How do you view yourself as a student? As a passive ‘consumer’, relying solely on the knowledge and expertise of others, or as an active participant in your own learning, able to shape and influence what you learn and how, and to engage critically with the discipline(s) you study?
Staff-student partnerships - how do they work?
The Higher Education Academy defines staff-student partnership as:
"a relationship where everyone involved is actively engaged in – and stands to benefit from – the process of learning and working together" (HEA 2012)
... and we wholeheartedly agree.
This is why we have developed a number of ways in which you can get involved and work with us and staff in your department to influence, change and improve your and others’ learning, be it:
- consulting with other students to identify learning needs
- planning and delivering joint activities
- developing resources
- reviewing and re-designing assessment and feedback
- leading student discussion sessions
... or any other project which we have not yet thought of.
As well as shaping your learning environment, this is an opportunity for self-development, and in recognition of your work you will be entitled to accreditation on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) or the .
Opportunities to get involved
Got an idea?
If you have an idea for a project, or would like to speak to us to get further information, please complete our Expression of Interest form, and we will be in touch soon (university log-in required)