OLT presentation Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

Student engagement in university decision-making and governance - towards a more systemically inclusive student voice (#141)

Sally Varnham 1
  1. UTS, Sydney, NSW, Australia

This project aims to consider development of a more systemic inclusion of student voice in decision making and governance in Australian universities. Drawing on experience with formal provision for student participation in UK and New Zealand universities the project is investigating current practice in Australian universities regarding student representation on governance bodies.  The project aims to identify good practices and test those practices within participating Australian universities spanning public, private, city and regional institutions.  One example is that UK and European investigations have revealed the value of providing a student coach to mentor student representatives.  

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