The student voice in academic quality
All students at De Montfort University (DMU) and our collaborative partners are given the opportunity, and encouraged, to provide feedback on their educational experience. The views of students both individually and collectively help to inform university quality management systems.
There are a number of ways for students to make their views known and offer feedback on modules and programmes. The university provides an inclusive environment for student engagement irrespective of location, mode of study, teaching delivery or discipline.
The Student Charter, jointly produced by students, DMU and De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) staff, articulates the commitment for listening and responding to the student voice: ‘give you the opportunities to represent students and the student voice and create change through democratic or representative structures at every level of the university’ (DMU); ‘take advantage of the various opportunities available to me in order to amplify the student voice, including participation or engagement with student representation and completing surveys and evaluations to enhance the student experience for myself and others’ (students); ‘will be an independent voice from the university, supporting you where needed’ (DSU). Find out more about the Student Charter here.
Students can also make their views known informally by visiting student advice centres, through discussions with tutors and by contacting the DSU.
Find out more about the student voice in academic quality
This section provides information on the initiatives and activities that support the student voice in academic quality processes. It includes: student representation; student involvement in quality assurance and enhancement processes; and student satisfaction surveys. Click on the left hand side navigation menu to access further information – to switch to a different section within the site, click on Department of Academic Quality.
Programme handbook guidance is also available which provides draft text on student feedback processes and representation systems, for inclusion in programme or faculty handbooks.