Drawing on scholarship as well as established practice, A Handbook for Student Engagement in Higher Education is a sector-leading volume that unpacks the concept of student engagement. It provides ideas and examples alongside compelling theory- and research-based evidence to offer a thorough and innovative exploration of how students and staff can work together to genuinely transform the higher education learning experience.

Providing readers with evidence from successfully embedded schemes, the book uses case studies and practical, workable examples from a variety of international institutions. With the insight of world-leading contributors, it showcases what good practice looks like in higher education institutions across the globe. Simultaneously collating a wealth of contemporary research, this book creates vivid connections between theories and student engagement in higher education, with chapter topics including:

  • Creating relationships between students, staff and universities
  • Offering non-traditional students extracurricular opportunities
  • Taking a students-as-partners approach
  • Critically reflecting on identities, particularities and relationships
  • The future of student engagement.

In a fast-developing and significantly shifting area, this book is essential reading for higher education managers and those working directly in the field of student engagement.

part I|96 pages

Introduction to student engagement in higher education

chapter Chapter 1|24 pages

An introduction to student engagement in higher education

ByTom Lowe, Yassein El Hakim

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Creating relationships between students, staff and universities for student engagement in educational developments

ByYassein El Hakim, Camille Kandiko Howson, Rebecca Freeman

chapter Chapter 3|7 pages

“I am a part of the university”

Why universities offering non-traditional students extracurricular opportunities leads to higher levels of student engagement: a mature student’s perspective
ByGary Donaldson

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Theory and principles underpinning ‘students engaged in educational developments’

SEEDs for the future
ByYassein El Hakim, Tom Lowe

chapter Chapter 5|17 pages

The changing nature and importance of student representation

ByAlex Bols

chapter Chapter 6|14 pages

Student engagement in evaluation

Expanding perspectives and ownership
ByCatherine Bovill, Cherie Woolmer

part II|58 pages

International perspectives of theory into practice

chapter Chapter 7|11 pages

Student engagement through classroom-focused pedagogical partnership

A model and outcomes from the United States
ByAlison Cook-Sather

chapter Chapter 8|15 pages

From the ‘micro’ to the ‘mega’

Toward a multi-level approach to supporting and assessing student–staff partnership
ByElizabeth Marquis, Christine Black, Rachel Guitman, Mick Healey, Cherie Woolmer

chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

Going beyond student voice through meta-level education transformation

ByAdam Fletcher

part III|90 pages

Models of student engagement in practice

chapter Chapter 12|7 pages

Trust me, working alone is challenging

What are the benefits of working in partnership in higher education?
ByKiu Sum

chapter Chapter 14|10 pages

On the origin of Student Fellows

Reflections on the evolution of partnership from theory to practice
ByCassie Lowe, Stuart Sims

chapter Chapter 15|11 pages

Empowering students as champions in technology enhanced learning (TEL) to improve digital literacies

ByFiona Harvey, James Anderson

chapter Chapter 16|11 pages

Empowering students to enhance education at their university

ByJenny Marie

chapter Chapter 17|11 pages

Students as partners and peer coaches in student engagement

Themes from PASS scheme biographies
ByDigby Warren, Wilko Luebsen

chapter Chapter 18|13 pages

Student partners as digital change agents

ByClare Killen, Sarah Knight

chapter Chapter 19|12 pages

Scholarship as student engagement in college higher education

ByJohn Lea, Rhonda Lobb, Jac Cattaneo, Jenny Lawrence

part IV|53 pages

The future of student engagement

chapter Chapter 20|8 pages

Who defines success in higher education?

A student perspective on the future of student engagement
ByMadeleine Pownall

chapter Chapter 21|12 pages

From then to now in student engagement

An academic’s perspective
ByColin Bryson

chapter Chapter 22|18 pages

Higher education institutions and policy makers

The future of student engagement
ByTom Lowe, Alex Bols

chapter Chapter 23|13 pages

Student engagement for educational developments (SEED)

ByYassein El Hakim, Allan Goody