What is The Impact Lab?
The Impact Lab facilitates real-world experiences of multidisciplinary teams by providing a forum for pan-divisional collaboration between students. You will be able to work on real sustainability issues faced by our surrounding communities, developing solutions in a team with a wide range of qualifications and majors. These challenges may be internal to organisations that cannot be solved due to a lack of time or resources, or beyond the scope of their industry but still have an impact on their organisation, for example, social, societal, environmental, logistical, political, technical, or artistic issues. The Impact Lab is your chance to shine and show practical application of the skills you have learned to date in a much broader context.
What are the benefits to me in joining The Impact Lab?
Graduate roles can be highly competitive and successful completion of The Impact Lab can indicate to future employers that you already have what it takes to work successfully as part of a team to achieve directed outcomes. As part of The Impact Lab, students are also taken through a series of workshops that enhance both your work-readiness and “soft skills” that are key to a positive experience in your first post-tertiary role. Students who complete The Impact Lab are supported by both university and organisational mentors who provide guidance and support throughout the project.
Am I able to complete The Impact Lab as my work-integrated learning paper?
You are required to complete 115 points above 100 level before enrolling in the paper, unless you obtain divisional approval. You are also committing to around 150 hours of work (personal assessments, working towards outcomes for your project team, group meetings, etc) throughout the trimester, some of which will occur during the teaching recess.
Enrolment into your division’s The Impact Lab paper by your division’s enrolments team is at the discretion of the divisional programme team and the convenor of The Impact Lab.