The College has recently completed its response to the Students’ Guild Vision for the Future of Education, introducing a number of new initiatives that will help improve student experience.

 

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies has recently completed its response to the Students’ Guild Vision for the Future of Education, introducing a number of new initiatives that will help improve student experience.

The Visions for the Future of Education see the Students’ Guild undergo a wide ranging consultation with students in every college, working with Student Staff Liaison Committees, focus groups, and survey data to outline the key priorities for enhancing educational experience across the University. The Students’ Guild then asks every college to respond to the student feedback and make improvements based on the recommendations. You can read a full copy of the Visions above or at:  http://issuu.com/exeterguild

Some of the changes that SSIS has made in response to student feedback include:

  • Taking steps to ensure that students can even more easily access feedback on essays and exams
  • Improving the clarity of feedback to students, with typed comments and electronic feedback on assignments being promoted this year
  • Hiring new staff to reduce student / staff ratios
  • Increasing investment in supporting and rewarding academic reps

The Students’ Guild Vice-President Education, Ben Street, said:‘We are absolutely thrilled with the way that staff in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies have responded to their Vision for Education. Both the level of detail in the College’s response and the willingness that it has shown to make changes to enhance the student experience are second to none. It’s another example of the enthusiasm of this University to listen to what students are saying and act accordingly.’

Professor Wendy Robinson, Associate Dean for Education said, “In SSIS we are continually striving to work in partnership with our students and the Guild to make our student experience and the quality of our teaching and learning even better. We have valued the opportunity to work with students, staff and the Guild in thinking about our response to the Vision for Education  and are fully committed to delivering on this.”  

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