Liz leads Deakin’s ambitious Student Learning and Experience strategy, including the drive to premium digital education and their partnership with FutureLearn. Liz spoke about the need to understand the history of Australian universities to appreciate their current role in society. She discussed mission statements centred around research capability, innovation, teaching and community, and how each pillar plays an important role in guiding our institutions. She gave an overview on funding and revenue sources, decision making and how higher education institutions are in the business of ideas. Providing insight into the tensions at play between trials and experiments (for new technologies) and mass implementation into policy.