Student Experience

Convenor: Dr Matthew Cheeseman, University of Sheffield
Email: matt.cheeseman@shef.ac.uk
Convenor: Dr Camille Kandiko-Howson, King's College London
Email: camille.kandiko@kcl.ac.uk

The Student Experience Network brings together students, teachers, researchers and those working in various capacities of student life and support to find out what the two million full- and part-time undergraduate home students in UK higher education are learning in the widest sense of the word from their experiences within and beyond formally institutionalised study. The student experience encompasses all aspects of student life (academic, social, welfare and support) with the academic imperative at the heart of it.

We aim to provide a platform for the student voice, encouraging critical dialogue about students and higher education. We encourage ideas for events from members of the Network, presentations by students, professionals and academics and suggestions for how to engage those beyond the academy in the student experience.
We have partnered on events with: British Sociological Association's Researching Students Study, the National Union of Students and the Unite Group.

We are interested in exploring experiences of students and issues such as:

• Transition
• Accommodation and facilities
• Student learning
• Student development and transformation
• Equality and inequality
• Diversity and inclusion (including gender, socio-economic status, class, nationality, ethnic group, abilities and disabilities, religion, sexual orientation and issues of intersectionality)
• Specific student groups, such as post-graduate taught students; distance students; mature students
• Internationalisation and transnational education
• Marketisation and funding
• Student voice and representation
• Student engagement
• Surveys, evaluation and satisfaction
• Employability
 
The Network is coordinated by Dr Matthew Cheeseman of the University of Sheffield, and
Dr Camille B. Kandiko from the King's Learning Institute, King's College, London.

Upcoming Events +

09 June 2017
Exploring a sense of belonging’ and why it matters in higher education


Past Events +

28 June 2016
Engaging with Engagement Data: Education, Enhancement and Excellence

20 November 2015
International Students: Transition, Belonging & Support

20 March 2015
Black & Minority Ethnic Student Experience and Attainment Seminar

23 January 2015
Students and Politics

02 June 2014
Student Unions and the Changing Nature of Student Leadership in the UK

07 February 2014
Laddism and Higher Education

24 September 2013
Class Dismissed? On Habitus Transformation and Hidden Injuries of Successful Working-class University Students

17 May 2013
Transition In Theory And Practice

18 October 2012
Bricks, Bed & Higher Education: The Transformation of Student Accommodation in Britain

15 June 2012
Internationalisation and Marketisation of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Experience

23 February 2012
Students at the heart of a heartless system? - Shaping relationships in Higher Education

21 October 2011
What is the student experience?

24 November 2010
The Value of the Inexact, the relevance of Michael Polanyi to current debates in Higher Education

30 September 2010
New Activism or Old Politics? Sounding Student Reaction to HE’s Crisis

16 January 2009
20 Years of Schooling - Book Launch

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