Uni In The Brewery

Uni in the Brewery 

Prominent UOW researchers explain their ideas and research in a relaxed and participatory environment over a few foaming ales. To hear about upcoming events, join our Uni in the Brewery mailing list.

2017 events

Community strengths: Inspiring change in teaching and learning

Dr Michelle Eady, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Education
Corinne Green and Michele Peden, PhD candidates, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Education

5:30pm - 6:30pm, Wednesday 29 November
Illawarra Brewery, Eastern Terrace, WIN Entertainment Centre, Cnr Crown & Harbour Sts, Wollongong
FREE. Register now.

How can educators connect to one another, and to their communities, to make teaching and learning experiences more authentic, relevant and meaningful?

At this Uni in the Brewery event, UOW researcher Dr Michelle Eady with PhD candidates Corinne Green and Michele Peden, will present three case studies of educators linking with their community to empower those they teach.

The first is a project called DARE (Dementia knowledge, Art and Research Education), which supported local school children to express their understanding of dementia by bringing together dementia, education and fine arts experts with community artists and teachers.

A case study of community strength from the high Arctic of Canada harnessing Indigenous primary school children’s understanding of self, and an innovative professional learning platform that supported early childhood educators despite wide geographical distance, will also be showcased.

This event is relevant to both educators and community members, in the hope that these projects will encourage you to consider your own strengths, and reflect on how you might work with others to benefit the teaching and learning experiences in your community.

 As venue capacity is limited, please assist our planning by registering to attend this event.


The Future of Business Analytics is in Big Data

Presented by Dr Shahriar Akter, School of Management, Operations & Marketing, Faculty of Business
Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Our everyday purchases – both online and offline – coupled with the social media channels we browse, or the movies we stream in our leisure time, generate data about our preferences, intentions and habits.The business models of behemoths like Amazon, Netflix and Google hinge on this data: to recommend your next book, to develop the newest series you’ll binge watch, to fast-track your purchases through targeted advertising. But how can smaller enterprises make sense of – and monetise – this mass of customer data?  Dr Shahriar Akter, from the UOW Faculty of Business, believes the answer is big data analytics, developed to be scaled to the capability of the organisation – large or small.

In this Uni in the Brewery talk, Dr Akter outlined the scale of big data, examined how it can be used to generate business value, and detailed how this brave new world generates new opportunities for business graduates to carve careers in big data analytics.

You can view some photos from the event on our Facebook page

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