WIL in the time of Covid-19

Swinburne student Maddison Wrench spent three months of a work placement at Dandenong Market in full lockdown, working from home. It posed some interesting – and ultimately highly creative – challenges.

Serving up about sexism

Hospitality workers in Melbourne are speaking out about the “lad” culture ingrained in the industry and why it’s not being talked about. Imogen Hartmann reports.

Freelancers take on the beauty industry

Social media is having a significant impact on the beauty industry with freelancers gaining more work and exposure than ever before. Breanna Taylor reports.

A Catalan’s struggle

Chef Gerard Curto Rodríguez has watched from afar the harsh response to moves in his native Catalonia to break away from Spain. Lewis de Zoete reports.

Retail rage

A recent study found almost nine of every 10 retail and fast food workers have been verbally abused. What does that mean for students juggling work and study? Madeline Bourn investigates.