Open Classrooms Episode 22: Will Sullivan

Open Classrooms is a podcast series produced by the Academic Development Group in  Science, Engineering and Health.  Each podcast features interviews and stories from our staff who have opened up their classroom doors and shared their practices, innovations and ideas.

In Episode 22, Natasha Taylor talks to Will Sullivan from the School of Science about the work he does in engaging students from under-represented schools into STEM pathways.
Will works as part of the In2science programme, a unique and rare multi-university collaboration with Monash, Swinburne, La Trobe and Melbourne Universities giving students the opportunity to work as STEM mentors in schools all across Victoria.  Hear how Will and the team prepare and support the student mentors to succeed in these roles and how the work impacts deeply on everyone involved.

Contact Details
If you would like to contact Will and the Stem engagement team, please send an email to
Supporting Resources

  • Will makes reference to the RMIT Learning Lab – a fabulous resource for students who want to develop their study, language and numeracy skills. There are some excellent tutorials here which could be integrated into your course or induction programme.
  • To find out more about the In2science programme, check out their main website. Also visit the In2science at RMIT site which includes an excellent research study by Emily Cook.
  • To find out more about the experience of outreach education, read this useful article: Farzana Aslam, Arinola Adefila & Yamuna Bagiya (2018) STEM outreach activities: an approach to teachers’ professional development, Journal of Education for Teaching, 44:1, 58-70