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The Jisc change agents’ network supports staff and students working in partnership on curriculum innovation projects in UK further education and skills and higher education.
This networking event aims:
- To facilitate the sharing of best practice from students working as change agents, digital pioneers, student fellows/ambassadors and students working in partnership with staff on technology related change projects across further and higher education
- To identify the barriers and celebrate successes in implementing such projects in an institutional context
- To discuss the principles for effective student engagement and partnership working in a digital context
- To explore the role of change agents/champions/pioneers and what skills are required for such roles
- To capture best practice to feed into the ongoing development of the Jisc student partnership toolkit
- To further develop and expand the Jisc change agents’ network and explore ways in which the network can support students and staff with their partnership working
Tuesday 17 March
Registration and tea/coffee and pastries on arrival
Keynote: principles of student engagement
Sharing the work from The Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP) on the principles for effective student engagement.
Speaker: Ellie Russell, TSEP and NUS.
Relating the principles of student engagement to your own context
Speakers: Paul Chapman, Birmingham City University and Ellie Russell, NUS.
Feedback from group activity and time to complete personal reflection form.
Lunch and networking
Time to add to the ideas wall.
Sharing our experiences
Through an open call prior to the event, staff and students will showcase and share their practice and experiences of working on partnership projects and as change agents through a structured networking activity.
Tea and coffee available from 15:00.
Shaping the Jisc change agents’ network
What support do you need, how can we grow the community, what can you offer the network?
We'll also give you more information about accommodation and dinner.
Dinner will take place at the Rep Theatre in Birmingham.
Wednesday 18 March
Reflections from day one and overview of day two from CAN project team.
Head of change - student experience, Jisc
Students from further and higher education share their experiences of working as change agents and in partnership projects with staff.
Making it happen
Participants have the opportunity of selecting one of the following interactive workshops:
Session one: engagement through partnership: students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education
Abbi Flint, Higher Education Academy
Session two: what are the skills needed to be a good change agent?
Dr Mark Kerrigan, Anglia Ruskin University and Simon Walker, University of Greenwich
Session 3: using the student partnership toolkit to support your institutional practice
Sarah Davies, head of change, student experience and Clare Killen, CAN consultant
Session four: engaging employers in the change agents’ network
Paul Bailey, senior co-design manager, Jisc and Peter Chatterton, CAN consultant
Session five: entitlements and enhancements for the digital student experience
Sarah Knight, senior co-design manager, Jisc, Helen Beetham, digital student consultant and Ellen Lessner, CAN consultant
Tea and coffee
Market place - showcasing student innovation
Lunch and networking
With time to add to the ideas wall.
Scaling up and embedding student-staff partnership working
Final plenary: reflections from participants and next steps
Participants will be invited to share their reflections from the event and discuss their next steps in taking forward their activities and what support the Jisc change agents’ network can provide.
Who should attend
This event is aimed at students from higher and further education and skills working as:
- change agents
- digital pioneers
- student fellows
- champions on projects relating to technology
It is also suitable for students and staff working in partnership in higher and further education and skills on technology-related change projects.
Places for this event are limited so please book early and let [email protected] know if you are no longer able to attend.
Dinner at the Rep Theatre, Birmingham as well as accommodation will be provided on the night of Tuesday 17 March in Birmingham.
We will cover the costs of students' travel expenses for attending this event on receipt of a completed expenses form with receipts. Expenses forms will be provided on the day.