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Materials available from the Quality Matters Student Engagement Conference 2022

Date: November 7 - 2022

Can student-staff partnerships and co-creation be the path to a more socially just education?

This was the question posed by Dr Lucy Mercer-Mapstone who presented a thought-provoking opener at our recent Quality Matters Conference.

Delegates also heard how different student voice mechanisms are being implemented across the sector to gather student feedback and enhance student representation at faculty level, with examples from Aberystwyth University and Manchester Students’ Union. Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland (sparqs) shared their new Professional Standards Framework for Student Engagement, helping practitioners to explain what they do with underpinning knowledge and values. An interactive discussion gave delegates the opportunity to inform redevelopment of QAA’s 2015 guidance Supporting and Enhancing the Experience of International Students in the UK.

Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor at Wonkhe, provided a lively closing address, challenging our thinking around authentic student representation and asking how students can be expected engage in meaningful discussion and feedback if they don’t know the minimum standards they’re entitled to.

Recordings of both keynote presentations, as well as presentations and resources from the conference breakout sessions are available on the Membership Resources site.

Thanks to all those who attended and if you weren’t able to attend this year look out for next year’s conference being advertised in our weekly Member Update.

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