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Our Student Advisory Panels give you the opportunity to shape the future of our university services. You will be reviewing university-wide initiatives alongside your fellow panel members, to ensure our university remains inclusive to the needs of everyone.

About the role

The Panels have been in place for 4 years. During meetings, we discuss a wide range of topics from student retention to student life. The Panels are a key component to the successful delivery of our Access and Participation Plan. As a Student Advisory Panel member, you will be involved in focus-group style group meetings with other students, moderated by Student Success Officer Joanne McKenna.

The format of the Panels is relatively informal and friendly, to encourage open discussion and dialogue between staff and students. We meet in-person as a group twice a month for 2 hours. This discussion is led by Joanne, and Panel members provide input, reflecting on their lived experience to inform a variety of university wide policies, programmes, and initiatives.

Who are we recruiting?

We are recruiting Student Advisory Panel members who self-identify as being from one or more of the following student groups:

  • A mature student (aged 21+ on entry).
  • A Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student.
  • A care experienced or estranged student.
  • A disabled student (including those with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or a mental health condition).
  • Students who were eligible for free schools meals.
  • Students who did not study A Level qualifications, e.g. BTEC.
  • Students who are the first in their family to study at university.
A diverse group of students sit together on a wall on EHU's campus. They are smiling and laughing.

There will also be additional bespoke panels held with particular student groups to allow them to share their specific lived experiences.

All Panel opportunities will be shared via email. Places on panels are limited so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so ensure that you confirm your attendance as soon as possible. We aim to provide members the opportunity to attend a minimum of three panel meetings per academic year, though this is subject to demand.

If you wish to work for the University, you must have a current right to work check completed before you commence the mandatory training session. This is a legal requirement. Please seek to complete your right to work check at least 7 days prior to the training to avoid disappointment. Full guidance will be provided to you if you are successful in obtaining the role.

Panel members are paid for their time at the casual worker rate of £12.03 per hour.

How to apply

Please complete our expression of interest form. For informal enquires regarding this role, please contact Joanne McKenna via email. Following the closing date, we will contact you by email to let you know whether you have been shortlisted for a short interview which will take place the week commencing 13 May 2024.

If you’re successful at interview there is a mandatory face to face training session for panel members to attend their first panel. These will take place week commencing 14 October 2024. Further details on exact dates will be given upon confirmation of place.

Please note that applications will be assessed against the Person Specification, therefore, applicants should provide evidence of their ability to meet all criteria.

The closing date for this application is 30 April 2024 at 11.59pm.