How long have you worked at UOW?

18 years

 

What’s your/your team’s role at the University?

The Education Unit within LHA manages, coordinates, and supports the operational activities of the Faculty’s Teaching and Learning functions and also plays a key role in the development and delivery of the Faculty’s key educational and student facing strategies.

 

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

People, whether it be fellow staff or our students. I feel privileged to be able to interact and engage with different people as it allows me to grow as an individual and to see the world from another’s viewpoint.

 

What’s the most challenging?

Time. There is never enough time to do everything we’d like to do.

 

Proudest work achievement at UOW?

This is a hard one and I probably can’t pick one particular thing. I’d say the proudest work achievement is a collection of projects and events associated with our student experience, particularly through their admission experience.

 

What goals are you/your team working towards in 2019?

Digital transformation, student transition to Higher Ed and work-integrated learning.

 

What’s your fondest memory so far of working at UOW?

Again, another hard one! From a work/leisure perspective I would have to say the Creative Arts Lunchtime Soccer Team’s Championship triumph. From an intrinsic point of view, it would have to be graduation where a student in their 70’s celebrated the completion of their degree.

 

Random fact about you or hidden talent?

I have a knack for visual arts and guitar. Pre-children I had a lot more free time and would spend it sketching or playing music. I hope to re-acquaint myself with both in future.

 

What’s your favourite place in the world and why?

St Johann in Tirol, Austria. I hiked the mountains there as a youngster and the sights and smells are etched in my memory.

 

Something on your bucket list you’d care to share?

Travel back to St Johann in Tirol with the family.