2012 OLT award recipient
Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Government's Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)
Ms Bronwyn Kirby, School of Communication and Creative Arts
Citation: For authentic teaching strategies that engage and prepare students to transition with confidence from the public relations classroom to the professional workplace.
Bronwyn's dedication to her students and passion for the public relations industry is demonstrated through her teaching. Bronwyn uses her industry experience to replicate professional practice in the classroom and create rich experiential learning opportunities for her students; their experience is enhanced through collaborations across the university, with alumni and professional practitioners. Ongoing excellent student evaluations and practitioner feedback are evidence that Bronwyn's mentoring and practice-based teaching approach builds rapport, fosters student engagement and enhances learning.