UTS Insearch Sri Lanka will host a special event on Tuesday 18 February at its campus in Colombo. Current and prospective students will enjoy a unique opportunity to meet leading academics from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) discussing their disciplines. UTS Insearch Managing Director from Sydney, Alex Murphy, will be joined by three distinguished academics from UTSfor an engaging discussion about careers of the future. These sessions will give students an invaluable overview to help with exploring, planning and building a career in their chosen area.This provides an excellent opportunity to ask questions and receive valuable feedback and advice.
Presenters will include:
⦁ Dr Alan Sixsmith, Director (Teaching and Learning), Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS. Dr Sixsmith’s extensive background in IT includes Applications Development, IT Management, and IT Consulting.
⦁ Associate Professor Nico Schulenkorf, Associate Professor of Sport Management, UTS Business School. Professor Schulenkorf’s research focuses on the social, cultural, and health related outcomes of sport and event projects within and between disadvantaged communities.
⦁ Professor Graham Nicholson, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Science at UTS. Professor Nicholson is currently Professor of Neurotoxicology in the School of Life Sciences at UTS.
Growing trends, such as artificial intelligence, automation, and big data mean the future of work is changing rapidly and students will need to develop multidisciplinary skills.
The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 predicts that emerging technologies in the workplace will create 133 million new jobs across multiple industries.
From virtual reality engineers to drone traffic managers, these new potential career paths will require a combination of technical expertise and broader 21st Century skills, including creativity, critical thinking, and interpersonal communication.
Owned by UTS, Australia’s number one young university, UTS Insearch Sri Lanka plays a key role in setting students up for success as they prepare for a changing world of work.
Speaking about this focus, Alex Murphy says, “As the pathway to UTS, UTS Insearch has been proudly helping students in their preparation for university for more than 25 years.
We welcome more than 5,000 international students each year to our programs, and value our role in preparing them to thrive at Australia’s number one young university.
In collaboration with UTS, we provide exceptional courses and education experiences totruly set students on the path to fulfilling their academic and career goals.”
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
UTS is a dynamic and innovative university, ranked 1st as Australia’s top young university in the 2019 QS Top 50 under 50, and is ranked 140th in the world overall – reflecting its strength in employability, research, teaching and internationalisation.
Students who successfully complete their first year at UTS Insearch Sri Lanka can go on to complete their UTS degree in the heart of Sydney, Australia.
Careers of the Future session with UTS academics- for prospective students and their parents:
Tuesday 18 February
9.30am to 1.00pm
UTS Insearch Sri Lanka campus
38 Thurstan Road, Colombo 03