Student Enagement: What does it mean for you?

Student Engagement: What does is mean for you?
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• improving the motivation of
students to engage in learning and
to learn independently
• the participation of students in
quality enhancement and quality
assurance processes, resulting in
the improvement of their
educational experience.
“HE providers take deliberate steps to engage all students,
individually and collectively, as partners in the assurance
and enhancement of their educational experience”
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UEL – Learning & Teaching Strategic
Direction – 3 broad objectives a)
improve teaching quality
b) build student engagement and
c) achieve high rates for graduate
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How do you see your role?
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At its roots partnership is about investing
students with the power to co-create, not
just knowledge or learning, but the
higher education institution itself. (NUS
2012, p. 8)
Indicator 1:
Higher education providers, in
partnership with their student body,
define and promote the range of
opportunities for any student to engage
in educational enhancement and quality
How does this work at UEL?
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Indicator 2:
Higher education providers create and
maintain an environment within which
students and staff engage in discussions
that aim to bring about demonstrable
enhancement of the educational
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Indicator 3:
Arrangements exist for the effective
representation of the collective student
voice at all organisational levels, and
these arrangements provide
opportunities for all students to be
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Indicator 4:
Higher education providers ensure that
student representatives and staff have
access to training and ongoing support
to equip them to fulfil their roles in
educational enhancement and quality
assurance effectively.
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Indicator 5:
Students and staff engage in evidencebased discussions based on the mutual
sharing of information.
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Indicator 6:
Staff and students disseminate and
jointly recognise the enhancements
made to the student educational
experience, and the efforts of students
in achieving these successes.
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Indicator 7:
The effectiveness of student
engagement is monitored and reviewed
at least annually, using pre-defined key
performance indicators, and policies and
processes are enhanced where required.
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What skills do I need to be an effective
committee member?
Prior agenda knowledge – briefing from UELSU,
keeping up to date with new policies, initiatives
and current issues, reading minutes of past
• Finding out the views of other students.
• Listening/speaking skills
• Clarifying discussion outcomes eg asking Chair to
summarise in meeting or afterwards.
• Reading paperwork – sharing workload.
• Getting items on agenda – procedure to be
• Chasing actions – role of matters arising and action
After the meeting
Discuss how the meeting has gone with the
other UELSU Officers on the committee.
Read and circulate minutes and feedback to
other UELSU Officers. Report back to UELSU
about the decisions that affect them and the
responses to any issues you may have raised.
Disseminating information or agreed actions to
other reps (programme reps and other UELSU
Canvassing opinion or consulting with other
reps to form a UELSU position in time for the
next meeting or to provide correspondence
following a meeting. You may need to collect
feedback on a particular issue to take to the
next meeting.
Thank You!
Dr Mandy Bentham, Director of Learning and Teaching
[email protected]
Tel 7467