1 . Student Voice
We recognise the importance and value of your voice and are committed to provide a wide variety of methods and means for you to meaningfully feedback on your experience and acting on what you say.
There are a variety of ways to get your voice heard, from official surveys, such as the National Student Survey, to activities and groups, like the Student Voice. We would love to hear from you and encourage you to get involved.
Find out about the ways in which you can get involved, through...
What your voice has achieved so far…
As a result of your feedback, we have made a number of changes and improvements, all designed to positively impact on the student experience.
We would love to hear your views, so you too can make a difference…
Annual Student Summit
Another way for you to feedback is through our annual student summit – it provides an opportunity for you to raise issues and make suggestions directly to staff – and it can make a real difference.
2 . GCU Community – working together in partnership
The student partnership agreement forms a contract between the university and all of our students including you.
GCU is a community where all of us, including you, are working as partners to deliver excellence in learning and an outstanding student experience. The GCU community – students, staff and the Students’ Association – are all responsible for making this partnership work.
We have created the Student Partnership Agreement around the four Principles which set out how we work together. They are based on the GCU Values (Responsibility; Creativity; Integrity; Confidence) and Students’ Association strategic priority areas (Partnership; Belonging; Empowerment; Innovation). Let’s look at each in more detail…
The University also commits to offering students a variety of ways to be active partners, including intern opportunities and peer mentoring schemes…
4 . Assessment and feedback
We are committed to improve our performance in giving you feedback, from the timescales it is provided in, to the variety of methods by which it is distributed – and will give clear guides on what you can expect in advance;
OUR 8 PRINCIPLES OF FEEDBACK
Emma Green, a lecturer from the School of Health and Life Sciences, won the award for Excellence in Feedback at GCU's 8th annual Teaching Awards for her work on providing excellent, student centered feedback.
We will increase our use of digital approaches to online submission, marking and feedback. By summer 2018, all student coursework will be submitted online unless the format does not allow it.
5 . The Common Good
GCU is the University for the Common Good. This ethos is a principle that is carried through everything we do, including our student experience.
We promise to work to embed the ‘common good’ into our student experience.
We are committed to creating students who are socially engaged and driven, with a passion to contribute to their local communities and wider world. And in doing so, you are enabled to not only transform your surroundings but also transform yourself in the process.