Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Conference: Enabling students' voices to shape the curriculum

Conference: Enabling students' voices to shape the curriculum

 Thursday 14 May, Leeds Metropolitan University

This one day conference will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss how universities can meaningfully involve students in shaping the content and delivery of the curriculum. Contributing proactively both motivates students and enhances the curriculum. But how can we enable students to take an active role in the creation of the curriculum? And how can we encourage and equip staff to work cooperatively with students in the process?

Participants will be introduced to current work investigating the student voice in curriculum development; be able to share their own experiences in this area; can contribute relevant work in progress or tools and techniques to the  Try it out in 10 minutes! session; and will have opportunities to explore the potential of using the student voice in the development of the curriculum within their own contexts.

The day will include:

·     a presentation outlining issues and outcomes arising from the Hearing the Student Voice project investigating curriculum design and development

·     a keynote from Sally Brown, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Leeds Metropolitan University

·     parallel workshops and posters showcasing relevant activities at different institutions throughout the country

·     interactive opportunities for participants including a Try it out in 10 minutes! session and a plenary discussion session

·     a student voices panel.

For more information about the conference including the programme, venue details, how to contribute to the Try it out in 10 minutes! session and to register for the conference online, please visit the conference website at:

The event is being organised by the Hearing the Student Voice project, a collaborative project involving Edinburgh Napier University, Leeds Metropolitan University, Birmingham City University and the University of Westminster and funded by the Escalate subject centre. For further information about the project visit the Hearing the Student Voice website at


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