Part 4: Departmental Student Engagement and Partnership Plan
Student engagement is a central component of Curriculum Transformation. Finding new ways to partner with our students means that the diversity of experiences and wealth of talent they possess can support innovation in our shared community, particularly in regard to teaching and learning activity.
In Phase 1 the focus lies on engaging students as stakeholders in order that their experience and perspectives might inform the development of the refreshed Course Vision. Parts 1B and 2B of the documentation enable this input to be evidenced.
Phase 1 - Using Focus Groups to Engage with Students
Focus groups are an effective means by which to begin student engagement activity. The Department of Health used this approach in the first phase of their course transformation, and gained valuable insights into the student experience that shaped later thinking around course structures and teaching and learning methods.
The Centre of Learning and Teaching has worked with the Faculties of Engineering & Design and Humanities Social Sciences, and the School of Management, to train a number of staff in how to facilitate student focus groups as part of Curriculum Transformation. Contact your Faculty Assistant Registrar if you would like support in organising and running focus groups for your course cohort.
Download a suggested focus group plan which includes key questions designed to support the course-wide approach to learning that underpins Curriculum Transformation. The focus group is estimated to take 45mins-1hr.
Ensuring Diverse Engagement
As the Student Engagement and Partnership Activity resource highlights, it is important to ensure that a range of student voices are heard - including those that might not normally put themselves forward. Contact your Curriculum Development Officer or the Student Engagement Ambassadors to discuss ways in which students from different backgrounds and experiences might be identified and engaged.
Student Engagement Ambassadors
Four Bath students have been employed on placement as Student Engagement Ambassadors. Find out more about our Ambassadors and their roles using the links below.
Student Engagement Themes
Four key themes have been identified by students at Bath to be the focus of student engagement activity. You can explore the themes further using the links below.