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.