2016 Pilot

The National Student Engagement Programme Pilot rolled out the first Institutional Development Work Stream in National College of Ireland, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Waterford Institute of Technology and Cork Institute of Technology in 2016 and 2017.

The Analysis Workshop

Each institution completed an analysis workshop with staff and students from across the college and students’ union, facilitated by sparqs. The day long workshop began with two exercises  exploring student partnership. The first utilities the ‘Ladder of Citizen Participation’ published by Sherry Arnstein in 1969.

The second explores the relationship between a Students’ Union and an Institution using the Matrix developed by Peter Cadogan. You will find the full article here: Peter Cadogan Matrix

Participants then used materials developed for the Scottish Framework for Student Engagement to identify specific areas of focus for their institution for which strategies were developed.

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The strategies from all 5 institutions were anonymised and reviewed by the pilot working group to develop 5 National Projects for the areas important for all pilot institutions.