The JCU Student Advisory Forum was established to promote cross-institutional communication and interaction among JCU students and staff.
The Forum is designed to encourage a culture of effective student engagement by:
Student Self-Nominations have been finalised and a two year membership term will apply.
The Student Advisory Forum meets twice per year. Meetings have been scheduled as follows:
The Student Advisory Forum is Co-Chaired by:
I was delighted to be invited as the Student Representative Co-Chair of the Student Advisory Forum. I am looking forward to working with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in this role, as well as the invited and nominated members of the Forum.
I have been a student representative for a number of years at JCU. I was elected Postgraduate Officer to the JCU Student Association Council in 2015 and 2016 and I am currently the acting Postgraduate Officer for 2017. In my role as the Postgraduate Officer I have been involved in a number of JCU committees as a student representative providing advice on JCU policy and the strategic direction of the JCUSA.
As a HDR student at JCU I have previously been enrolled in a Graduate Certificate of Education, a Graduate Certificate of Research Methods and I am now enrolled in a PhD. I have enjoyed my student experience at JCU so far, and I hope that continues as I have a few more student years ahead of me!
In addition to studying, I am a lecturer in the JCU Conflict Management and Resolution program. I also work as a private mediator and facilitator, and I’m a member of the North Queensland Family Law Pathways Network steering committee and the Townsville Hospital and Health Service Clinical Ethics Committee.
A 2-year membership term will apply based on criteria outlined in the Student Advisory Forum Handbook. Exceptions to the 2-year term may be made dependent upon the length of a student's course of study.
A call for student nominations will occur each February via email bulletin.
JCU Student Advisory Forum Secretariat:
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Phone (07) 4781 4565
Recently in Australian Higher education, there has been considerable interest in developing more systemic approaches to the inclusion of student voice in university decision-making and governance, across all possible areas of student engagement and at all levels of institutional governance.
The premise on which this work is based is that engaging students as partners in their educational experience makes a positive and importance difference to student engagement, will help shape the quality of that experience in an individual institution and contribute to the overall success of Australian universities collectively.
Examples of this work include:
The more recent focus on students as partners in Australia has built on longer-term work, and a strong culture has developed in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for example: