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Student engagement in curriculum developments

We are contributing to the growing body of work in student engagement by working with students to develop and evaluate our education, by researching and presenting together at national conferences. We undertake funded projects to contribute to the evidence base and take every opportunity to engage students as co-producers of research

RAISE: Researching, Inspiring and Advancing Student Engagement

Several members of Faculty belong to this growing international network of students, administrators, researchers and academics interested in student engagement. ‘One strand of work in the UK focuses on enhancing the student voice through representation and partnership.  We support this, but it underplays the importance of fostering engagement for the individual and for all students, which is essential for both persistence with study and good learning. This is centred in the sense of ‘being a student' and how they perceive their experience, which can be fostered by creating an appropriate culture - good relationships, cultivating a sense of belonging and enhancing community. Therefore we suggest that promoting student engagement lies at the heart of improving the student experience and delivering the key outcomes for higher education' Colin Bryson, Director of the Combined Honours Centre, Newcastle University.

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Our inaugural conference 'Engaging Students in Challenging Times' is in September 2011

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