Student-led project


We work with students and staff from across the Scottish higher education sector to deliver a student-led project in each year of the Enhancement Theme. A Steering Group, which has a student chair and involves input from a range of staff and students as well as sparqs, provide direction for the project. Each project aims to develop policy, practice, resources and networks around common issues and areas of interest.


Responding to the student voice: communicating impact


To support this project, we asked Scottish institutions to tell us about the methods that they currently use to communicate the impact of the student voice. In April 2018, we held a Student Voice Think Tank event to learn about the different approaches and share ideas. The event also provided colleagues with an opportunity to:

  • to identify a set of key principles
  • explore the range of evidence that supports student learning and teaching
  • consider future needs in this area and plans to meet those needs
  • consider how technology could support those needs.

This well attended event included staff and students from 18 Scottish HEIs, and guests from the University of Greenwich, Sheffield Hallam University, Unitu, and sparqs. You can browse photos from the event on Flickr and view the event materials below.



Event resources


Capturing and responding to student voices

Publication Date: 04 Sep 2018

This presentation by Liz Austen was delivered at the Student Voice Think Tank event held in Glasgow in April 2018. It relates to the student-led project, responding to the student voice: communicating the impact which is a strand of Evidence for Enhancement.

Document Details
Author: Sheffield Hallam University​
Format: PPTX
Size: 2928 KB

Work in progress: Celebrating enhancements at school and course levels

Publication Date: 04 Sep 2018

This presentation was delivered at the Student Voice Think Tank event held in Glasgow in April 2018. It relates to the student-led project, responding to the student voice: communicating the impact which is a strand of Evidence for Enhancement.

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Author: Robert Gordon University
Format: PPTX
Size: 7471 KB

The student voice: Developing principles of practice

Publication Date: 04 Sep 2018

This QAA Scotland presentation was delivered at the Student Voice Think Tank event held in Glasgow in April 2018. It relates to the student-led project, responding to the student voice: communicating the impact which is a strand of Evidence for Enhancement.

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Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 756 KB

Using partnership to look beyond closing the feedback loop

Publication Date: 04 Sep 2018

sparqs delivered this presentation at the Student Voice Think Tank event held in Glasgow in April 2018. It relates to the student-led project, responding to the student voice: communicating the impact which is a strand of Evidence for Enhancement.

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Author: sparqs
Format: PPTX
Size: 229 KB

Drawing - Capturing and responding to student voices

Publication Date: 04 Sep 2018

This drawing is a visual note of the Liz Austen (Sheffield Hallam University) presentation - Capturing and responding to student voices: Exploring innovative alternatives. This presentation took place at the Student Voice Think Tank event, held in Glasgow on 26 April 2018. It relates to the student-led project, responding to the student voice: communicating the impact which is a strand of Evidence for Enhancement.

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Author: Edinburgh Napier University
Format: PDF
Size: 61 KB

Nothing ever gets done: Demonstrating the impact of the student voice

Publication Date: 04 Sep 2018

The University of Stirling Students’ Union delivered this presentation at the Student Voice Think Tank event held in Glasgow in April 2018. It relates to the student-led project, responding to the student voice: communicating the impact which is a strand of Evidence for Enhancement.

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Author: University of Stirling Students’ Union
Format: PPTX
Size: 537 KB

The student Voice: Bright spots exercise worksheet

Publication Date: 04 Sep 2018

This QAA Scotland activity was used to stimulate discussions at the Student Voice Think Tank event held in Glasgow in April 2018. It relates to the student-led project, responding to the student voice: communicating the impact which is a strand of Evidence for Enhancement.

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Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 74 KB

Engaging the student voice and closing the student feedback loop with techonology

Publication Date: 04 Sep 2018

This presentation by University of Greenwich and Unitu was delivered at the Student Voice Think Tank event held in Glasgow in April 2018. It relates to the student-led project, responding to the student voice: communicating the impact which is a strand of Evidence for Enhancement.

Document Details
Author: University of Greenwich and Unitu
Format: PPTX
Size: 4632 KB

International scan of practice


An international scan of current practice is already underway, looking at the way institutions communicate actions taken in response to student views. We will publish a report on our findings soon.