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Student engagement through partnership in higher education

Key projects, resources and ways you can connect with student engagement

In the context of HE, Advance HE regards partnership as a relationship in which all involved are actively engaged in and stand to gain from the process of learning and working together. It is distinct from listening to, or consulting with, students. A partnership between students and staff, among students, or between Higher Education Provider (HEPs) and students’ unions is student engagement, but not all student engagement is partnership; hence the approach here is engagement through partnership.

Partnership is a process for developing engaged student learning and effective learning and teaching enhancement. At its heart, partnership is about applying well-evidenced and effective approaches to learning, teaching and assessment with a commitment to open, constructive and continuous dialogue. Partnership involves treating all partners as intelligent and capable members of the academic community.

Advance HE framework for student engagement through partnership

A shared point of reference for the sector

Our framework for student engagement through partnership in HE is an integral part of the Student Success Student Success Framework Series. Developed with the sector for the sector, the series covers key thematic priorities that impact upon the quality of teaching and learning in HE. Student Success frameworks provide a shared point of reference and common language to shape and review policy, process and practice in order to enhance student success.

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Student Engagement Through Partnership Framework

Has your school, faculty or institution identified this as a key strategic priority?

Advance HE, through it's four step process: conceptualising; planning and preparation; implementation, delivery and monitoring, and; completion and closure; can help you to:

  • Identify areas of strength and areas for improvement
  • Deliver solutions-based change aimed at tackling your issues
  • Review the success of any initiatives against KPIs and global frameworks
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