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Meet and eat with your DVC-A!

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Do you want to have input into your experience at Curtin, but unsure of how you can have your voice heard?

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Professor Paul Brunton, is inviting students to register their interest to form a Student Reference Group that will meet with him at various times throughout the year to discuss a variety of topics and ideas which may impact the student experience here at Curtin.

This is a unique opportunity to actively represent the student voice by providing feedback and input on issues that matter to you. By working in partnership with the University, you will be able to help drive change, while also developing your own leadership and employability skills.

What is the commitment?

  • You will be invited by email to meet with the DVC-A at various times throughout the year
  • The DVC-A will raise topics and ideas for open discussion, and listen to your feedback and input
  • You are not expected to do any work before or in-between meetings
  • An online Meet and Eat session will be held at 11am on Tuesday 18 April 2023 (just for Australia-based online students!)
  • An on-campus Meet and Eat session will be held at 12pm on Wednesday 19 April 2023

What do you get for participating?

  • Lunch will be provided at each on-campus meeting
  • Work towards Curtin Extra recognition in the Student Partnership and Voice program
  • Gain access to Curtin’s Community of Practice, training and support to champion our Students as Partners philosophy

Who can register?

We invite all Curtin students interested in this Students as Partners opportunity to submit an Expression of Interest.

At Curtin, we celebrate diversity and aim to create an equitable, inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone feels they belong. We recognise that each person’s life experience is unique and that you may identify with various attributes that describe your background, identity and circumstance.

We welcome and encourage applications from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; students who identify with a disability; students from remote, regional or rural areas and students who come from a low socioeconomic background.

Register your interest now!

Expressions of interest will close on 5 April 2023. Successful applicants will be contacted by email and invited to attend the Meet and Eats throughout the year.

Visit Students as Partners or contact if you have any questions.

What is Students as Partners?

At Curtin, it’s vital that students have a voice in decisions that impact the University, and that they engage in and contribute to the university experience. Students as Partners is a commitment between students and staff to work as partners in learning, research, and University decision-making. This way of working brings students and staff together to consult with one another, listen, collaborate, and drive change together.

Who is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic?

Professor Paul Brunton joined Curtin University as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic in 2022 having previously been the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Health Sciences at the University of Otago in New Zealand for four years. He is responsible for the learning and teaching portfolio, specifically achieving the University’s strategic goals in learning and teaching and ensuring an outstanding experience for our students.

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