Student engagement at the University of Lincoln encapsulates a vast array of practice from across all academic schools and professional service departments. This work all helps to contribute to the key aim of ensuring our students are valued as equal members of the academic community.
The key element of the student engagement work is that which our academics and professional service staff are supporting and leading on locally within schools and departments.
This webpage is intended to help you navigate key elements of student engagement at the University of Lincoln, as well as easily access examples of good practice from within the institution.
About Student Engagement at Lincoln
We have a strong culture of student engagement at the University of Lincoln due to our history, with a particular acknowledgement to the following factors which have embedded student engagement practice in all areas of the institution:
- Mike Neary’s Student as Producer work set a precedent for institutions to challenge the rhetoric of Student as Consumer, and put Lincoln on the map with our focus on research-engaged teaching.
- We have a strong relationship with our Students’ Union which helps us work in partnership to enhance the student experience in meaningful ways.
- We were one of the first to introduce a specific, institution-wide Student Engagement Strategy (2012-16)* which publicised a top-down commitment to working with students as partners.
- We have a central Student Engagement Team which supports and promotes sharing of good practice and helps to promote a shared understanding of student engagement within the university. (hyperlink to key contacts page or similar)
- We have a number of funding and opportunities to support staff and students to collaborate.
- We run workshops to help develop further thinking around student engagement (link to events page). We can also run tailored workshops for specific school and departmental teams exploring student engagement in this area. Please get in touch if this is something you would be interested in.
*strategy no longer in use but can be accessed here: Student Engagement Strategy 2012-16
Below are some related projects run by the Digital Education team.