27 - 28 June, 2018| Bayview Eden, Melbourne, VIC

Dr Sally Varnham

Professor of Law & National Teaching Fellow
University of Technology Sydney


10:20 AM Working with Students for Students: Enhancing Up-take and Success through Creating a Culture of Partnership

Sally’s comprehensive international research has revealed student partnership plays a central role in higher education sectors elsewhere and found evidence of clear benefits for both institutions and their students. The authentic engagement of student voice is recognised as enhancing the quality of teaching and learning and the educational experience of students. It assists their personal development in terms of critical thinking, leadership and citizenship, factors which are arguably core measurements of ‘success’. Importantly an ethos of partnership helps to create a sense of community and a connection with the institution, increasing the chances of student retention. The Principles and Framework developed as an outcome of the Fellowship are known as STEPUP – Students and Tertiary Education Providers Undertaking Partnership for quality enhancement. In this presentation, Sally will discuss:

  • The collaborative process undertaken by the Fellowship
  • The principles and the framework: STEPUP
  • The proposed way forward to sustainable student partnership


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Sally.

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