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 that allow me to amplify the student voice, in order to enhance the student experience for myself and others’ (students); ‘will be an independent voice at the university, supporting you where needed’ (DSU).

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. To find out more about the work done by the Department of Academic Quality, visit our web pages

Programme handbook guidance is also available which provides draft text on student feedback processes and representation systems, for inclusion in programme or faculty handbooks.

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