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Student Voice and Partnership: An institutional approach at the University of Reading

09 Jun 2021 | Advance HE Our Connect Benefit Series in June focuses on the student voice with a case study series showcasing a range of approaches and best practice across different institutions and the impact they have had at all levels.

The future of the student voice – policy, principles, practice

Our Connect Benefit Series throughout June 2021 focuses on the student voice – how higher education institutions value and represent the student voice and commit to using it to drive positive change.

Student Voice and Partnership: An institutional approach at the University of Reading is a case study which outlines the benefits and impact of two institution-wide initiatives introduced to embed student voice and partnership at the University of Reading in the wake of a global pandemic.

Under the first initiative, a team of Student Partners were employed as pedagogical consultants, working collaboratively with academic colleagues across all schools and departments. Partners worked online to provide real-time feedback and support for the planning and delivery of a fully blended teaching approach in the autumn term 2020. 

The second new initiative, The Student Panel, was created to challenge and improve the University of Reading by placing student voice at the centre of institutional-level decisions and changes. The Student Panel engage with, and feed into, current and future strategic priorities which include embedding our approach to blended learning, designing institutional programme expectations and re-structuring the academic year.

Read Student Voice and Partnership: An institutional approach at the University of Reading here

Find out more about the June Connect Benefit Series theme ‘The future of the student voice? Policy, principles, practice’ 

This month also features a webinar ‘The future of the student voice in the post-NSS world? Policy, principles, practice’ which takes place on 30 June at 10:00 BST. Colleagues at Advance HE member institutions can book their free place here. A recording of the webinar will be available for those unable to attend.



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