Anniversary Webinar: How is academic quality in education and research created through Work-Integrated Learning?

Sweden's United Student Unions (SFS) are now inviting you to a webcast seminar to talk about work-integrated learning and what it means for students. The seminar is arranged in collaboration with the Student Union at University West and is part of SFS 'anniversary seminars.

You will find Facebook events here
Date: 28 May at 12.15-13.00
The seminar is seen on Twitch here

 Work-integrated learning, AIL, has been a national assignment awarded to University West since 2002. AIL has since developed from being initially about pedagogical development linked to education, to now also being an important and important research area both nationally and internationally.  

In short, AIL is about give students in higher education the opportunity to apply their learning from academic studies in concrete and real work situations. For students, AIL contributes to rich experiences by integrating relevant knowledge with action and this means that they develop as individuals for the upcoming professional role. AIL also applies a variety of ways for students to test their knowledge, which contributes to cross-border learning for future working life. AIL not only provides added value for students but also for the entire operation within the university and adds benefit to society.

The panel consists of 

  • Martin Hellström, Rector of University West
  • Ulrika Lundh Snis, Vice-Rector for work-integrated learning
  • Paulina Samuelsson, Chairman of the Student Union at University West
  • Helena Vallo Hult, Development Manager in NU healthcare and senior lecturer at University West (Former third-party doctoral student) 
  • Anna Nilsson, Marketing Communicator Trollhättan City

 The moderator for the seminar is SFS Chairman Simon Edström

SFS anniversary seminar is part of SFS '100th anniversary celebrations in 2021. During the year, we will arrange seminars around the country. Each seminar has a theme and we will address current political issues concerning both the academy and students' life situation. The seminars are currently digital due to current corona restrictionsr, but may be arranged physically later. SFS follows the situation closely and follows the Swedish Public Health Agency's restrictions.