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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Why partner with us?

Our experienced researchers are motivated to pursue deeply engaged, high-quality and ethical research. 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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Explore our projects

Our projects are developed in partnership with organisations that serve communities experiencing disadvantage or marginalisation. These organisations identify an issue, question or need for themselves or their sector and partner with the SESU to work toward a resolution. 

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Our Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is made up of six internal and external members and serves to guide the direction of the SESU, select the research projects to be funded by the SESU and identify relevant researchers from ACU’s Faculties and Research Institutes to work on SESU projects.

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Submit an EOI to partner with us

We invite you to partner with us on a research project that has meaning for your organisation. Organisations may choose to partner with the SESU on research projects that address broad, widespread problems or enhance their programs and services.

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Join a project as a researcher

Academic staff at ACU can apply to work on SESU projects and lend their expertise to help address real-world problems identified by community organisations.

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Subscribe to our email newsletter

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

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Contact us for more information

If you would like to know more or have questions about how the SESU could support your organisation, please contact our team via the email below.

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