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Students as Change Agents

Students as Change Agents

Students as Change Agents and Partners is the University’s philosophy and pathway for empowering students to actively improve the University experience for themselves and their peers. Every change suggested is explored and/or implemented through an individual project.

Students’ involvement in a Change Agents project can take different forms, but fundamentally students must take a leading role in the direction and management of a project. The project can make use of one or more students in a partnership-based role with other staff leaders, or students can be delegated or given control (as "agents of change") to lead the project by themselves.

Projects registered through Change Agents are supported to deliver effective and measurable change, and become part of a community of sharing practice in student-led enhancement. Students on registered projects, especially those working without staff partners, also receive help to structure their project, and support to access training to better develop and demonstrate their ability in a range of valuable personal skills such as leadership, teamwork and project management.

Any student-led or student-staff projects taking place across the University should be registered with us so we can support, recognise, and share the impact of this work. These pages and the programme handbook contain further information about getting started.