions and listen to Keynote Speakers which can benefit the Unit as we head into a new university year.

“The speaker that I’m looking forward to is Aboriginal Academic Tony Dreise from the Australian National University.

“He is speaking about empowering First Nations as co-producers of learning, not mere recipients of teaching,” she said.

Rachel Crawford  added, “this is a great opportunity for the ATSIS Unit to embrace the knowledge and stories over the next few days from all the professional people who deal with students at all academic levels, such as counsellors, equity staff, academic advisors and Chaplaincy and multi-faith support”.

ATSIS Unit's Natalie Fraser (L) with Keynote Speaker Tony Dreise from ANU and Rachel Crawford (R) ATSIS Unit Manager Student Services