Passionate about improving outcomes for all students?

Posted on 18 October 2019

Get paid to represent student experiences, needs and perspectives so that, together, we can develop the Access and Participation Plan.

Apply to become a member of the University's Access and Participation Student Expert Panel.

Application deadline:
Monday 4 November 2019

Role and responsibilities

The Panel’s main responsibilities are:

  • To provide student insight to both the Access and Participation Monitoring and Evaluation Group (APMEG) and the Access and Participation Steering Group (APSG) to ensure that student interests are considered at all stages and in all discussions and decisions.
  • To engage with representative groups (e.g. YUSU Networks and Officers) and bodies and to have an overview of the wider sector, so that Panel members are able to provide insight and perspectives beyond their own personal experience.
  • To contribute to the development and achievement of the University’s Access and Participation Plan by:
    • Reviewing and challenging suggested interventions, measures, budgets and monitoring arrangements.
    • Developing proposals for student-led projects, including appropriate evaluation.
    • Monitoring and evaluating the impact and effectiveness of interventions and measures under the University’s Access and Participation Plan.
    • Ensuring that the Access and Participation Plan is appropriately aligned to the lived experiences of the University of York’s students.
    • Maintaining an overview of internal and sector-level statistical data.
  • To respond to relevant consultations as appropriate.
  • To provide reports to the APSG in a timely manner, as agreed.

Selection criteria

Student Expert Panel member job description (PDF , 180kb)

Time commitment

The expected time commitment is a maximum of 6-10 hours per term.

Fees and expenses

Panel members will be paid £8.37 per hour. Reasonable travel expenses and subsistence will be reimbursed in line with the University of York’s travel and subsistence policy.

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from all current students, no matter how you are studying, whether you live on or off campus, your stage of study and regardless of previous experience. We are particularly keen to hear from students from lower income/socioeconomic status groups, those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups, mature students and students with disability status. If you have experience of living in care or have been estranged from your family, we would also particularly welcome an application from you.

Application deadline: Monday 4 November 2019

Interviews for this role will take place on Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 November 2019.

Apply now

Complete the online application form

Email Michelle Hughes m.hughes@york.ac.uk or Stuart Bottomley stuart.bottomley@york.ac.uk if you have any queries.