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Advocacy

Advocating for students

Have your say

We want you to tell us what it is like to be a design student today, what your experiencing and how organisations like the Institute and universities can do to support the next wave of design talent.  

SONA is here to to advocate for and support students, if you have something you would like to raise with SONA get in touch today. 

 

Message from SONA President

Student survey

In 2020 SONA invited all students to participate in a survey to help us better understand what is important to students and how institutions like university’s and The Institute of Architects can further support students.   

WHY did WE DO THIS SURVEY?

SONA (Student Organised Network for Architecture) is the national student membership body of the Australian Institute of Architects. The Institute is the main peak body representing the entire Architecture profession in Australia. The Institute has the representation and resources needed to advocate for the profession across industry, education and government.  

SONA’s members represent the student voice of this peak body. As a collective we have the opportunity to utilize the power of the Institute to create change. 

WHAT MAKES THIS SURVEY UNIQUE?

We understand that students are often asked for feedback through the means of surveys from faculties, tutors and other education organisations. Our survey is unique, as it has been made by students, for students.  

WHY DOES YOUR CONTRIBUTION MATTER?

Each and every student is unique. We all share a diverse set of demographic backgrounds, universities and experiences. For our voice to be loud, we need a large number of students to respond. But for our voice to be heard, we need to represent all of you and all of your diversity.

HOW WILL YOUR SURVEY RESULTS BE USED?

The results will help us understand how we can better serve you as an organisation.The results of this survey will provide us with the evidence base needed to compel both our internal and external stakeholders in supporting the quality of our education, our student experience and wellbeing, and our preparedness for work. 

The results of this survey are currently being analysed and a report will  be released shortly. 

If you have any questions or would like a copy of the report please get in touch  sona@architecture.com.au

Kind Regards, 

Leanne Haidar  
SONA President  
Australian Institute of Architects 

Leanne Haidar, SONA President