Project Details

A one-year project to examine the legacy impact of the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) programme first as a student and later as a WIL supervisor. A collaboration of Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, University of Waikato and New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER).


The main aims of the project were to:

  • explore alumni perspective on whether their own student WIL experience has impacted on their workplace supervisor role
  • identify how the WIL experience has added value from the perspective of graduates
  • develop a resource to help build capability for workplace supervisors and for future students.


The project used a narrative story-based approach involving:

  • interviews with graduates from WIL programmes who have also supervised WIL students
  • development of case study narratives and key themes derived from data analysis.


massey university

Andy Martin

Project Leader

Massey University
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Malcolm Rees

Massey University

Jenny Fleming

Auckland University of Technology
the university of waikato

Karsten Zegwaard

University of Waikato

Karen Vaughan

New Zealand Council for Educational Research




$52,000.00 (excl GST)

$20,000.00 Regional Hub Project Fund
$32,000.00 Massey University

Key Findings

Key Recommendations


Work-Integrated Learning Legacies | Building Student & Supervisor Capability

A report prepared by Andy Martin, Malcolm Rees, Jenny Fleming, Karsten Zegwaard and Karen Vaughan.

(PDF, 902 KB, 31-pages).

  • 21 March 2019
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