Co-creation and empowerment: pathways to better student engagement

Namvar, S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5571-368X, Greensmith, DJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6459-523X and Nirmalan, NJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9000-298X 2021, Co-creation and empowerment: pathways to better student engagement , Times Higher Education, THE Campus.

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Abstract

Progression and employability are at the forefront of current conversations in higher education, with much effort invested in developing complex interventions to improve graduate outcomes. Pedagogy research indicates that factors such as a sense of belonging, impostor syndrome and a meaningful connection to campus life are contributing factors to student success. Furthermore, student outcomes correlate closely with socio-economic status and demographic data. Across all disciplines, academic teams work tirelessly to “close the gap” created by social inequalities, but it remains to be determined where efforts are best placed. For instance, many universities offer access programmes to low-participating neighbourhoods, while other institutions place great effort on the BTEC and BAME attainment gaps. Here we share guidance on effective student engagement based on our anecdotal experience and propose co-creation with and empowerment of all students as a desirable alternative pathway to success.

Item Type: Other
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Publisher: Times Higher Education
Depositing User: S Namvar
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2022 13:19
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2022 13:19
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/63561

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