Capturing your views on improving student engagement

28 April 2021

four students sitting round a table working and discussing

The University is looking for a number of students willing to talk about their experiences of being engaged in their studies for a new publishing project.

As part of a new publishing venture, a department within Oxford Brookes - the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) - is creating a new e-zine, due to launch in July 2021. The e-zine is being developed as a staff-student partnership and one of the central feature articles will be based on a staff-student conversation on improving student engagement - the topic of the first edition.

OCSLD would like to hear from students who would be interested to take part in the conversation which will be used as the basis for the article. Staff are also being invited to take part. The conversation, which will be facilitated by two OCSLD colleagues, will invite attendees to think and talk about their experiences of either being engaged in their studies (for students) or being successful in engaging students (for staff). The session will be recorded to facilitate the writing of the article by OCSLD. You can choose if/how you would like to be acknowledged in the article.

How to take part

If you would be interested in attending, please take a minute to complete the sign-up form. The conversation will take place on Zoom on Wednesday 12 May, 2.00pm to 3.30pm. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend at this time, there is space to indicate your availability on the sign-up form. We will do our best to accommodate everybody who wishes to attend; however please be aware that this may not be possible due to space and scheduling constraints.

Other ways to contribute

If you don’t want to take part in the conversation but you’re interested in the topic of improving student engagement or finding out more about the e-zine, you can find our other ways you could contribute to our exciting new venture on the publish with us webpage of the OCSLD.

Please feel free to contact Kat Kwok, Educational Researcher for OCSLD, if you have any questions about this project.