Engaging Students' Voices Beyond the Curriculum (Student Minds and RAISE)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Dan Thompson (from Student Minds) and Tom Lowe (Chair of RAISE) discussed how we engage students beyond curriculum spaces regarding wider student affairs such as student life, well-being and community engagement.
A focus on engaging students’ voices for enhancement, quality assurance and partnership motivations in universities is now dominant as best practice in governance and curriculum development. There is now a vast body of literature relating to student engagement in developing education, working with students as partners, and engaging students in co-design practices, yet this literature is dominated by a focus on learning and teaching within universities. There is an equal need and space for engaging students’ voices in wider areas of the modern university as well as sector bodies which govern, regulate and provide thought leadership for higher education. This session provided an overview of the several initiatives led by Student Minds (UK) to engage students in wellbeing and mental health initiatives in colleges, universities and students’ unions. Additionally, Student Minds shared established practice of engaging students in their charity, as a case study of practice for other sector bodies to follow.
Period14 Jun 2023
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionNational