Student-Staff Partnerships

What is the Student-Staff Partnerships program?

The Student-Staff Partnerships (SSP) program seeks to empower students and staff to collaborate as equal partners and mutual learners. It facilitates opportunities to connect the diverse voices, skills and talents within the UQ community and it aims to enhance the University experience of both students and staff.

Our Values

Co-created by the SSP community










Engaged Community





The program consists of three streams:

  • SSP Projects
  • Student Representation
  • Student Voice

Explore these three strands for the program below, reach out to the team, or see the Events and Workshops that are offered.

What are the benefits of the SSP Program?

Benefits for Students

  • Draw on your unique experiences and knowledge to be an agent for change at UQ
  • Collaborate on a range of exciting and innovative projects
  • Form meaningful, collaborative partnerships across the University
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the UQ student experience 
  • Add to your professional portfolio and/or towards the UQ Employability Award
  • Receive either a grant or voucher in recognition of your partnership

Benefits for Staff

  • Empower students to influence decision-making processes throughout the University
  • Collaborate in partnership with motivated and creative students to the betterment of your course, program, school, faculty or initiative
  • Help to foster a culture of partnership at UQ
  • Learn from the experiences of students to positively impact your work
  • Increase student satisfaction with courses and programs
  • Contribute to teaching and learning research as an outcome of your partnership