Student-Staff Partnerships

What are Student-Staff Partnerships?

Effect positive change at the University, and enhance your employability and networks.  UQ Student-Staff Partnerships provide a valuable opportunity for staff and students to work collaboratively on projects, on committees, or via focus groups and feedback sessions. This approach seeks to empower students and staff to work in partnership to design, deliver and enhance the UQ student experience, and is underpinned by the values of respect, reciprocity and shared responsibility.

Why Student-Staff Partnerships?

Professor Doune Macdonald discusses the importance of Student-Staff Partnerships for The University of Queensland, the role it plays in the University's Student Strategy, and the benefits participation in the Student-Staff Partnership program provides for both students and staff at the University.

Student-Staff Partnerships at the University of Queensland

Dr Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement at the Institute for Academic Development University in Edinburgh, is an internationally recognised expert on Student-Staff Partnerships. Cathy was the keynote speaker at The University of Queensland's first inaugural Student-Staff Partnerships Showcase. 

Listen to Cathy's comments about UQ's active involvement in the Student-Staff Partnerships space and how they are driving to create change.

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