School Action Day

School Action Day

Have your say!

Work together to create solutions

Discuss with your peers and staff

Give your feedback and make change


Your voice matters, your course matters


The School Action Day initiative was created to provide students and staff with a space to explore key ideas, issues and areas for improvement by developing solutions together, in a format that is suitable for each School/Department.

The session is inclusive to all staff and students in a School to give feedback on different themes for discussion and working in partnership with School/Course Reps, staff and peers to create positive actions from utilising the student voice.


The Engine Shed, our on-site SU venue.


  • To give all students a chance to voice their opinions and talk directly to staff and Reps in a comfortable, informal environment.
  • Work with staff to create solutions to enhance the learning experience
  • Foster and build a community with other students in an informal setting

But what do I and my School get out by attending a School Action Day?

Most Schools who have taken part in the initiative had separate areas for each theme, and gave students time to give feedback and thoughts on each one before creating “Action Plans” together in how these ideas could be implemented. Some example actions that have come from a School Action Day include:

  • Reviewing the organisation of the Blackboard page - including the clarity of Course Reps and how to contact them and Careers information such as upcoming workshops and placement opportunities
  • Standardised assessment marking rubric to make feedback more consistent across modules
  • Introducing a Buddy System
  • Introducing a Social Committee to increase social activities across the School and foster a community
  • Introducing a 10% participation mark to encourage participation in lectures/seminars, online forums and Student Engagement activities

Dates for 2019/20

College of Arts

Architecture & The Built Environment TBC
Design TBC
English & Journalism 15th January 2020
Film & Media 27th February 2020
Fine & Performing Arts 12th March 2020
History & Heritage 12th February 2020


College of Science

Chemistry TBC
Computer Science 27th January 2020
Engineering 27th January 2020
Geography 1st April 2020
Life Sciences 10th February 2020
Maths & Physics 6th November 2019/22nd January 2020
Pharmacy 9th March 2020
Foundation Science 20th April 2020


College of Social Science

Education 21st February 2020
Health & Social Care 6th November 2019/24th June 2020
Law 30th March 2020
Psychology 19th February 2020
Social & Political Sciences 12th February 2020
Sport & Exercise Sciences 4th March 2020


Lincoln International Business School

Accounting & Finance 19th February 2020
Marketing & Tourism TBC
People & Organisations 10th March 2020
Strategy & Enterprise 10th March 2020

Got any questions about your School Action Day? Speak the Academic Opportunities team via: [email protected].

Hear from those who have taken part in a School Action Day before!