Student Strategies: enhancing our students’ university experience
The Student Strategies team sits within the Students, Learning and Teaching Portfolio. The Student Strategies unit aims to enhance our students’ university experience by ensuring they are informed about curricular and co-curricular news and opportunities, services and support, student initiatives and achievements, and campus announcements.
Student Strategies coordinates ACU’s large-scale internal student communications via: the Student Portal; OrgSync; Student News and Student Events bulletins; digital screens on campus; electronic direct mail (email) and posters, brochures and flyers.
The Student Portal was launched in December 2016 and it continues to be a powerful tool in communicating regularly with our students. The Portal is designed to be a one-stop shop for our students. It provides students with single sign-on access to their schedule, Learning Environment Online (LEO), email, Student Connect, Tutorial Direct, Work Integrated Learning, Org Sync, news, events information, announcements and other key information to facilitate and enhance their learning at ACU.
The Portal provides a personalised experience, including customised information based on a student’s campus, enrolment and study level. For example, new students can accept their course offer, enrol and prepare for Orientation via the Student Portal. You can view a non-personalised version of the Student Portal using your staff login.
The monthly Student News and Student Events bulletins are other prominent channels we use to regularly communicate with our undergraduate and postgraduate students. If you would like your news or event to feature in one of these bulletins please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Strategies team also coordinates the annual National Student Association and Campus Student Association elections, the Staff Referral Guide to Student Services, and some student retention initiatives.
Student Strategies is a small team managed by Sarah Rose in North Sydney. The team also includes Caitlin McAtomney and Patrick Rebakis in Melbourne, and Louise Farrell in North Sydney.
If you would like to communicate a message or a series of messages to our students, the Student Strategies team is happy to assist. We are also interested to hear your feedback about using our different communication channels. You are welcome to contact us at email@example.com.