In 2017, the ANU Academic Board signed the first partnership agreement between any Australian University and its student organisations.
The Partnership Agreement is all about improving students’ ability to provide feedback on our university experience.
The Agreement covers broad themes around student feedback from student surveys, feedback forums and existing university initiatives that ANU, ANUSA and PARSA have agreed to work on together.
But the Agreement also has key identified areas that all parties want to work on for student benefit. These include improving student-course representation, consulting with students on reforms around admissions, scholarships and accommodation, as well as other key areas of concern around student well-being and the student learning experience from undergraduate through to postgraduate coursework.
ANU Students Association 2017 President James Connolly said it is a significant moment on the part of the University.
"A Student Partnership Agreement at the ANU represents a move within the Australian higher education sector toward student-centred learning, which has already taken place in the international higher education sector," he said.
"Actioning this Agreement means that we will see enhanced student representation where students are empowered to participate."
The goals outlined in the Partnership Agreement guide some of the actions of the SRC. You can read the whole Agreement here.
The Student Partnership Agreement will be reviewed jointly by the ANU Academic Board, ANUSA and PARSA on an annual basis.