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University Education is a Pathway to Employment

2020 Sydney Research Webinar in Higher Education | History of University Life

University Education is a Pathway to Employment

What would it take to have a university-led recovery in the post-Covid world? To examine this question and others about the relationship between university education and employment, join our first 2020 History of University Life online seminar with panellists Susan Goodwin, professor of Policy Studies at the University of Sydney, and Ariadne Vromen, professor and political sociologist at the Crawford School of Public Policy (ANU).

Chaired by Julia Horne, University Historian at the University of Sydney and co-convenor of History of University Life.

About the panel

  • Ariadne Vromen is professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, and Deputy Dean (Research) at ANZSOG. She has long term research interests in the social and political participation of young people, and a new collaborative ARC Linkage project on Australian young women’s working futures. Her recent books include Digital Citizenship and Political Engagement (2017) and The Networked Young Citizen (2014).
  • Susan Goodwin is professor of Policy Studies at the University of Sydney. She undertakes research on social policy and social change. Her recent books include Working Across Difference: social work, social policy and social justice (2019), Higher Education, Pedagogy and Social Justice (2019) and Poststructural Policy Analysis (2016, co-authored with Carol Bacchi). Her current ARC Discovery Proejct with Helen Proctor (University of Sydney) and Jess Gerrard (University of Melbourne) explores Community organising in Australian education policy in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Julia Horne is associate professor in the Department of History who works on the history of higher education in Australia from 1850 to the present-day. Publications include Sydney the Making of a Public University (Miegunyah Press, 2012, co-authored with Geoffrey Sherington) and Preserving the Past: The University of Sydney and the Unified National System of Higher Education 1987-96, (Melbourne University Publishing, 2017, co-authored with Stephen Garton).

Future seminar dates for your diary

  • 24 June @4-5pm
    University education is a pathway to employment
  • 5 August @4-5pm
    International students and Australian universities
  • 23 September @4-5pm
    The current crisis in perspective
  • 14 October @4-5pm
    Higher Education Reform—where to now? 
  • 4 November @4-5pm
    Humanities and the Social Sciences  
  • 2 December @4-5pm
    Archiving University Life in the Age of Covid-19 

These online seminars are brought to you by History of University Life Sydney Research Seminar in Higher Education. History of University Life began in 2008 as a joint forum between the University of Sydney and St Paul’s college to discuss the history and role of universities in Australian life.

Many thanks for the support of St Paul’s College since 2008. And thanks, too, for the wonderful assistance for the 2020 online series provided by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney.

You can now view the seminar on Vimeo here


On Zoom

For more information about the series please email the History of University Life convenors Click here to email

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on UnsplashImage


Jun 24 2020


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This event is free

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