Student Success Project - Events Steward
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The Student Success Project is working to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed at Brunel University London. One way of measuring student success is by looking at the attainment of ‘good degrees’. An attainment gap is the difference in ‘good degrees’ – a first or 2:1 classification – awarded to different groups of students.
Research by the Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) in 2015 showed that across the UK, Black and Minority Ethic (BME) students are less likely to achieve top degrees compared to white students. This gap persists even once factors such as entry qualifications, socio-economic status and subject area are controlled for.
Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:
Brunel University London, in partnership with the Union of Brunel Students, is committed to removing any barries to success and supporting students; helping them to achieve their full potential. This will be realised through the development of existing initiatives and structures. The expectation is that our students will benefit from a clear, joined up approach - from pre-entry through to post-graduation support.
A number of opportunities will be available to students to provide feedback to ensure that the student voice is at the heart of the project.
The project going forward will focus on, but not be limited to, four key areas:
- Assessment and Curriculum
- Support and Sense of Belonging
- Experience in working with the public and then enhancement of communication skills and confidence.
- Good social skills and a smiley, friendly face
- Will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
- All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May