This session focusses on understanding the barriers to equality in the workplace and offers practical advice on how to break them down. Looking at topics such as transparent salary structures, understanding contract clauses, taking action as a collective and knowing what your legal rights are, this session will equip you to better engage with these issues, for a better workplace and a better career.

This session will be facilitated by Professionals Australia, and is ideal for those interested in understanding the what, who, why and how of workplace equality.

All Employability Award participants welcome, but especially recommended for: 

  • Level 2: Years 2/3 (for students in the middle of their program)
  • Level 3: Years 3/4/Honours (for students nearing the end of their program)

About Symposium Series

As a participant of the UQ Employability Award program, you will have exclusive access to the Symposium Series.

These sessions bring together UQ academics, visiting scholars, alumni, and industry contacts to discuss a broad range of topics designed especially to support your professional development and help you translate your skills into practice in the workplace.

Attending three symposia can count towards the Award as a supplementary activity. You will need to register your attendance through StudentHub.

Please note: Semester 2, 2017 will be the final semester that Symposium Series sessions are held, and your last chance to attend 3 to count as one supplementary activity. Don't miss out!

Session topics

Session topics will span across a range of professional and personal development themes. Each session has been classified into a recommended level to help you select the sessions which are most relevant to you to complement your studies:

  • Level 1: Years 1/2 (for students new to UQ or early stages of their current program)
  • Level 2: Years 2/3 (for students in the middle of their program)
  • Level 3: Years 3/4/Honours (for students nearing the end of their program)

Venue

Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
Room: 
Terrace Room