Get involved

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?

Our view is that learning is richest and most rewarding when students and staff act as co-producers and collaborators – constructing and sharing knowledge and ideas.

Student working with academic

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.


HEAR and Leciester Award logos

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 Leicester Award for Employability.

Opportunities to get involved

Choose from either option below to find out more about Student Learning Development Associate and Peer Assisted Learning opportunities

Student Learning Development Associate
Peer Assisted Learning


Got an idea?

IdeaIf 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)

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