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We don't foresee there being an interview but depending on the volume of applications we receive we may do really brief informal ones.
There could certainly be overlaps in the duties and responsibilities of a student panellist with that of an SSLC. The difference lies solely in the scope or the breadth of the work you will be reviewing. As an SSLC, one collects feedback from peers in their course and takes it to the department. Student panellists will be review the work of a department as a whole and within the context of the Evaluation Framework of the ITLR rather than in silos of course-specific nuances.
Nope! Student panellists do not have to know anything about how the department works or have any prior review panel experience. Training will be provided as part of the appointment. We do not expect student panellists to know it all. All we need is for them to bring their lived experiences and passions as a student to the table. Their job is to represent the student voice.
The ITLR is different from the NSS in that the ITLR is a university operated review of departmental teaching and learning strategies, while the NSS is a national survey for finalist students to reflect on their university experience overall. The ITLR focuses primarily on teaching quality and how we can enhance it across departments and professional services, while the NSS encompasses a broader range of experiential topics. Unlike the NSS, the involvement in the ITLR is open to all students, not just finalists. Both are great opportunities for sharing your perspective and getting your voice heard.
If an unforeseen mitigating circumstance arises, please contact Katie Berlin as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.
The Teaching Excellence Group (TEG) is an annual departmental review that was put in place to provide quality review in the four years between ITLR reviews. As such, departments won’t be undertaking a TEG meeting this year, instead solely focusing on ITLR.
The latest we'd be accepting applications would be 31st October.
- This is a paid role and a unique addition to your CV!
- Student panellists will receive credit towards the new Warwick Award, which makes for a great addition to the HEAR statement. Employers often seek graduates who have demonstrated excellence in spheres beyond academics.
- This is a great networking opportunity. Panellists will work with a range of staff and students from across the University. We’ll be setting up a Teams site for students involved to connect and share their experiences too.
- Student panellists will gain practical experience working on review panels, which could position them for similar opportunities, such as being a student panellist for the UK Office for Students (OfS).
- If students are interested in working in higher education after university, this is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the operations of university departments and central administration.
- Student panellists receive training for the role, which will include specific preparation for the role, along with the opportunity to hone communication and personal leadership skills.
If unforeseen circumstances come up and you can no longer fulfill your role, please let Katie Berlin know as soon as possible. We are assigning a pool of alternate reviews who can take over the rest of the review in your absence. Please note that if an alternate does step in for you, compensation will be proportionally split amongst the two panellists.
The ITLR is meant to be a collegiate and collaborative experience, and as such, we expect all panel members, departments, and focus groups to act respectfully and professionally. If you ever feel nervous or uncomfortable, please do not hesitate to reach out to your review panel Chair or Katie Berlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Anyone! ITLR seeks to represent Warwick’s diverse student body. Thus, all backgrounds, ages, and courses are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes part-time, mature, international, and degree apprenticeship students.
- This role is fully accessible. Please reach out to Katie Berlin, Student Engagement Officer with Education Policy and Quality via email at Katie.Berlin@warwick.ac.uk or book a slot to speak to her on Teams, if you’d like to have a further discussion about accessibility needs.
Nope! If you're a student panellist, you'll be reviewing a department that is not your own. If your department asks you to be a student review lead, then you may be contributing to your own department's review (rather than reviewing it yourself!).
If you ever feel intimidated or worried, contact the ITLR Student Co-Creation Officers, Nikita Asnani or Tony Thomas Kurisinkal, or Katie Berlin, Student Engagement Officer in Education Quality and Policy, for support.