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At Cardiff we pride ourselves on the level of engagement we have with our student body, giving students the opportunity to express their opinions and be partners in the decision-making of the University. In particular, we actively support the Student Academic Representation system and survey students regularly to make sure we are always working in the best interests of our students. We also engage our students in the planning, implementation and evaluation of their courses, which continues to enrich the educational experience at the University

The expectation of Chapter B5 of the Quality Assurance Agency’s Quality Code outlines that “higher education providers take deliberate steps to engage all students, individually and collectively, as partners in the assurance and enhancement of their educational experience”. Our approach to Student Voice demonstrates this by providing opportunities to engage students at three levels:

Involvement Opportunities are provided for students to express individual opinion, perspectives, experiences, ideas and concerns. Students are consulted throughout their student lifecycle through a variety of University and national surveys. We also ask students to provide feedback through module evaluation questionnaires and provide feedback to their student reps. We continue to report back to students on the outcomes of actions taken as a result of their feedback.
Participation Opportunities are provided for students to take a more active role in a defined activity. The student representative system allows student reps to play an important role in the decision-making of the University using feedback from their students. Every year, a variety of student focus groups are conducted to inform current University policy.
Partnership Collaboration between the University/schools and students involving joint ownership and decision-making regarding developments to the Cardiff experience. We benefit greatly from our ongoing, close working partnership with our Students’ Union and its Elected Officers. This work includes the development and implementation of our Fee Plan and our work this year on developing our Student Charter.

Further information about the ways in which we broadly engage students in their education can be found at: http://learning.cf.ac.uk/engaging-students/

Specific details of how students are involved in the Quality system can be found at: http://learning.cf.ac.uk/quality/students/involvement/

Contact:

If you are a student and are interested in getting involved visit our co-owned Student Voice site with the Students’ Union.
Or contact:

Bethan Foweraker
Student Engagement Officer

Email: FowerakerB@cardiff.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)29 20 8

Extension: 79 207

If you are a staff member and would like to get more involved in student engagement please contact:

Dr Sarah Williamson
Head of Student Engagement & Education Support

Email: WilliamsonS2@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0)29 208 79225
Extension: 79225


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updated: 31 July 2014