Student-Staff Partnerships Showcase

Monday 19 October 2020

Online: 9.30am-12.30pm
On Campus (St Lucia): 3-6pm

Welcome

You are invited to participate in the 2020 University of Queensland Student-Staff Partnerships Showcase!  This is a forum for students and staff to meet, connect, and share experiences on the strategies and pitfalls of engaging in partnership. It is also an opportunity for UQ student reps/partners and staff partners to showcase their work.

Attend the morning online session and/or the afternoon on campus session and connect with an engaged group of SSP practitioners.

Showcase program

Online program

Time Session Presenters
9.30-9.45am Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Showcase  
9.45-10.50am

Partnership is what you make of it!
Panel Presentation

Seb Dianati
Victor Hasa
Shaun McAnally
Brooke Szucs

 

Session A

Time Session Presenters
11-11.35am

Not just surviving, but thriving in your SSP experience!
Interactive workshop

Zara Cantwell
Nadine Sidhu
Erin Thomas
George Normore
Lara Nowland
Norman Ng

11.35am-12.10pm Being an advocate for partnership: a critical design approach
Interactve workshop
Franciele Spinelli
Seb Dianati
12.10-12.30pm Group Discussion and Questions
Key takeaways, reflections, questions and presenter appreciation
 

 

Session B

Time Session Presenters
11-11.35am

Practical steps to tackle power dynamics
Interactive workshop

Michelle Ocriciano

11.35am-12.10pm Shifting Culture and Power in Student Voice through SSPs and CoPs
Interactve workshop
Jimi Bursaw
Courtney Randall
Jessie Storey
Brittany James
Yvonne Oberhollenzer
12.10-12.30pm Group Discussion and Questions
Key takeaways, reflections, questions and presenter appreciation
 

 

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On Campus program (St Lucia)

Time Session
3-6pm Partnership Pathways
Guided tours of posters and displays followed by networking by the UQ Lakes

 

Panel Session

Partnership is what you make of it!

Ever wondered about the impact that engaging in partnership or representation can have on an individual? In this panel session, hear from students, staff and alumni on their personal experiences of engaging in partnership and representation at UQ. Panellists will share lessons learned, along with their insights into the broader impacts that partnership and representation can have on an individual’s personal and professional life. Attendees will walk away inspired to actively contribute to effecting change through a partnership ethos, emboldened with practical strategies to enable authentic engagement in partnership and representation.

About the panelists

Seb Dianati

Seb Dianati is a Teaching Fellow (Digital Curriculum Design) within the School of Languages and Cultures at UQ. Seb has been involved in a range of SSP curriculum projects, and mentored countless UQ staff in partnership. ​

Victor Hasa

Victor Hasa is a UQ Alumni who graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons). Whilst at the University of Queensland, Victor participated in a series of student-staff partnerships, including collaborating on the re-design of BIOM3200 and in organising the inaugural Student-Staff Partnership. Upon graduating, Victor joined KPMG in their People Services (Tax) division assisting clients in the mining, finance & government sector on a range of different issues, before leaving KPMG to assist his family business. Currently, Victor balances his time assisting his family business and working on his digital platform, Australian Alternative, which aims to connect Australians with great Australian made, owned & grown products. 

Shaun McAnally

Shaun McAnally is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Advanced Science majoring in Physics. He has served as Student Rep on two committees: Teaching and Learning (2018) and Board of Studies (2020). For the past 18 months, Shaun has worked in the Faculty of Science’s SLOCI (Student-Led Observations for Course Improvement) Team as the course partnerships team leader. The team is currently working on a book to be published later this year detailing our process and approach to facilitating course enhancement. Shaun is passionate about community engagement in causes that matter, science communication and the application of science in industry.

Brooke Szucs

Brooke Szucs is an alumni of cultures and languages at The University of Queensland with a keen interest in student representation and partnerships, especially as it relates to diversity and the impact of inclusive voices on student outcomes. In addition, Brooke has a passion for improving the student experience through representation and has served on university School Teaching and Learning Committees, Program Boards, Operational Committees and chaired a Student-run Advisory Board. Currently she is living in Japan where she works as a head English teacher, and plans to continue her studies on diversity in the future.

 

Partnerships Pathway

An opportunity for the Student Staff Partnerships community to get together, mingle and celebrate the successes of the year.

A spectacular afternoon under the blooming jacarandas with ‘spring’ inspired catering, live entertainment and opportunities to share in the joy and hear from each other on SSP experiences and highlights.

Join us for the Partnership Pathway posters and hear about

  • DiversityHub: Linking Student Employability, Diversity & Inclusion at UQ
  • Creativity and Empathy in the wake of COVID-19
  • and many more!

COVID Safe Events

All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times and if you have travelled in the last 14 days, been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. Where relevant, you will be required to provide your contact details for contact tracing purposes.