A voice for distance learning students on a national body for learning and teaching in higher education? The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is looking for student advisers and this might be an opportunity to have some influence. Is this something you might be interested in doing, on behalf of OCA students, and working with OCASA?
HEA are looking to recruit 15 national student advisers to a new Student Advisory Forum. The Student Advisory Forum will give students a formal voice in the HEA’s activities with and for students, and help influence their work with them in future. National student advisers will advise the HEA on teaching-related issues that matter to students and aspects of our work that affect them directly. In turn, student advisers will gain valuable experience of working with a national organisation to help shape its work with universities and colleges at national level. There is an application process, and they will pay expenses.
HEA describe themselves as working ” with universities and other higher education providers to bring about change in learning and teaching. We do this to improve the experience that students have while they are studying, and to support and develop those who teach them.” OCA offers HEA accreditation to selected tutors.
Please check their website for more information. Closing date: 10 February 2013. The scheme is open to any students who are studying in higher education at undergraduate or postgraduate level, UK (home) or international, part-time, full-time or distance learning, or through college-based higher education, who:
- can demonstrate an active interest in improving teaching, HE and the student experience;
- can assimilate information and experience to advise on our work;
- are able to commit to preparing for and attending three meetings in York over a period of 18 months.