The Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association (ANZELA) Conference is being held in Sydney this week and the theme is ‘Education for a safe world.’

FairWay’s Denise Evans is attending the event and will present a paper tomorrow. This is a great opportunity to gain insight from researchers, legal practitioners and education providers.

“It was great to meet Dr Sally Varnham yesterday, a New Zealander currently working in Australia who has recently completed a project called ‘Working with students for students ­ creating a culture of student voice in tertiary education.’ She highlighted the importance of students being fully engaged in developing policies and procedures to ensure student safety and success in tertiary education,” said Denise.

The ANZELA conference is a great opportunity to explore the needs of the education sector. With a wide range of attendees, including the Independent Schools Council of Australia, the Association of Independent Schools for each Australian state, the Association of Heads of independent Schools Australia, the Australian Department of Education and the New Zealand University Students Association, it is a great platform to discuss the legal issues affecting education.

Denise is particularly interested in the future of dispute resolution and the use of technology.

“Our dispute resolution service for international students, iStudent Complaints, gives students a voice in handling complaints in the tertiary sector. With the increase in education being delivered online, complaint management and dispute resolution services need to be available online as well,” said Denise.

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