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Senate Reference Group Member

Location: At home / Milton Keynes  Duration: Year Long  Dedication: More than 1 day

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The Senate is the academic authority of the University which, subject to the powers of the Council, is responsible for promoting the academic work of the University both in teaching and research. The Council has the ultimate authority, but it must respect the views of the Senate in academic matters.

The purpose of the Open University Students Association’s Senate Reference Group is to act in an advisory capacity to the student members of Senate and, to ensure that the student members of Senate have the benefit of a face to face forum in which they can draw on the diversity of circumstances, views and opinions of students.

Senate Reference Group volunteers play an important part in The Open University Governance structure and make positive contributions at the meetings that take place four times a year on campus in Milton Keynes. As an SRG Volunteer, you would need to be able to read complex papers in advance of each meeting and raise items as and where appropriate - and speak on matters affecting students and the Open University.

Closing date: Monday, 16th September at 12 noon

You will need to be available to spend up to five hours on campus approximately four times a year, with reasonable expenses paid. You will also need to access online discussion forums prior to each meeting.

To be successful in this role, you will be required to complete online training which will take approximately two hours and attend a day of face-to-face training on campus in Milton Keynes.

You can do approximately 25% of this role from home as you prepare for meetings. Attendance for the meetings will be required on campus in person.

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Become a Jisc Student Partner

Location: At home / online  Duration: Up to a week  Dedication: More than 1 day

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As a student, you are the expert in education because you are experiencing learning, teaching and research every day. Jisc would like to know what is important to you regarding the use of technology in education and research. They want to hear first-hand what digital skills you need for your future, how you want to learn and much more. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts. Your voice will feed into Jisc's business strategy and help them to make sure that future work provides technology-enhanced learning for the next generation of students.

This is an opportunity for you to develop and improve skills which will help you in your future career. Being a student partner will require up to five days of your time over the academic year - the more time you put in, the more we will all learn.

Applications will close on the 20 September 2019 and a shortlist of applicants will be invited to phone interviews which will take place soon after. You need to be a current student from September 2019-June 2020 and be over 18 on 1 September 2019.

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