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Students as Teaching and Learning Consultants

Photo of foam letter spelling the word 'Engagement'. Taken at 2012 Teaching and Learning Conference at the University of Huddersfield by Mark Curry.

This scheme is no longer running

The 'Students as Teaching and Learning Consultants' scheme was funded by the Higher Education Academy in 2012/2013 and was supported collaboratively by the Teaching and Learning Institute and the Students' Union in the academic year 2013/14.

Higher Education Academy Project background

The project was funded by the Higher Education Academy and ran from August 2012 to August 2013. It is coordinated by Kathrine Jensen from the Teaching and Learning Institute and in collaboration with the Students' Union. A steering group was set up to provide input on project progress and support evaluation of outcomes:

  • Joelle Adams, SEDA executive, Writing and Learning Centre coordinator, Bath Spa University
  • Karen Strickland, Senior Lecturer/Senior Teaching Fellow Academic Practice, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Steven Brown, VP for Education, Students' Union

A key part of the project was the training that students took part in and this was led by Dr Liz Bennet from the School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield.

Project aims:

  • to promote authentic student engagement in the enhancement of teaching and learning and explore the nature and construct of inspirational teaching.
  • to create opportunities for student and staff to engage in reflection and dialogue around teaching and learning approaches.
  • offer academic staff a qualified student perspective (at points of need) that goes beyond the typical end of module evaluation response or NSS survey.

The project took a staff/student partnership approach by training a group of students to act as teaching and learning consultants. The project provided ways to gain a 'Student's - eye' view of teaching and learning. The student consultants were undergraduate students who had an interest in teaching and learning and the enhancement of the student experience at the University of Huddersfield.

To learn more please get in touch with the project coordinator, Kathrine Jensen at the Teaching and Learning Institute on tali@hud.ac.uk or Ext: 1577.

Student Teaching and Learning Consultants:

  • Dawn Bagnall
  • Nicholas Boone
  • Ruth Clare
  • Sally Edwards
  • Hayley Hattle
  • Laura Kavanagh
  • Julia Kendrick
  • Zin Zin Khaing
  • Yessica Laing
  • Ashley Lau
  • Shazma Mahmood
  • Nicole Natur
  • Andrew Rice
  • James D Ritchie
  • Sunnie Swinburn

Project outputs:

'How to' Guide: A number of resources and materials developed from the project that can be adapted by anyone interested in setting up a similar scheme.

: A report on student perceptions of what makes an inspirational teacher and short videos of students and staff talking about inspirational teaching.

Project progress:

The project coordinator posts updates and project progress on the Teaching and Learning Institute blog using the tag: HEASTLC. TheTwitter hashtag #HEASTLC is used for any events and updates on Twitter.

Direct links to blog posts

13 Feb 2014 The student teaching and learning consultant scheme 2.0

7 November 2013 Student perceptions of inspirational teaching

3 September 2013 New Perspectives: reflections from Student Teaching and Learning Consultants

23 May 2013 Student and staff partnerships as 'student engagement' - on being a case study

3 May 2013 Student teaching and learning consultants reflect on project impact

18 March 2013 - Teaching and Learning Consultants: A new student role and a new relationship with staff

4 Feb 2013 - Students engaging in improving teaching and learning

10 Dec 2012 - The Student Consultants are coming

9 Oct 2012 - Students as Teaching and Learning Consultants

The awards winner 2012, 13, 14, 15
University of the year 2013
QS 4 Star Logo
Athena Swan Bronze Award

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