The HASS Student Futures Team regularly works with students on a partnership basis, collaborating on events and initiatives that benefit both students and faculty. 

The students as partners approach is based on the core tenets of respect, reciprocity and shared responsiblity. By taking ownership of projects, students develop their skills and employability while providing authentic ideas and fresh skills and perspectives to projects.

Student Partners have organised welcome and induction activities, helped develop a new minor, organised career and cohort-building events, and developed pilot partnership programs, all for HASS students.

Want to learn more about what it’s like to be a Student Partner? Read about Kristen and Shi Pui’s experience!    

We're recruiting!

We are looking for students interested in collaborating with us on two research projects focused on enhancing the HASS student experience. Join the Winter Research Program for four weeks (24 June – 19 July 2019) and receive a scholarship for participating in the program.

Applications open 15 March. Apply here by 5 April 2019 

Questions? Contact us at studentfutures@hass.uq.edu.au.

Winter research projects

HASS Young Alumni Engagement Strategy

Supervisors: Jackie Fuller and Locky Kaye 

This project will involve a scan of existing initiatives and models to engage young alumni. You’ll engage with the Young Alumni Advisory Board, current students and recent graduates.  The project will focus on collecting data on strategies that improve outcomes for young alumni by increasing their sense of connection to UQ. 

You’ll gain skills in developing a literature review, qualitative data collection and analysis, report writing, and presenting findings to Faculty staff. You’ll provide a final report, including a literature review, scan of current practices, and recommendations for action.

Eligibility criteria: Students in their third year or higher, who have studied, or are studying, an undergraduate or postgraduate HASS program. 

 

The Graduate Dis-Disorientation Project

Supervisor: Jimi Bursaw 

Universities around the world have a strong praxis on orientation including entire bodies of research and practice that support departments dedicated to the process.  The process of leaving University, however, is largely left unfacilitated – up to the students to navigate on their own.  For many graduates the experience is genuinely disorientating.  The Student Futures Team in HASS is interested in looking at how we can dis-disorientate our university graduates.  In recent years, some practices have sprung up in niche corners of the tertiary sector that aim to help prepare students for their exit from university more holistically.  This project aims to investigate these initiatives and build some recommendations for potential initiatives UQ can undertake based on best practices around facilitating student preparedness for leaving University.

You may gain skills in literature search and review, engaging practitioners in the sharing of practice, advanced professional networking skills, interviewing and report writing.  It is hoped the work will result in a report that highlights best practices globally and makes recommendations specific to HASS and UQ.

Eligibility criteria: Strong professional communication (phone interviewing, professional correspondence) and practice-based research and literature review skills are a requirement.  This is a great opportunity for someone interested in Higher Education and/or developmental psychology.  This project will require a lot of initiative and investigatory persistence.  A background in interviewing and/or literature scanning and analysis are an asset.  A background in student leadership or campus/professional program involvement (HASS Crew, Orientation, Professional Associations, etc) is also an asset.

If you're interested in getting involved as a Student Partner, keep an eye on StudentHub for job postings or follow HASS Crew on Facebook for announcements.

Hear what students and staff have to say about working in partnership: 

 

Current Partners

  • Phoebe Le Brocque

    HASS Storyteller
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Chelsea Clark

    HASS Storyteller
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Grace Dunn

    Student Partner, HASS Course Design
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Tia Scott

    Student Partner, HASS Course Design
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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    Hanifa Fadhila Pramana

    HASS Crew Leader
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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    Angus Robertson

    HASS Crew Leader
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Isabelle-UQ-HASS-Student

    Isabelle Bettridge

    Designer, HASS Leadership Program
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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    Anastasia Georgiou

    Designer, HASS Leadership Program
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Daniel Diaz

    Student Partner, Student Representative Support
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Joy Chalaby

    Student Partner, Student Representative Support
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Nibir Khan

    Student Partner, Work Integrated Learning Resources
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Brit Hawkins

    Student Partner, HASS Connect Mentoring Program
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Georgia Whybird

    Student Partner, HASS Connect Mentoring Program
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences / Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
  • Niama Beaton

    Student Partner, Career Development Learning Resources
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Former Partners

Thank you to the wonderful Student Partners who have helped create new opportunities and community events for their fellow HASS students since 2018. We couldn’t have done this important work without you!

  • Alynna Wong, Bachelor of Journalism / Laws
  • Annisha Karismha, Bachelor of Communication
  • Ashley Mallett-Wallace, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Caelan Rafferty, Bachelor of Economics / Laws (Honours) 
  • Catherine Coogan-West, Master of Development Practice
  • Emily Donald, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Ian Trinh, Bachelor of Arts
  • Inari Saltau, Bachelor of Arts / Social Science
  • Jean Wong, Diploma of Science
  • Linden Peacock, Bachelor of Arts / Laws (Honours) 
  • Lucy Noble-Dickinson, Bachelor of Arts / Laws
  • Morgan Marks, Master of Peace and Conflict Studies      
  • Naima Crisp, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Nicola Cook, Bachelor of Arts / Journalism 
  • Qian He, Master of Communication
  • Sabrina James, Bachelor of Arts
  • Sekar Wibowo, Bachelor of Communication
  • Shirley Luy, Bachelor of Business Management / Journalism
  • Sophie Priebbenow, Bachelor of Arts / Laws
  • Stuart Russell, Bachelor of Arts
  • Sunny Pan, Bachelor of Arts / Communication
  • Yanyan Hong, Bachelor of Communication

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