As the student engagement agenda has gained momentum in UK higher and further education, there are numerous interesting and complex issues that arise and seemingly prevent a whole institutional commitment to working with students as partners.
Issues such as departmental autonomy, traditional hierarchies and power dynamics, and lack of time invested in innovative student engagement all contribute to a landscape where engaging students remains a project rather than a culture, and something done in a few departments rather than across a whole institution.
Led by Dan Derricott, student engagement manager, University of Lincoln (@danderricott), this webinar will outline the university’s bold new strategic plan that aims to reinforce and move forward its commitment to working with students as partners in and producers of their university.
In particular, Dan will explore how the university will rethink how institutional systems and structures (found in most UK HEIs) can be rethought to reinforce and underpin a culture of engaging students so that the whole institution develops and evolves together.
The webinar is based on an in-depth case study that explores the issues faced by the University of Lincoln and their efforts to take a whole institution approach to student engagement and partnership. The case study was developed from interviews with students, academics, professional service staff and senior managers responsible developing student engagement, including the vice-chancellor.
Participants will leave with a series of practical ideas they can adopt themselves along with the inspiration to be big and bold in their ambitions to develop student engagement across their whole institution.
Who should attend
This webinar may be of interest to:
- Staff and student representatives from universities and FE colleges who are either working on, or supporting student-staff partnership technology enhanced projects
- Change agents
- Digital pioneers
- Student fellows
Slides to accompany webinar
View and download on SlideShare.
- Watch the webinar recording (Blackboard Collaborate)