Using Evidence for Enhancement

Since October, STEER colleagues have been designing and delivering a series of webinars commissioned for QAA Scotland.  These sessions aimed to discuss the current Enhancement Theme which debates the use of ‘evidence for enhancement’.  The national programme of Enhancement Themes, led by the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC) and managed by QAA Scotland, aims to improve…

STEER leads sector wide webinars on ‘evidence for enhancement’

In collaboration with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Scotland, and related to current Scottish Enhancement Themes, STEER colleagues have been designing and delivering a range of free webinars concerning evidence for enhancement.   Engaging student and staff voices (26th October 2018) Dr Liz Austen explored the scope, principles and practices of engaging student and staff…

How can we meaningfully listen to students’ voices?

How can we meaningfully listen to students’ voices to shape policy and practice? OFFA/SRHE January 25th 2018 SRHE and OFFA recently hosted a joint event which brought together colleagues from across the sector with an interest in alternative ways of listening to student voices, especially within Widening Participation contexts. Liz Austen from STEER presented the various…

Digital Storytelling and Student Voices

I have always been interested in researching marginalised and hidden populations, especially individuals or groups whose voices are not heard or differ from normalised discourses. This comes from my background in criminal justice and researching how young people socially construct risk taking behaviour through neutralising deviance. Deviance is constructed as such when it goes against…