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Student Engagement Community of Practice

A community of people who want to learn, share and apply best practice for student engagement.


Monthly Face-to-Face Sessions

  • Regular get-togethers to meet and chat with the community:
  • Morning tea provided
  • Unstructured chat time
  • Structured discussion of topics of interest
  • 1st Wednesday of the Month, 10am to 12noon, Learning Innovation Studio

Continuing Online Interaction

Writing the Student Engagement Blog


In 2016, the Student Engagement CoP investigated how students and staff view student engagement in its many forms. We held three workshops with students and staff to collect their views, and had individual meetings with others.

One thing that was recognised was that the teaching staff in contact with students on a day-to-day basis need to know accurate information about services students can be referred to in order to help students engage fully. In July we organised an information session for staff to tell them all about these services.

Student Services Information Session Video

Click below image to watch or download full video. It requires university login.

Click here to Download the Powerpoint

In 2015, we explored a similar concept of how staff can have an impact on students. We created information sheets on words to use with students and assumptions versus reality, as well as a video about the power of the Little Things.

Finally, we have collectively written our Community of Practice Blog, which will continue to be written in 2017.

More Resources

To Join

Please contact the 2017 facilitators Edward Palmer and Linda Westphalen

Members of Student Engagement CoP

Annette Wheatley, Amy Hardwick, Arthur Eng Lip Yeow, Ashleigh Ward, Audrey Stratton, Ben Chandler, David Butler, Edward Palmer, Gulima Wahidi, Hedley Reberger, Jillian Schedneck, Jorge Contreras, Katy McDevitt, Kim Hynes, Melissa Banelis, Nicholas Crouch, Raphaela Oest, Roger Rajkovic, Sandra Millburn and Terri Finn

Division of Academic and Student Engagement

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

Street Address

Level 7, Wills Building
North Terrace Campus


T +61 8 8313 5901
F +61 8 8313 8333