Upcoming Events

Student Voice Australia Symposium

Friday September 20

9.30am – 4pm (TBC) @ the University of Technology Sydney

The SVA Symposium invites students and staff together to showcase the achievements of the SVA Pilot and share good practice in student engagement from across our Australian institutions.

Further information and registration details will be available later in the year. 

Staff Practitioner Network

The cross-institutional Practitioner Network (Community of Practice) is primarily for staff who are interested in developing a partnership approach to working with students within their institution, particularly in governance and decision making processes. The network is designed to share good practice, discuss national issues, and provide collegial support and guidance.

Upcoming Meetings:

Meeting 3 – Tuesday June 11

1-2pm (AEST)

Online via Zoom

Theme: Changing staff perceptions of student representation at the University of Queensland

As part of UQ’s Student-Staff Partnerships (SSP) initiative (formalised in mid-2018), our overall aim is to improve the quality and effectiveness of student representation throughout the University. In addition to working with the students in these roles, to achieve this also means a significant shift in the way that some academic and professional staff members think about “representation” and their roles in assisting students in these spaces. This presentation will discuss some of the ways that the SSP team are trying to implement this cultural change and the challenges that still exist.

Guest Presenter: James Forde, Student Partners Coordinator (Representation & Voice), University of Queensland

Register: to join the network please email:



Previous Meetings:

Meeting 2  – Thursday May 2

Theme: Engaging online/off campus students in shaping the quality of learning and teaching and the student experience.


Meeting 1 – Wednesday March 20

Theme: ‘Partnering with student organisations to achieve successful representation and engagement’.

Previous Events

Student Voice Summit

Tuesday May 21

9.45am – 4pm @ the University of Technology Sydney

The Student Voice Summit brings together student representatives and leaders from institutions across Australia to further develop good practice around effective student representation and leadership and unpack the benefits, challenges and opportunities for students working in partnership with institutions to enhance the student experience.

Further information and details here.