In this session, participants will hear from staff and students involved in a Student Staff Partner Project that focuses on the first-year student experience in the classroom. Presenters will share their findings and suggest strategies and resources to help teachers to enhance the classroom experience for their cohort.


  • Jessica Leonard Senior Education Designer, BEL

  • Dr Lee Slaughter, Academic, Business School
  • Bec Wood First-Year Experience Coordinator, BEL
  • Marissa Chow, Science student
  • Carmen Gabrielle, Business student
  • Kathleen Tan, Engineering student
  • Shashank Shivakumar, Business student

Who should attend

  • Tutors
  • Teaching support staff
  • Course Coordinators
  • Lecturers

Benefits of attending

  • Gain insights into the first-year experience based on student-led UQ research


About Ready to Teach Week Sem 2 2023

Ready to Teach Week is a bi-annual event, consisting of online and in-person activities designed to help you prepare course materials for the upcoming semester.


Hybrid event (Zoom link via registration link and room TBC)