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Strategies for improving teaching and learning outcomes

The University of Southern Queensland vision is to be renowned for innovation and excellence in education, student experience, research and engagement. Our mission is to build on our strengths as Australia’s leading regional university, and realise our vision by creating and sharing knowledge, transforming lives and solving the problems that matter to our world.

Students as Partners

UniSQ’s Students as Partners (SaP) framework builds a philosophy and culture in which UniSQ students and staff work together to achieve common educational goals. This work aims to empower students as active participants in shaping learning, teaching, assessment, governance, and the work of the University.

The seven guiding principles to student partnership are:

  1. Building authentic partnership
  2. Honest and transparent communication
  3. Strong student leadership
  4. Training and support for students
  5. Diversity and inclusivity in the student voice
  6. Recognition of formal and informal engagement
  7. A national presence for facilitation and support.

Student partnerships include student-to-student interactions through peer mentoring and leadership, student-staff collaborations, and student-industry/alumni partnerships. Available positions can be found on the Student Representative Committee page.

For further information regarding the Students as Partners please contact

Student Success Advising

The Student Success Advising strategy is an integrated program of support for students that brings together discipline based academic, support for learning, and administrative dimensions. The strategy provides a purposeful sequence of targeted student-centred outreach that is designed to engage students and support their academic progression and success from application to graduation. 

The Student Success Advising team provides timely, relevant, and evidence-based support and advice to students across the student lifecycle. 

  • Readiness
    • supporting students to enrol and prepare for their studies.
  • Engagement
    • supporting students to engage with resources and learning systems before census date.
  • Persistence
    • empowering students to submit and pass their first assessment item.
    • Connecting students with Course Examiners, academic skills, and Support for Learning services.
  • Reflection
    • Supporting students to re-engage with their courses.
    • Supporting Course Examiners to connect students to academic skills and Support for Learning services through an integrated referral service.
  • Progression
    • Enabling students to re-enrol and progress academically.

Interactions at these key points of the student lifecycle focus on evidence-based practices of engagement that include development of self-efficacy and self-regulation, normalisation of emotions around the formation of student identity, development of a sense of belonging as a university student, and support for well-being. These interactions support students to establish connections to their peers and university staff and empower them to achieve their version of success throughout their learning journey.

For further information regarding Student Success Advising, please email