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About us

We’re a group of students and staff members working together to explore what goes into creating and sustaining effective student-staff partnerships.

Our projects focus on the learning and teaching space, and how students can be partners in projects that improve the student experience. Our group are primarily connected with the School of Education in the College of Design and Social Context (DSC), but in the past have also involved students from other schools, and representatives and staff from the RMIT Student Union (RUSU).

To get in touch, please use our Contact Us page.

 

Team members

Dr Thembi Mason

Dr Thembi Mason

Interim Associate Dean (Education)

Thembi’s background and experience is in the area of learning and teaching with a specialisation in using educational technologies and blended learning. She has worked across all educational sectors, including secondary school education, adult education, VET, and Higher Education, and has a PhD in the area of learning and teaching leadership.

Jennifer Langford

Jennifer Langford

Student, School of Education

Jennifer is completing her Bachelor of Education in Primary and Early Childhood. She is involved in representing student voice through the Student Staff Consultative Committee, and brings her student perspective and experience to the Students as Partners team.

Previous contributors

Tayla Mason

Tayla Mason

Graduate, School of Education

Tayla is passionate about student voice and wellbeing, and was able to explore both of these through the different students as partners projects she worked on. She took part in Students as Partners in 2017 and 2018, and completed her Bachelor of Education in 2018.

Andrea McLagan

Andrea McLagan

Senior Coordinator, Digital Learning

Andrea works in the College of Design and Social Context, supporting academic staff to develop and deliver technology-enhanced learning, including blended and wholly online courses. She co-lead the Students as Partners initiative within the College in 2017 and 2018.

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RMIT Student Union representatives and staff

Thank you to Sarah Firth (previous Campaigns Officer and Student Rights Officer at RUSU), Abena Dove (previous Student Union President, RUSU), and Ella Caulfield (previous student representative, RUSU) for their contributions to the initial stages of this project during 2017.