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UCA Student Experience Conference 2013

UCA Student Experience Conference 2013

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Published by Jonathan Pearmain
Notes on the UCA Student Experience Conference 2013.
Notes on the UCA Student Experience Conference 2013.

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Published by: Jonathan Pearmain on Feb 24, 2013
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UCA
 
Student Experience Conference
2013
By Jonathan Pearmain
 
O
n Thursday I attended UCA’s StudentExperience Conference in London.It was a fascinating day aimed at creatingdiscussion between students and staff inhow UCA needs to move forward overthe coming years.The two key topics of the day were:
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Student Engagment
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Students as PartnersWhat does ‘Student Engagement’mean? It means taking on boardstudent’s feedback, increasing studentrepresentation, liasons between staffand students, and tutor/staff open doorpolicies.A key element here is studentreprestation, and Course Reps werealso a key part of the conference - withthe Student Union continuing its drive toimprove the role. It was highlighted thatadequate student representation means:an awareness of the role, nominationsand elections, training, undertaking therole, monitoring. This would be talkedabout later in the conference.It was interersting to note that from theNational Student Survey, students in Art& Design and the Performing Arts werethe most likely to respond positively to‘Students as Partners’.
Student Experience Conference - 21/02/2013
 
The demonstration showed the app to bedesigned brilliantly; simple, streamlined,and intuitive.The app is currently going throughrevisions, having be through a verysucessful testing phase and is hoping tobe release mid March.
UCA Mobile Applicaon
I
 was initially highly skeptical upon hearingabout the UCA App, thinking it anothergimmick we really don’t need. However,lo and behold, after the demonstration I was absolutely blown away.Created in collaboration with students,
theUCAAppfulllsthefollowingneeds,identiedbystudents:•
Access to learning materials
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Access to UCA Email
•
Library: Browsing, Reservations andAccount reviewing
•
Check PC Availability
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Emergency Help Guide
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Pocket Guide: Useful academic andgeneral information
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Print Credit: Add to, and view recenttransactions
•
News and Events
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Campus Maps
•
Food & Drink, both on-site and locally

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