The University and the Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) work together to develop an annual Student Partnership Agreement (SPA) to further enhance the experience of our students. Our SPAs detail agreed priorities for each academic year and include key performance indicators to help with evaluation of effectiveness.

Details of the Student Partnership Agreement for 2018-19 are provided below.

Student Partnership Agreement 2018

Context of the agreement and overarching principles that define student engagement and representation

The SPA complements other strategic documents such as the Joint Agreement on Student Representation and the Memorandum of Understanding between DUSA and the University. They have been developed to promote an understanding between students and staff about agreed enhancement-focused goals that are important to all individuals who are part of the University.

We believe that each annual SPA is an important statement of our commitment to the fostering of our University community within which we all have a role and a function to perform and where we all have rights and responsibilities. Our SPAs are designed to promote the engagement of students during their period of study at the University. All students are encouraged to provide feedback on their experience whenever possible.

The University and DUSA are proud of the contribution that we make to the City of Dundee, the rest of Scotland and beyond. The University has a central vision to transform lives locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Our student body and its relationship with academic and Professional Services staff is central to this purpose and vision. The University and DUSA value the diversity of our student population and work to make sure everyone feels supported and a part of the community. All staff and students should interact in a way which helps create an inclusive, pleasant and welcoming environment for everyone.

The term 'partnership' is used in a broad sense to indicate joint working between students and staff. Partnership working is based on the values of:

  • openness;
  • trust and honesty;
  • agreed shared goals and values; and
  • robust communication and understanding between the partners.

Partnership working recognises that all members in the partnership have legitimate, though sometimes different, perceptions and experiences. By working together to a common agreed purpose, steps can be taken that lead to enhancement in a way that works for all concerned. The use of the term ‘partnership’ reflects a mature relationship based on mutual respect between students and staff.

The University is committed to involving students in decision-making processes and ensuring that students have the best possible experience during their period of study with us. All students are automatically members of the Students’ Association and are members of the University. DUSA primarily exists to be an advocate for students across the University by representing their rights, needs and opinions. The University and DUSA work closely together to ensure that students are represented on all relevant University committees and are supported and trained to fulfil their roles. Opportunities to become involved in student representation are described in our Joint Agreement on Student Representation.

Student Partnership Agreement 2018

This agreement sets out the University's approach to the partnership with Dundee University Students Association (DUSA)

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Student partnership agreement 2017

This agreement sets out the University's approach to the partnership with Dundee University Students Association (DUSA)

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Student partnership agreement 2016

This agreement sets out the University's approach to the partnership with Dundee University Students Association (DUSA)

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Student partnership agreement 2015

This agreement sets out the University's approach to the partnership with Dundee University Students Association (DUSA)

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Student partnership agreement 2014

This agreement sets out the University's approach to the partnership with Dundee University Students Association (DUSA)

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Student partnership agreement 2013

This agreement sets out the University's approach to the partnership with Dundee University Students Association (DUSA)

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