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Framework for student engagement through partnership

This framework has been led by the HEA* to enable you to further engage students through partnership. The HEA regard partnership to be a relationship in which all involved are actively engaged in and stand to gain from the process of learning and working together.

Student engagement through partnership is important because it enables and empowers students to engage deeply in their learning and enhancement.  For staff working in partnership with students can help transform thinking about learning and teaching practices.

It has been written for all partners in learning and teaching (staff students institutions and students' unions) to reflect on inspire and enhance their policy and/or practice.

Adaptable and flexible to meet your needs

This framework aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework can be used in different ways and adapted to your particular context

We provide a complementary toolkit to help you apply it into policy and/or practice.  

We also provide consultancy to support you to embed this or any of our other frameworks across your institution faculty department programme.  

*This framework is informed by a companion publication Engagement through partnership: students as partners in learning and teaching in Higher Education. We are grateful to the authors of that report and to colleagues across the sector who contributed to a summit and/or gave feedback on early drafts of the framework.

The materials published on this page were originally created by the Higher Education Academy.