Student engagement

Name Will Page
Position Student Engagement Officer
Division Academic Services

Engaging students as Change Agents

As Student Engagement Officer, Will Page experiences first-hand the commitment and engagement of Exeter students in shaping and improving the University experience, particularly through the Students as Change Agents scheme.

The Students as Change Agents scheme enables positive changes to be made to teaching and learning at the University and encourages partnership between students and staff. As Will explains: "The University recognises that we get the best results from working hand in hand with our students. The Change Agents scheme allows students to create and run projects which have a positive impact on any part of their experience".

With projects in the past focussing on issues of employability, peer mentoring and sustainability, the scheme allows students to identify areas to develop and to then work collaboratively with others to research solutions to achieve the projects goals. As Will adds: "we take our students' dreams, and we help turn them into a reality".

Aim 1: Talented, Active, Engaged Students

To increase levels of student engagement with their academic studies

What students say:

  • “If you’ve got an idea, no matter how small or big it is, just go for it, because it’s fantastic to work for a University who are able to put that in place…it’s definitely worth pursuing it”.
  • “I think at the end of the day, there is opportunity out there, and if you have the drive, if you have the passion, the ideas…we have a fantastic Students’ Guild…[and] University…which allow you to live these ideas, and to make them come alive”.  

Additional resources

Engaging students

"...we take our students' dreams, and we help turn them into a reality".

Students as Change Agents

"Personally what I got out of my Change Agents project was..huge confidence in myself".