Embedding the student voice into our practices: a HEFi Case Study

Tuesday 10:00-11:00 

Jamie Morris 

Mode: online 
Platform: Zoom 

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We would like to present our findings from a pilot project involving working in partnership with current students at University of Birmingham to inform some (but not all) of HEFi’s core activities. The kind of impact from such work has been demonstrated in other institutions, such as the work at Birmingham City University and their own ‘CELT interns’ (Nagle and Chambers, 2013). Our interns are placed at the heart of this student-led project and will inform HEFi’s staff-facing professional development whilst researching current student issues to embed into select practices. These dimensions of engagement align with and build on previously established conceptual frameworks of student engagement, such as Redmond et al’s. (2018) 5 types of engagement; social, cognitive, behavioural, collaborative and emotional. Our session will explore some of our intern’s experiences in relation to this whilst also aiming to meet project aims and produce outputs in partnership with staff in HEFi.  

By the end of this session participants will: 

  • Gain an insight into the impact of student-led practices on both HEFi’s own portfolio and for the personal development of the interns themselves.  

  • Examine some of the underpinning frameworks for successful student engagement with their university experience.