Gain project experience while improving the student experience. Become a student partner!
Want to gain professional project experience and help our staff improve the student experience for everyone at Deakin, while you’re studying? Apply to become a student partner now!
Deakin is currently recruiting Student Partners for a range of 2023 projects relating to particular schools, faculties, topics or challenges facing the University.
Students as Partners at Deakin is a centrally run suite of programs which encourage reciprocal learning between students and staff. You could join a small team as a casual professional to co-create and co-design alongside staff partners. All projects are guided by Deakin’s equity-first principles, with a focus on improving the teaching and learning experience for undergraduate and domestic students.
This opportunity is open to current students, primarily domestic undergraduate students, but masters and international students may apply to be placed on a back-up list.
Why should I get involved?
We value your expertise in your lived experiences and will empower you to contribute meaningfully to a culture of trust and respect. In these projects, you will be repositioned as co-creators to projects that genuinely make a difference to teaching, learning and service delivery.
You will finish your role with improved skills, project and leadership training, career readiness, something juicy to add to your CV/LinkedIn, and an improved sense of belonging to the university community. It’s also an excellent opportunity to network with staff, connect with new friends, and have your voice heard by the University.
What will it involve?
Requirements will vary depending on the project you are assigned to, but you will likely be involved in attending online training sessions, collaborating with other team members, and contributing to project team meetings to help meet the aims of your project. Some projects may require occasional campus attendance. Each job project description will provide more information on participation.
All students are responsible for their rights to work in Australia, including how paid work may affect government benefits (e.g. Youth Allowance, AusStudy). We reimburse students for obtaining the employee Working with Children Check.
How do I apply?
Find a project that suits you and what your Students as Partners role would involve. Check back, as new jobs will be posted across the next month.
You can then visit UniHub to learn more and submit your application.