Students as Partners at Deakin

Supported by the Office of the Dean of Students

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Welcome to Students as Partners

Supported through the Office of the Dean of Students, Students as Partners (SaP) at Deakin University is a centrally run suite of programs to support all of our students and staff to experience – and engage in – partnership. 

We conceptualise Students as Partners at Deakin as opportunities that embed five principles: 

  1. Reciprocal learning between students and staff 
  2. Recognition of students’ expertise in their lived experiences 
  3. Shared responsibility across stakeholders 
  4. Supporting respect and transparency 
  5. Repositioning students from users to our co-creators 

Our Student Partner programs at Deakin University span from equity-first micro-grants for staff to hire student partners to engage in a project, the ‘Students Mentoring Staff’ program, and our thriving Community of Practice.

To find out more about the team, please visit our About Us page.

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Announcing Deakin’s Students as Partners 2022 Grants

Deakin University is proud to announce the successful Students as Partners (SaP) grants for 2022. After a competitive peer-review process, a total...