Students as partners

This Feature of the Student Engagement Framework looks at the issues relating to perceptions around position, power and influence. It looks at how the roles of representation are important within Institutions and how students bring their own expertise and experience to the discussions.

The 'Representation and Partnership' section of the resource library contains lots of information relating  to this.


 Some particularly good resources are:


Guidance on developing a Student Partnership Agreement - sparqs

sparqs has developed guidance for both universities and colleges on developing Student Partnership Agreements - a way in which students’ associations and institutions can enable students to interact with staff at their institution to improve quality. They’re also an opportunity to agree priority areas upon which the students’ association and institution will work together, in partnership.


Students as Partners - The Higher Education Academy

The Higher Education Academy change programme which aims to help HEIs develop their capacity to involve students in institutional change more rigorously, across areas including:

• curriculum design;

• quality assurance and enhancement;

• student participation in institutional decision making;

• student transition, progression and achievement.

Please see link below:



Student Academic Partners - Birmingham University


In November 2009, Birmingham City University and Birmingham City Students’ Union launched the Student Academic Partners (SAP) scheme. SAP aims to integrate students into the teaching and pedagogic research community within Birmingham City University, to develop collaboration between students and staff and to instill a sense of ownership and pride in the University. Since 2009 SAP has supported innovative student-staff projects across the University involving over 500 students and 250 members of staff on over 160 projects.



From the resource library page you  can also use the resource library search box where  you can input specific search terms such as -

'partnership', 'roles of representation' or any other suitable criteria including Institution Titles and this will bring  up all information relating to your  search.

The Top 10 Most Viewed resources can also  be found on the resource library page.

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