Are you interested in supporting the University in developing new programmes of study, reviewing and evaluating the quality of existing programmes, enhancing your CV, and helping to develop and improve the student experience across all of our campuses?
How can you get involved?
We are looking to recruit new paid Student Reviewers who will contribute to the University’s Validation and Periodic Review processes, asking questions and giving the student perspective on a range of academic and pastoral issues
What is Validation or Periodic Review?
Validation is the process for approving new programmes of study whilst Periodic Review is the process that ensures that existing programme of study continue to meet required standards, provide good quality learning opportunities, and result in a positive student experience and good quality student outcomes
What will you be required to do?
Student Reviewers will be allocated to specific Validation or Periodic Review events which take place across the academic year. You will join a Panel of both internal and external academic representatives and work together to provide written feedback on programme documentation before meeting with the academic teaching team to discuss your questions face-to-face in a supportive and collegiate meeting environment. As a Student Reviewer, you may explore any themes or issues that affect the student experience and so will play a vital role in shaping the programmes that the University will offer (or continue to offer) in the future.
How will your involvement benefit you?
How will your involvement benefit the University?
What support will you be given?
You will receive joint training annually from the University’s Academic Quality and Development Service and the Students’ Union (UCSU). You will also receive a Student Reviewer Handbook and (once allocated to an event) will have access to a dedicated Validation Officer who will be there to answer any questions or concerns you might have
Who can apply?
The role will be particularly useful to those students looking to develop skills in documentary analysis, critical reflection, communication, team-working, and negotiation. Student Reviewers should normally:
How to apply
Student Reviewers are appointed by the University with the help of the Students’ Union. To apply for the role, please email a completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Download PDF: Student Reviewer Application Form
Download Word: Student Reviewer Application Form
All volunteers who meet the essential criteria and for whom we receive confirmation of support from an academic sponsor will be invited to an initial training session in November
Resources for Student Reviewers
Student Reviewer Handbook 2018/19: download pdf
Fees and Expenses Claim Form: download word document
Driver Vehicle Insurance Form: download pdf