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The partners supporting the NStEP programme now seek applications for the post of Programme Manager on a fixed-term contract until 31 December 2021.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon, Tuesday 14 May 2019.


The National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP) was launched in 2016 to develop a national vision for enhancing and embedding student engagement within higher education. NStEP is a joint initiative of the Union of Students of Ireland (USI), the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (National Forum). NStEP develops and supports student engagement in Irish Higher Education Institutions. Student engagement is underpinned by the principle of “Student as Partner” with involvement in NStEP requiring a partnership between staff in higher education institutions (HEIs) and student representatives

To date, this national programme has brought together staff and students within their own contexts, with the aim of fostering a culture of meaningful engagement. NStEP provides space for collaboration and capacity building, for sharing ideas, and for creating best practice to elevate the student voice and to implement student/staff partnerships.

The value and impact of NStEP has been evident through institutional engagement with CINNTE institutional reviews, developing strategic plans, and evolving partnership at different levels of institutional decision making.

The national partnership of the National Forum, the HEA, QQI, and the USI aims to champion student partnership at the strategic level and embed meaningful student engagement in future sectoral developments. NStEP has given a platform for partnership between staff and students and for collaborations between institutions, students’ unions and national agencies to enhance the student experience. It offers:

  • High quality training to students through the development and implementation of a highly successful programme of Class Representative Training for undergraduate and postgraduate students. This empowers them to engage and support institutions to develop their processes of listening and responding to the student voice, recognising that students need to be supported to engage in decision making, feedback and strategy development.
  • Institutional analysis to enable institutions to progress a culture of meaningful engagement.  NStEP has led 16 institutional analysis workshops in which senior leaders, staff, and students of Irish HEIs have come together to examine student engagement practice and experiences within their setting.
  • Identification and sharing of best practice approaches across a range of activities. Since its launch, the NStEP participants have come together to examine 5 significant thematic areas, through projects chaired jointly by HEI staff and students’ union representatives. The NStEP network, launched in 2017, provides a space for best practice approaches to be shared.

To Apply:

Download the NStEP Job Spec Released Application Form and follow the instructions in the document.

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