Investigating Students as Partners
: Complexities Inherent in Learning and Teaching Relationships in Higher Education

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Contemporary higher education policy in England requires universities to involve undergraduate students as partners in decision-making at the institutional level and at the course level. Furthermore, seeking to engage students as partners in academic governance is stated as a criterion by which degree-awarding institutions are assessed by the Office for Students. Working in partnership with students is now measured by the quality mechanism of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and is included as a major agenda across other political narratives within higher education.
Date of AwardAug 2021
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton
SupervisorNadia Edmond (Supervisor) & Etienne Wenger-Trayner (Supervisor)

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