We pride ourselves on the level of engagement we have with our student body and work in partnership to enhance the Cardiff experience. We continue to work in partnership with our students to enhance their educational experience.
Student Voice is the opportunity for students to express their opinions and be partners in the decision-making of the University regarding the planning, implementation and evaluation of their educational experience.
Our approach to Student Voice has been developed in partnership with students based on the concept that there are opportunities to engage students at three levels:
Involvement Opportunities are provided for students to express individual opinion, perspectives, experiences, ideas and concerns. Students are consulted throughout their student lifecycle through a variety of University and national surveys. We also ask students to provide feedback through module evaluation questionnaires and provide feedback to their student reps. We continue to report back to students on the outcomes of actions taken as a result of their feedback.
Participation Opportunities are provided for students to take a more active role in a defined activity. The student representative system allows student reps to play an important role in the decision-making of the University using feedback from their students. Every year, a variety of student focus groups are conducted to inform current University policy.
Partnership Collaboration between the University/schools and students involving joint ownership and decision-making regarding developments to the Cardiff experience. We benefit greatly from our ongoing, close working partnership with our Students' Union and its Elected Officers. This work includes the development and implementation of our Fee Plan and our work this year on developing our Student Charter.
Working with students, this approach has culminated in the Student Voice Framework, an overall matrix of good practice which in turn will be used to guide future developments and projects on the student experience.