Ed Talks are a series of small focus groups, designed by PARSA, ANUSA and the Vice-Chancellor, to include students in the discussion around the future direction of ANU.
Last year, a series of Ed Talks took place throughout the academic colleges of the University. These focus group-styled Talks were designed by PARSA and ANUSA as an opportunity for students to sit down and participate in a conversation with members of the ANU Executive the about the future of their education.
Some of the important issues that were raised at the Talks included why students chose ANU, what barriers they faced, what a quality education meant to them and what they would like to see from ANU in a deregulated system of university fees. Topics that were raised included the University’s participation in higher education conversation, scholarships, on- and off-campus living, teaching standards, exams and overseas opportunities.
This year we hope to broach similar subjects and many more in a new series of talks.