Students as Co-Creators
A core part of our partnership work at Westminster is the Student as Co-Creators Programme. This initiative provides opportunities and resources for students and staff to work together on research projects and enhance learning and teaching at the University of Westminster.
The Students as Co-Creators Programme gives students an opportunity to share their perspectives and ideas, shape their learning experiences, build networks and develop skills in team-working, leadership, communication, research, giving presentations, and managing projects and budgets. These experiences support students’ academic careers while also helping them gain important skills to enhance their employability.
The Students as Co-Creators programme has three distinct strands:
- Learning and Teaching Research Collaborations: Student and staff teams propose research to enhance the learning & teaching environment.
- Disciplinary Research Collaborations: Student and staff teams propose research within a specific discipline (or across disciplines).
- Curriculum Design Collaborations: Staff propose to develop an aspect of their course or module in partnership with students.
Westminster student participants have taken advantage of many opportunities to showcase their work on the Students as Co-Creators Programme, both internally and externally. The student partnership blog documents some of these experiences.