Students play a crucial role in quality enhancement and assurance at GCU. You will be asked to provide regular feedback on your academic and student experience, for example through module evaluation questionnaires and student surveys. We work in close partnership with the Students’ Association to ensure that students are represented on programme, department, School and university decision-making bodies, and that the student voice is heard throughout the University.

Students are actively involved in all internal and external review processes. Whether a review is undertaken at programme, subject or university level, the student voice should be clearly articulated in any supporting documentation and during the event itself. Review panels will always aim to meet with groups of students to hear directly about your learning experience at GCU. There should also be, as far as possible, a student panel member involved in all internal reviews.

Find out more about being a participant or student panel member below.

Student Panel Members: Programme Approval and Review

Participation in Programme Approval or Review events as a student panel member is usually undertaken by an academic lead rep as an additional (paid) opportunity within their role. To find out more, please read this short briefing document‌.

The following handbook‌ has been produced for participating student panel members. It has been designed to supplement face-to-face briefing sessions and will provide all the information you need to be an effective member of a Programme Approval or Review panel.

Student Participants - Programme Review

When academic programmes at GCU are being reviewed, the panel aims to meet a group of current students and/or recent graduates to hear your views. If you have been invited to participate in a Programme Review event as a current student or recent graduate, you can find out more about what’s involved by reading this short information sheet

You may also be invited to contribute to, or comment on, the documentation produced by the academic team in advance of an event. This will be organised by your Programme Leader or programme team, and may be coordinated through the Student Staff Consultative Group or through dedicated focus groups/events. 

Student Panel Members: ELISR

Participation in Enhancement-Led Internal Subject Review (ELISR) events as a student panel member is usually undertaken by a Full Time Officer from the Students’ Association or a nominated lead student rep. To find out more please read this short briefing document.

The following handbook has been produced for participating student panel members. It has been designed to supplement face-to-face briefing sessions and will provide all the information you need to be an effective member of an ELISR panel.

Student Participants - ELISR

When subject areas (or Departments) at GCU are being reviewed, the panel aims to meet a group of current students and recent graduates to hear your views. If you have been invited to participate in an Enhancement-Led Internal Subject Review (ELISR) event as a current student or recent graduate, you can find out more about what’s involved by reading this short ‌information sheet.  

You may also be invited to contribute to, or comment on, the documentation produced by the academic team in advance of an event. This will be organised by your Programme Leader or programme team, and may be coordinated through the Student Staff Consultative Group or through dedicated focus groups/events.