NStEP Newsletter: August 2022

Scroll down to read all the latest news from NStEP - we are recruiting students to our Quality Assurance Reviewers pool, student training 2022/23 is now open for booking, and catch up on our conference keynotes.

Student QA Reviewers pool open for new applicants

The Student QA Reviewer’s Pool is made up of students trained to sit on quality assurance review panels. Reviewers ensure the student perspective is evident throughout quality assurance processes in Ireland, working with others to enhance the learning experience for all. As full members of review panels, the involvement of student reviewers is a crucial and valuable part of the process. Reviewers gain experience and insights into issues of higher education governance, learn new skills, and meet students and staff from across higher education.

Student reviewers are paid for their time on panels and are reimbursed for expenses. Reviewers usually complete one review per semester, which involves two to four days of work for each review.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 12pm, Friday 2nd September 2022.

View the full role specification and find out how to apply at the link below.
Apply now to be a Student QA Reviewer

The NStEP Student Training Programme is back for 2022/23!

Last year our Student Trainer team supported over 1,100 student representatives, receiving a 99% positive feedback rate!

Bookings are now being accepted for Introductory Class Rep Training for the 2022-23 academic year.

This training is ideal for reps who are new to the role, reps who have not yet completed the training, or any rep who wishes to take introductory training again as a refresher. NStEP is also pleased to announce that in-person Introductory Class Rep Training will be offered on a limited basis in Semester One.

Book a training session now!
Watch it back: Did you miss #NStEP22?
To mark the launch of NStEP Strategy 2022-2025, we were joined by a brilliant line-up of student, staff, and international speakers, including:
  • Dr Roisín Curran, Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP), Ulster University
  • Rhiannon Kavanagh, Student Associate, NFETL and NStEP
  • Emer Neville, President of the Irish Second-Level Students' Union (ISSU)
  • Dr Philip Carey, Teaching and Learning Academy, Liverpool John Moore’s University
  • As well as students and staff who showcased their projects from DCU, MTU, and RCSI.
Watch the presentations and thought-provoking discussions on our website below.
Watch it back: NStEP Conference
Did we mention we have a new strategy?!

The new NStEP Strategy for 2022 – 2025 has been published, setting out an ambitious plan for enhancing student engagement in Irish higher education decision-making, building on the success of the programme since it was first launched back in 2016.
Read the new strategy

Add the AISHE-J Special Issue on Student Engagement and Partnership to your summer reading list...

Have you read any of the articles and case studies in our jointly edited Special Issue on Student Engagement and Partnership with AISHE-J (the journal of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education)?

The Special Issue is jampacked with lots of fascinating practices and ideas for student engagement and student-staff partnerships. In fact, it is AISHE-J's biggest issue EVER!

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