IDEAS 2170 | A new public forum for big ideas in Liverpool

Artist's impression of future Liverpool development. Picture: Liverpool Council
Artist's impression of future Liverpool development. Picture: Liverpool Council

LiverpoolCouncil and WesternSydneyUniversity have joined to invite thought leaders and visionaries to share ideas and opinions on matters affecting us. Ideas 2170 is a series of free public discussions at the university’s new Liverpool campus.

The first talk, South-West Sydney: Education’s Field of Dreams, is on Thursday, November 15. MarkScott, secretary of NSW Department of Education, will discuss the challenges and opportunities in education in our region. He will then join a panel of education professionals – Professor WayneSawyer, LilyMularczyk and CindyValdez-Adams – to discuss the issues that have affected access to education here, historically and today.

Professor BrianStout, the Provost of the Liverpool campus and Deputy Dean of the university’s School of Social Sciences and Psychology, will host and facilitate audience questions. “This will bring the community together with experts and industry and provide an opportunity for engaged discussion and information exchange on issues affecting us,” he said.

Liverpool Mayor WendyWaller said the number of local students enrolled in tertiary education has risen by 42 per cent in the last five years.

“Historically, educational outcomes here have trailed other parts of Sydney. There’s a great opportunity to improve that and connect students with expanding opportunities here,” she said. “Ideas are at the heart of great cities.”

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