Date: Monday 1 July 2024
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am AEST
Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

What does student partnership have to offer in these challenging times? In a context of continued barriers to equity and inclusion, demanding workloads for staff, and where cost of living means students are having to make greater sacrifices to participate in higher education, this Network session will focus on how student partnership helps us chart a way forward within our own institutions.

In this session, and against the backdrop of the Universities Accord, we will explore perspectives on partnership, and consider how the aspirations of student partnership might be married with the reality of the lived experience of both staff and students. We will connect and reconnect with perspectives and practice related to student partnership, each other and the evidence base for our work.


Dr Alison Jaquet
Director (Support for Learning)
University of Southern Queensland

Dr Alison Jaquet is Director, Support for Learning, at the University of Southern Queensland and has over 15 years of tertiary sector experience across academic and professional roles. She is a champion of student partnership and has experience in student engagement, widening participation, and staff development.

Megan Pozzi
Director (Student Enquiry and Advising)
University of Southern Queensland

Megan is the Director, Student Enquiry and Advising, at the University of Southern Queensland. A former high school Drama and English teacher, she has 15 years’ experience working across the secondary and tertiary education sector. She is an award winning speaker, educator and researcher focussed on creating engaging, accessible and equitable learning experiences with and for students.

Kate Walsh
Senior Coordinator, Student Representation and Partnerships
Flinders University

Kate Walsh is the Senior Coordinator, Student Representation and Partnerships at Flinders University. She has extensive experience in student engagement nationally, including as the inaugural Project Manager for Student Voice Australia. Her focus is on harnessing the power of student partnership and representation to transform higher education and the student experience.