Hunter Imaging Group inducted into WIL Hall of Fame
The University of Newcastle has paid homage to its industry partners with the development of an annual award that recognises the significant contribution of local businesses and the organisations that host its students. Delivered as part of the annual Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Student and Staff Awards, now in its fifth year, the WIL Hall of Fame recognises the inductee’s contribution to the University of Newcastle (UON), the professional preparation of students past and present, and growing and strengthening the region in which the university campuses are located.
This year’s Hall of Fame inductee is Hunter Imaging Group, Newcastle and the Hunter's largest provider of diagnostic medical imaging services. The Group provides a comprehensive array of imaging services such as MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound, Interventional procedures and general x-ray.
Mr John Tessier, Lecturer in Medical Radiation Science at the University, nominated Hunter Imaging Group for this award and commented “Radiation science is constantly changing and having a local company with the latest technology available nearby, allows our undergraduate program to better prepare students for their professional careers.” Hunter Imaging Group is very generous with the provision of clinical experience and this year 45 students have completed professional placements with the organisation. In the last six years Hunter Imaging Group have employed 157 graduates of the University.
Working in consultation and partnerships with WIL host organisations, the University has a unique opportunity to evolve its degree programs to ensure that its students graduate having relevant professional skills, so they are best placed to meet the changing needs of the regional and local community, industry and business.