Around the world WIL was embraced as a strategy to facilitate student transition to employment in the difficult economic circumstances flowing from the GFC. We can expect that to be replicated in the current economic turmoil caused by COVID-19. The provision of stakeholder scholarships, bursaries, grants and stipends (collectively ‘studentships’) is an important strategy to support students’ financial capacity to complete WIL. However, studentships are not without risk. This workshop will report on the outcomes of an ACEN funded project to investigate studentships for WIL, and to develop an institutional risk management framework to guide the evaluation and design of studentships.
In the workshop participants will learn about the outcomes of the research project, the risk managements issues we have identified for WIL studentships, and have the opportunity to engage in a hands on analysis and risk management discussion in relation to the typology of studentships we have developed.