Student/Staff Partnership Scheme

March 20, 2019

Student/Staff Partnership Scheme  

Building on Hull University Union’s existing partnership with the University of Hull, a new student/staff partnership scheme will launch in April, supporting all members of our community to work together to develop a transformative learning, teaching and student experience.

A pilot will run from April until the end of July, providing the opportunity to evaluate the initial implementation of the initiative and then develop a sustainable framework to integrate a meaningful culture of partnership across our University.


What are student/staff partnerships?


These partnerships are intended to support students and staff to share the responsibility in improving their own experience and that of others. They recognise and respect the expertise, experience and knowledge of our diverse community of students and staff. 


The partnerships will see students and staff working together in teams, focussing on a specific project and supported by the Student/Staff Partnership Steering Group. Projects may concentrate on an aspect of a course, on a specific department or an area within the University. Projects can be identified by the Student/Staff Partnership Steering Group or by any student and staff member at the University or Hull University Union. 


How can you get involved?

To find out more about the partnership and how you can get involved, you are encouraged to attend an initial discovery session on Monday 25 March from 1.15pm to 3.15pm in the Dennison Centre Conference Room. Please click here to register your attendance.


Additional drop-in sessions have also been scheduled:

  • Wednesday 27 March from 1pm until 2pm in the Allam Medical Building, MR3
  • Friday 29 March from 11am until 12pm in the Allam Medical Building, MR3


Applications for projects will also open shortly, where all students and staff will be able to submit a proposal.


What are the benefits of being involved?

The partnership offers a number of benefits for both students and staff. Here are some highlights if you get involved:


  • Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of your University of Hull experience
  • Work with staff and peers on an aspect of your university experience and help build a strong community
  • Enhance your CV by developing transferable skills such as leadership, team work and problem solving
  • Contribute to the Hull Employability Award
  • Receive payment for your time and valued commitment


 If you'd like more information at this stage, please contact one of the project leads:


  • Colin Johnson, Associate Dean (Student Experience) for the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Chris Murphy, Head of the Department of Biomedical Science
  • Osaro Otobo, President of Hull University Union