What does ‘student voice’ mean to students and does anyone listen to it?
Session Time and Location
Fri, 8 Jun 2018
9:45am to 11:15am
‘Student voice’ continues to play an increasingly prominent role in higher education policy and debate. However, although ‘student voice’ has become crucial in contemporary higher education, this qualitative study answers important questions missing in literature. These include: what student voice means to the wider student body, what motivates them to express their voice, if they think they have a voice and if anyone listens to it. The paper will explore findings from a research project in which I draw upon data from focus group discussions with students and interviews with academic staff and senior academic leaders from four UK universities.