Student Panel Advisers bring the student perspective to the University re-validation process. Being a Student Panel Adviser will provide you with a unique opportunity to be directly involved in the enhancement of courses at Westminster.

By representing the student voice in the re-validation process, you will be playing a part in making sure the academic experience of the student body is continually improving, as well as developing your own employability skills.

Student Panel Advisers will receive a standard fee in recognition of their contribution to the re-validation process.

The role

More information on the role – including a full list of the responsibilities and expectations of Student Panel Advisers – is included in the Guidance for Applicants document available to download below, but the main things you will be expected to do are to:

  • Attend an initial briefing with staff from the University’s Quality and Standards Office and UWSU to learn more about the role and the re-validation process, and ask any questions you might have
  • Complete the online training module to prepare you for the role and the work involved
  • Once allocated to a re-validation panel – read the re-validation documents and identify any particular questions, issues or concerns that you wish to raise at the panel meeting
  • Attend the panel meeting and actively contribute to the discussions with students, the course team, and the other panel members

Eligibility

Any University of Westminster student (not including students on courses at partner institutions) can be considered for the role of Student Panel Adviser providing you meet at least one of the criteria listed below:

  • Serve as a course representative
  • Serve as a representative on a College or University committee
  • Be involved with Students as Co-Creators

If you are currently serving as a course representative or as a representative on a College or University committee, you should be an active representative and – at a minimum – have attended a UWSU course representative training session.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the role of Student Panel Adviser, and meet the above criteria, please read the Guidance for Applicants document, and complete the application form and submit it to the Quality and Standards Office.

All completed application forms should be submitted to the Quality and Standards Office by email: [email protected]. If you have any queries about the application process or are unsure if you are eligible, please contact the same email address.

Student Panel Advisers will be selected by the Quality and Standards Office and the University of Westminster Students’ Union jointly and will normally serve for the duration of their studies.

Please note: In order to ensure compliance with the right to work regulations, all University of Westminster students are limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week employment (this includes volunteering) by the University.

If you are an overseas student studying in the UK on a Tier 4 visa you will need to take particular care to comply with the maximum number of hours you are permitted to work. Normally this is 20 hours per week during term time. If you have multiple employments, please ensure that the combined total of hours worked in any given week do not exceed the limit stated on your Tier 4 BRP card.

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