Student-Staff Partnership Projects

About Partnership Projects

Student-Staff Partnership Projects aim to create a cultural transformation at UQ where Students and Staff connect as equals, partners and collaborators on projects that seek to enhance the student experience at UQ. This initiative is underpinned by the values of respect, reciprocity and shared responsibility and seeks to empower Student and Staff Partners to effect positive change within the teaching and learning, student experience and governance/strategy environments. 

There are three streams of partnership projects, these are: Governance and Strategy, Student Experience, and Teaching and Learning. Depending upon the aims of your engagement, it may look quite different. The below list illustrates some of the types of Student-Staff Partnerships Project engagements.

Governance and Strategy

  • Co-authors (developing university strategy/policy)
  • Co-creators (developing materials/supports for representatives)
  • Co-designers (developing and designing governance mechanisms)

Student Experience

  • Co-designers (designing events, support systems/networks)
  • Co-evaluators (assessing activities and events via focus groups, surveys etc.)

Teaching and Learning

  • Co-designers (redesigning course/program, developing assessment and learning activities and blending learning resources etc.)
  • Co-creators (curriculum review and creating new courses)
  • Pedagogical consultants/advisers (evaluating courses via classroom observations, focus groups etc.)

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The meaning of project partnerships

Listen to UQ Student and Staff Partners as they discuss their project experience and what partnership means to them.

The impact of the partnership approach

Listen to Student and Staff Partners talk about their partnership experience at UQ. How is it changing the student experience and breaking down barriers and hierarchies?

Benefits for Students

  • Form meaningful partnerships with UQ staff and students
  • Draw upon your unique skills, experiences and knowledge to be an agent for change at UQ
  • Help to enhance the student experience through curriculum or student engagement projects
  • Enhance your employability through the development of key transferable skills.

Benefits for Staff

  • Empower students to have an impact on the decision-making processes or curriculum at UQ
  • Collaborate in partnership with motivated and creative students
  • Help to foster a culture of partnership at UQ
  • Learn from the unique experiences of students to impact the strategic direction of your school/faculty/department.