Our projects are developed in partnership with organisations working in areas that are central to ACU’s mission and ethos as a Catholic university. These organisations identify an issue, question or need for themselves or their sector and partner with the SESU on a research project to work toward a resolution. 

All projects are expected to support work in the core areas of ACU’s mission, to produce positive impacts for communities experiencing disadvantage or advance the Catholic tradition.

We understand there are various levels at which needs arise. Every organisation has specific priorities for its clients, programs and services. For this reason, our researchers work on two kinds of projects and produce high-quality outputs that reflect the nature of the project.

How to get involved

If these projects have inspired you to get involved you can follow the links below to learn more. For further information, contact the SESU.

Community can partner with us

We invite community organisations to submit an expression of interest to partner with us on a research project that has meaning for your organisation.

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Staff can join a SESU project

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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