National Student Engagement Program text
The National Student Engagement Programme is a collaborative initiative under development by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), the Higher Education Authority (HEA), and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

The objective of the programme is to:

  • develop student capabilities to engage in quality assurance and quality enhancement with higher education institutions;
  • support institutions in facilitating meaningful engagement with students;
  • strengthen the value of student engagement;
  • develop and implement tools and resources to build effective engagement practice; and
  • systematically improve student engagement across all higher education institutions.

There are two key strands of work involved in the national programme which are as follows:

  1.  A National Student Training Programme: Working with pilot institutions to develop the materials, processes and support requirements to deliver a common student representative training programme that will inform the implementation of a comprehensive student training programme at a national level.
  2. Developing Institutional Capacity: Working with pilot institutions to help them assess their current student engagement activities and to identify areas for enhancement towards improved practice.

Full details can be found here.

Irish Survey of Student Engagement
The Irish Survey of Student Engagement is managed as a collaborative partnership by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the Irish Universities Association (IUA), the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

The survey asks students about their experiences of higher education and is open to first year, final year undergraduate, and taught postgraduate students.

Full details can be found at Student Survey.