Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students)

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) portfolio incorporates the Student Success Unit, the Equity and Diversity Office, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Chaplaincy and Student Advocacy Services and the School of Education.

Across the portfolio we strive for:

  • Continual improvement of the student experience
  • Retention and support of students in ways that facilitate the realisation of their educational and professional goals
  • Excellence in quality teaching and learning
  • Provision of a safe and healthy university life
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Professor Nan Bahr
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students), Dean and Head of School of Education

The Student Success Unit is a diverse cross-skilled team that focuses on student engagement developing and providing highly effective services for students that supports their progression and success such as, careers and employability, student loans, student clubs and societies, sport and recreation and events such as Orientation.

The Student Success Unit is comprised of:

Careers & Employability


Student Engagement and Retention Team (SERT)

The Equity and Diversity Office provides leadership for the University’s equity and diversity agenda, contributing to an inclusive, safe environment for staff and students including those from different equity groups.

Programs include supporting first year students’ successful transition to university and in partnership with local schools, widening participation for higher education through engaging outreach.

Equity and Diversity

The Centre for Teaching and Learning supports students to develop study skills and supports staff to deliver dynamic and innovative learning experiences.

The Centre is made up of:

Academic Practice

Academic Skills

Digital Resources

The Chaplaincy Service is ecumenical and mulit-faith in nature promoting the spiritual wellbeing of the SCU community by supporting both individuals and groups.


The Student Advocacy Service provides free and confidential representation, advocacy and support for students with matters concerning academic and procedural rules and regulations of the University.


The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) also has the responsibility for the School of Education. The School of Education offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses of study and higher education research through Honours, Masters and PhD programs.

The School also leads a variety of research responsive to the most pertinent research questions and issues in Australia.

School of Education