Student Forums

What are Student Forums?

Student forums are events in which members of a selected student cohort (i.e. of a program, school, faculty) are invited to come and tell student representatives or staff members about their experiences (both positive and negative) and to highlight areas for potential improvement. These forums can be a formal roundtable discussion to talk through specific issues, or can be an informal lunch or gathering to simply hear from students about their experiences more generally.

The benefits of student forums?
Often student forums are more successful than traditional methods of feedback such as surveys because they encourage one on one interactions and can provide feedback and solutions at the same time. Student forums also help build relationships between students and staff members because they are more personal and students feel like they are being listened to.

Financial assistance for student forums
The Student-Staff Partnerships team can provide financial assistance for student forums where applicable. Student representatives and staff members can apply for funding through the form below. Financial assistance can be put towards catering or refreshments to help forums run more professionally and to add an incentive for participants. (Please note that forums can be organised and led by student representatives, but a staff member must be nominated for financial accountability purposes).

Apply for funding

Further Resources for Student Forums

Tips to advertise your forum

 

Contact Partnerships Team

Dr James Forde
Student Partners Coordinator

Email:SSP@uq.edu.au