Lucy Mercer-Mapstone is a PhD student at UQ who is deeply involved in and passionate about students as partners in higher education. As well as completing her PhD, she is also the Partnership Project Advisor on the UQ Students as Partners program design project; Co-Chair of the UQ Students as Partners Steering Group; a co-fellow on an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship focused on Students as Partners; and an inaugural co-editor of the International Journal for Students as Partners. Lucy has been involved in partnership and research on students as partners in higher education in various contexts including the scholarship of teaching and learning, co-inquiry, co-publishing, curriculum research, co-design of teaching resources, and co-facilitation of workshops on ‘students as partners’ both nationally and internationally. Lucy’s interest in students as partners is based on a strong belief in the value and importance of motivating and empowering students to be fully engaged in their own education.