Critique of what 'world-class' means to early-career researchers and leaders
The universities of Surrey and Wollongong are excited to introduce a new student-led session to this year’s THE Young Universities Summit. A session that we feel confident will offer an open and honest dialogue with the university audience that matters the most – the students.
As university leaders, this is your opportunity to hear about their hopes and ambitions; the challenges that they not only expect to face, but those that they have faced; how they feel that being part of the digital native generation has influenced their university experience; and whether they are confident that universities are keeping up with the outside world when it comes to digital learning. Our students will also share their thoughts on the future of work and how they feel universities are preparing them for their careers.
Following the student-led session, there will be responses from a carefully selected panel to include Sue Bennett, professor of education, University of Wollongong; Tod Laursen, senior vice-chancellor and provost, State University of New York; and Paulin Tay Straughan, dean of students, Singapore Management University.
We have selected a range of students at different stages of their university journey, from foundation level, through to PhD. They will offer their honest and open opinions in an informative and thought-provoking session.