Staff – student partnership is the theme of this conference and the keynote really highlighted what we have achieved together already, whilst also showing us the directions and opportunites that collaboration can have.
This is just a quick blog to say thank you to Tim Herrick and Kamal Bhana. We should all be reflecting on what staff-student partnerships are. What is a partnership? Is it a relationship? Where does the power lie? Prehaps the word ‘relationship’ may be more informal, but is it always balanced. What we should be aiming for is a balanced, developing and comfortable partnership. It is important to remember that there is no one way to do this and as they keynote stated, this will not happen over one conversation or module. Instead, a partnership can be formed from constant use and development of staff and student collaboration, preferably on an academic and more individual level.
Thanks again to Tim and Kamal, i hope everyone has a good rest of the day.