Social & Public Policy

Service-Learning

Service-learning combines academic coursework with voluntary work in the community, to help you experience policy in practice. It is part of the Social and Public Policy Honours curriculum, and an accredited course for visiting students.

"A unique, challenging and thoroughly rewarding experience…the opportunity to develop a more critical way of thinking"
Ellie Conway, Graduate

What is involved for visiting students?

  • one academic course in semester 1: Service in the Community (20 credits)
  • 8 week engagement in voluntary work in the community for 6 hours per week
  • students are expected to find their own voluntary work
  • assessment: reflective journal

What is involved for Social and Public Policy Honours students?

  • two academic courses: Education for Citizenship (semester 1, 20 credits) and Active Citizenship (semester 2, 40 credits)
  • 8 week engagement in voluntary work in the community for 6 hours per week
  • students are expected to find their own voluntary work
  • Education for Citizenship assessment: essay, exam, peer review, co-assessed active participation
  • Active Citizenship assessment: reflective journal; critical incident report; co-assessed oral presentation

What are the requirements?

  • criminal records background check (ALL students, including visiting students)
  • Tier 4 Student Visa (visiting students only)

For more information please contact Dr Susan Deeley.