I recently attended a workshop hosted by Eight Inc. to discuss about a new project aimed at improving students’ learning experience at QUT, with both QUT staff and my fellow students.
Eight Inc. is a design company based in Singapore. Most of the designers are from the States. I guess QUT chose to work with this design company because of the new perspective a foreign company can bring to us.
During the whole day-workshop, lots of interesting conversation was generated among the attendees.
When asked about what makes QUT different from other universities, students talked about their experience of the real world focus that QUT has. For example, QUT offers students many work placement opportunities. I also talked about how QUT encourages students to take part in different programs on campus and forms a partnership with students to deliver different kinds of programs.
I’m a bit nervous at the beginning of the workshop because most of the attendees are QUT staff on a senior level and there were only five students including me. But I’m amazed at how all the staff tried to talk to us and ask our opinion on a lot of the things.
I’m glad I attended this workshop and generated some meaningful conversation with other people on how to improve students’ experience!