All courses at the University are reviewed by an official validation panel before they can be taught. Each of these validation panels are made up of relevant staff and a Student Reviewer. You will review and discuss the structure, content of modules, and types of assessments on these courses. By using your experience as a student, you will help ensure that all courses at Lincoln are student-friendly and the best they can be. This will ultimately impact on the quality of your education and the education of those who proceed you.
You will receive full training for the role, including awareness of the quality assurance process, University structure, and more! Once trained, you join a network of other trained students and will be notified throughout the year of upcoming vacancies. You decide which panels you want to be a part of, so it's flexible around you! On average, Student Reviewers sit on 3 panels per year.
This opportunity is open to all students - so there's nothing stopping you...
Becoming a Student Reviewer will provide you with a whole host of employability skills, helping to make you 'WorkReady'.
Profesionalism - you are taken seriously in this important role, working with a variety of staff
Broader knowledge of different courses - learn first-hand about different courses from across the whole University and how they all learn in different ways. This may inspire your future career path!
Confidentiality - you will be privy to some of what goes on 'behind-the-scenes' and trained to respect such procedures
Time management - you decide how much you want to be involved by fitting the scheme around your other commitments
Reflection - see how you are making a real difference and take that back to your own course
Confidence - feel proud that your voice is heard
Each and every panel is managed by one of the team in the Office of Quality, Standards & Partnerships department. They will be your first point of contact and can also put you in touch with whichever member of staff is chairing the interview panel. During your first assigned panel, a member of the Office of Quality, Standards & Partnerships will offer one-to-one support, and will be in the room as a member of the panel themselves - so will walk you through the process and be there to answer any questions you have.
"I felt like a valued voice on the panel and I have a lot more insight into how the University works. It was reassuring to see how many processes courses go through to make sure that they are the best they can be and offer as many opportunities for us as they possibly can.
"Everyone was very helpful in making sure I had the information I needed to go into the panel confidently and it is a great way to develop public speaking and professional skills. It will be good to have on my CV to show that I have been active at Uni.
"Don't put any pressure on it and just go in with the willingness to help. You will be asked questions about your experiences and just answer them honestly - tell them what is good or bad from a student perspective to really make things better for students who may end up on the course."
Arden, 2nd Year Chemistry