NStEP Newsletter: February 2022

The year has gotten off to a busy start and NStEP is looking to the future! Find out more below and get involved.

We're developing a new strategy for 2022+
NStEP, is currently devising a new strategy for 2022 and beyond! We’ve been working on numerous projects, trainings, and initiatives since we were first founded in 2016, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the role of students as decision-makers in higher education. Now we need to hear from you - what's next?
  • Read our 2019-2021 Progress Report
  • Provide your views and ideas on our short questionnaire
Find out more and tell us what you think!

Student Voice Summit 2022

After the success of our Student Voice Summit last year, it's back! Students across Irish higher education are invited to register for the event which will take place from 2pm-3pm, Thursday 10th March, via Zoom.

We have two fantastic keynote speakers:
  • Maisha Islam (University of Winchester, United Kingdom) on 'Building inclusivity and equity into our partnership practices'
  • Cameron Keighron (National University of Ireland, Galway) on 'Lessons learned and how to have your voice heard as a student partner in Research'
Please note that this is a student event, offered as part of our wider student training and development opportunities.
Read about our speakers and register now
There's still time to take part in student training options!
NStEP’s Student Training Programme is in full swing this semester, and we still have some spaces left on our open training sessions, available for class reps to book directly on our Student Portal. [link below]

All of these training options are peer-facilitated by our team of student trainers, and delivered in a 90 minute online format over zoom. Reps from any of NStEP’s participating institutions / SUs are welcome to sign up for a session that best fits their schedule. 
  • 'Open' Introductory Class Rep Training 
  • Advanced Class Rep Training (new!
  • Representing Diversity training 
All of our training leads to digital badge awards that students can use to demonstrate their learning and development.
Visit the Student Portal
From NStEP YouTube: Training Opportunities for Class Reps
SAVE THE DATE: NStEP Conference 2022
The next NStEP Conference will take place on Tuesday 10th May 2022 online, covering themes across the domains of governance, quality, teaching and learning, and student representation. Registration will open soon.
More news from NStEP:
  • The first iteration of the Steps to Partnership open course for professional development has now been completed. Thank you to the staff and student representatives from across 19 institutions who participated. Review of the course is now underway!
  • Reminder: NStEP supports and trains the national Student Quality Assurance Reviewers Pool. Do you need a student panel member for a QA process? Make a request for a student reviewer here.

Two new Student Associate projects get underway at NStEP!

We're delighted to welcome Niamh Kennedy (University of Limerick) and Yvana Mpessa (Maynooth University) to the team. Niamh will lead the new postgraduate research student engagement project, while Yvana will lead the new equality, diversity and inclusion in student engagement project.

Find out more about the Student Associates here.
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