Here you can explore what opportunities are available for you to get involved in developing the student experience at the OU
Location: Online/Virtual Duration: One off Dedication: 1-3 hours
Students of the Faculty of Business and Law have an exciting opportunity to join a virtual Q&A with with Professor Devendra Kodwani, the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Business and Law at the OU. Now is your chance to ask the Faculty of Business and Law's Executive Dean your question. No question is too silly. If you are wondering about something, so are other students.
The event is being held on Tuesday 30 June with space for 125 students so book your free ticket now.
Joining Devendra are Matt Porterfield, Amy King and Mychelle Pride. Matt is the student elected OU Students Association Faculty Association Representative. Matt completed his Law Degree in the Faculty and is currently studying for an MSc in Finance. Amy is the Head of Student Support for the Faculty. She is responsible for ensuring you get the help you need when you contact Student Support. Mychelle is a Head of Student Experience and among other things is responsible for ensuring the Faculty hears what students think.
To find about more about Professor Devendra Kodwani and book your place, please click on the link below.
Location: Milton Keynes Duration: Year Long Dedication: On-going
The Open University Students Association is looking for student volunteers to form part of a team of Central Committee Representatives who play an important part in the Open University Governance structure and decision making.
As part of this role, you will make positive contributions at committees to enhance the OU teaching and learning experience for all current and future students.
You will act on behalf of the wider student body to prepare for and attend OU committee meetings you are appointed to.
You will read papers in advance of each meeting, raise items as and where appropriate and speak on matters affecting students.
To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply please follow the link below. Applications for the role close on the 6th July
Location: United Kingdom and online Duration: Year Long Dedication: On-going
The Office for Students, which is the regulator for Higher Education in England, is inviting students to apply to be members of their Student Panel. This is a great opportunity for Open University students, who can sometimes be forgotten when the focus is on students at ‘traditional’ universities. The student panel helps to shape developing policy and projects, and supports and challenges the OfS to ensure that student views are central. It is a great opportunity for students to be involved with policy and decision making in higher education in England.
This year, applications are particularly encouraged from:
• pre-entry students – for example, those studying GCSEs, A-levels, BTECs, Access to Higher Education qualifications and apprentices
• international students
• disabled students
• students studying at different types of higher education institutions, including further education colleges and conservatoires
• black, Asian and minority ethnic students, students of colour and students from traveller communities
• care experienced students
• LGBTQ+ students
• postgraduate research students.
Applications for the eight vacancies on the panel are open until 2200 on Sunday 21 June 2020.
Students will be asked to share their experiences and perspective to help shape and challenge the work of OFS from a student perspective. There are four student panel meetings and an additional training day per year. Panellists will also be asked to take part in additional opportunities throughout the year. The expected time commitment is approximately six to nine days per academic year and there is payment for the work involved.
To find out more about what’s involved and how to apply please visit https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/for-students/get-involved-in-our-work/apply-to-be-on-our-student-panel/.
Location: Online/Virtual Duration: One off Dedication: Less than 1 hour
A new online forum is now open at https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/forumng/view.php?id=22530 for nominating topics that you think would benefit from broad consultation between students and the University in 2020.
This forum is open to all students and replaces previous forums for nominating topics. There are a number of previously nominated topics that have been approved in principle and we hope to put together appropriate student consultation for these in the near future.
We really want to find out which areas of the student experience you think should be prioritised for getting student feedback in the coming year.
To hear about other opportunities for student involvement in OU activities, please sign up to our mailing list by completing the form at http://www3.open.ac.uk/forms/mailinglist/.
To find out more about what opportunities there are to take part in the OU's student consultative process, visit: http://www.open.ac.uk/students/consultation/volunteer.