Submit a project idea

Learn how to submit a new project idea and seek support


Submit a new Student-Staff Partnership (SSP) project idea and create change at UQ.

Transform the UQ experience and propose a project in one of the following areas:

  • Student experience
  • Teaching and learning
  • Governance and strategy

Both students and staff can instigate a project idea, either individually or together as one submission.

 Submissions for Round 4 project ideas close 16 June. 

Prepare your project submission

When proposing a new project idea you will need to:

1. Review the project selection criteria and requirements

For your project to be supported it must:

  • Focus on one of the three project streams
  • Align with the scope and motivations of the program
  • Reflect the partnership ethos
  • Meet the program requirements.

Make sure you review the project selection criteria before submitting your proposal.

Review the selection criteria 

2. Seek support for your idea

You can speak with the SSP Projects team before you submit to request feedback on your proposal. Write to the team at to discuss your project ideas and peer-review drafts. 

The SSP team are happy to provide feedback on drafts submitted up to one week before project submissions close.

3. Check the project timelines

Review the project timelines and key dates to help you to plan which round to apply for.

Please ensure you are available for the entire duration of the project before submitting your project idea.

View project timelines

Submit a project idea

Once you have refined your project idea and checked that it meets the criteria and program requirements, you are ready to submit your project idea.

Your project will be reviewed by the project review team. Refer to project timelines to see when you will be notified of your submission outcome.

Submit your project idea

Form your project team

If your project submission is successful, the next step is recruiting student partners.

Student partner opportunities will be listed on StudentHub when applications are open for the round (see project timelines).

You can promote your project and spread the word among your networks via email, Blackboard, school/faculty social media and newsletters.

Selecting student partners

As a project instigator, you will be responsible for assessing and selecting student partners for the project team. You will be sent student partner applications for review once applications close.

Read the top tips to consider when selecting student partners.

View tips for selecting partners