Student engagement and development
Student engagement – inspiring and developing the practitioners of tomorrow
At the Oxfam-Monash Partnership, we believe in the immense potential of today's students to be tomorrow's solution-makers. With this in mind, the Partnership has from the outset set itself the task of providing a range of opportunities for students to be inspired by and engaged in the task of creating positive global change. At its formation, the Partnership outlined three key ways in which it would act to involve students in its activities:
Student experience and curriculum development:
This includes supporting curriculum development through Monash Depth Units and other community or international development courses, and supporting student leadership programs for course credits. These activities provide pathways to other Partnership activities. In particular, Oxfam's involvement will lead to a curriculum that is informed by Oxfam's practice; and in turn, Oxfam benefits from students' analysis of Oxfam's programs.
Community based leadership and engagement:
This involves working with local civil society organisations to offer innovative volunteer and work experience opportunities to students in their local area.
This includes activities to continue fostering the Oxfam Monash South Africa Summer Placement program, to explore semester length internship opportunities, and to build on Monash University's international networks for new volunteer opportunities.
Watch a brief video of the Placement program.
The Partnership also has close links with the Oxfam at Monash student group, which runs a range of student-led initiatives each year. Looking forward, the Partnership will continue to explore new avenues through which students may be linked in to the work of Oxfam Australia, and be given the chance to share their enthusiasm and fresh ideas with the development sector.
For the latest information on how you can get involved in student groups, study and international opportunities, follow the links below. Alternatively, you can contact us at any time to share your ideas on how the Partnership could better support you and your peers in your development-related endeavours.
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