Student Engagement and the REACT project
Student Engagement has come to mean many things to many people, to such an extent that it has perhaps become too diverse to have any clear meaning. It has been linked to student participation, involvement, commitment, effort and motivation; to Student Unions and to academic study; to developing new relationships between staff and students and to students having a ‘voice’; to partnership, co-creation and collaboration; to student satisfaction, retention and completion; to enhancement and quality.
The REACT project narrows the focus of Student Engagement to look closely at three specific student-partnership initiatives designed to support the academic growth of students in three very different universities. REACT is also collaborating with twelve further universities in developing student engagement initiatives, with a particular focus is on so-called ‘hard to reach’ students in Higher Education.
The REACT Conference
Want to learn more about what REACT has been doing directly from the people involved? Then come along to our conference. This will be on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at the University of Winchester, and will include presentations from all 16 institutions in our Collaborative Development Programme from across the UK and the research findings from the project team. The conference is open to delegates from institutions across the Higher Education sector as well as any staff member or student with an interest in Student Engagement and/or engaging ‘hard-to-reach’ students. Conference registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you.
There are currently no more places available at this event- please follow #REACT17 on Twitter on Tuesday 2nd May to follow the discussions online.