Student/Staff partnerships are an increasingly common student engagement practice in Higher Education. Students and staff work together as equals, in partnership and as mutual learners. These projects enable students and staff to benefit from each other’s experiences, insights and expertise.
Students are invited to share in the responsibility of shaping their learning and teaching environment, to contribute in meaningful ways to improvement and to participate in shared decision-making and implementation processes for improving education. Working alongside students provides staff with an insight into what it’s like to be a student in today’s world and challenges them to think about assumptions that they make about students; and the effectiveness of their current practice.