Want to submit a Project idea?

Who can submit a Project idea?

Both students and staff can submit a project idea. As a Project Instigator you will be responsible for submitting the project idea and selecting the Student Partner applicants for your project. You can have more than one Project Instigator per project, and we encourage collaborative student-staff submissions! It is important to highlight that a Project Instigator is not the “manager” or “leader” of the partnership project.
Students and staff who are currently in a SSP Project and need more time to collaborate can also apply for a project extension in a new round. Review specific criteria and requirements for project extensions at the bottom of this page. 

To see previous SSP Projects:

Check out the SSP Library

What are the types of Project ideas that I could submit?

There are three streams of SSP Projects:

  • Governance and Strategy
  • Student Experience
  • Teaching and Learning

The below list includes (but is not limited to) some examples of SSP Projects by stream. 

 Governance and Strategy

Governance and Strategy

  • Co-authoring University/faculty etc. strategy or policy
  • Co-creating materials or supports to enhance student representation at UQ
  • Co-designing governance mechanisms at UQ

 Student Experience

Student Experience

  • Co-designing events, support systems or networks for students
  • Co-evaluating activities or events at UQ that seek to enhance student engagement, retention or belonging etc.

 Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

  • Redesigning courses/programs
  • Co-creating assessment, learning activities or blended learning resources
  • Curriculum reviews or renewals
  • Co-creating new courses
  • Pedagogical consulting/advising

Steps for submitting a new SSP Project idea

There are a few things to consider when developing your project idea, these include:

Ensure your idea aligns to the Project Selection Criteria

Members of the SSP Projects Team and nominated student partners review all submissions in alignment to the selection criteria. If the panel has queries, you may receive an email to seek clarification on elements of your proposal. Project Instigators will be invited to respond to these queries (as detailed within the specified timelines).

Review the criteria

Review the timelines

Please check that you are available for the project induction period and for the duration of the project. If you have any concerns about the timelines, please reach out.

Check the timelines


The SSP Projects Team are happy to meet in person or via Zoom to discuss your Project ideas and are happy to peer-review submission drafts.

If you would like feedback on your draft submission, you are more than welcome to email SSP@uq.edu.au. Please note the peer review dates in the timelines.

Project submission template

You may wish to draft your project submission together with others using the online form as a guide.


Submit your Project idea

When you are ready, submit your idea using the below form. Please remember to submit before the closing date of your desired round (check timelines)

Submit your idea

Once project submissions have been reviewed, you will be notified via email of the project outcome. If you are successful, here are some of the next steps:


  1. Student Partners apply
    Spread the word about your project amongst your networks! We find that a greater number of applications are received if the individual projects are disseminated through channels such as: emails to a student cohort; BlackBoard; or School/Faculty/Unit social media pages. 

  2. Select Student Partners
    Project Instigators are responsible for selecting their student partners and notifying the SSP Projects Team of their preferences.

    Considerations for selecting Student Partners
    Note: You may choose to interview students once you have reviewed all applications to make sure it’s the right fit. 

  3. Attend a team induction
    Once all student partners have accepted their offer you will attend an induction as a team during the induction period.

    Find out more about Project timelines

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