Stakeholder Engaged Scholarship Unit (SESU)

The SESU provides scholarly expertise and research assistance to organisations working in areas that are central to ACU’s Mission and ethos as a Catholic university. Through the facilitation of partner-initiated research projects, we can help inform, shape, evaluate and develop your programs and services. 

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The SESU provides organisations with access to the expertise available at ACU. We invite organisations that work for the common good and the recognition of human dignity to partner with us.

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Why partner with ACU?

Guided by the principles of social justice and mutually-beneficial engagement, our researchers will produce meaningful and accessible research for your organisation.

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SESU Advisory Group

Our Advisory Group selects the research projects to be funded by the SESU and identifies relevant researchers from ACU’s Faculties and Research Institutes.

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Expressions of Interest

Stakeholder engaged scholarship projects are guided by the needs of the organisations we partner with. There are two options available for your EOI because we appreciate that organisational needs vary in nature, scope and scale.


Think big

Submit or vote on a broad research question to address a systemic or ‘big’ issue which affects several organisations.

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Start small

Submit a proposal for an organisation-specific research project to inform, shape, evaluate or grow your organisation’s community programs or services.

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News and events

SESU Newsletter

Our newsletter brings SESU news, emerging trends in engaged research and project updates from our partners, researchers and Advisory Group straight to your inbox.

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For more information contact the SESU team

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