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Student Experience Shadowing Scheme

Help us gain insight to improve the student experience

We recognise there is no ‘perfect’ student experience that suits everyone, so we want to learn more about your student journey to ensure we have the broadest perspective and can shape our services to give you the best experience possible.

The Student Experience Shadowing Scheme aims to enable senior members of staff to gain an insight into student life. It has the potential to act as a vehicle for change through closer collaboration between professional service staff, academics and students.

How does shadowing work?

A typical shadowing experience will last for half a day or a full day. The Student Experience Team is responsible for pairing staff and students together and providing both parties with contact details.

You must then arrange a suitable date and time for the shadowing to take place. The best experience allows the staff member an insight into your life on campus as well as sitting in on a class.

We ask that you take some time at the end of the experience to discuss what you have both learnt throughout the day. Following the shadowing experience there is a short online form to complete.

This initiative will help build key skills such as communication and personal reflection. Students that take part in the scheme will also have the opportunity to shadow a member of staff for a day to gain an insight into working in a large organisation with many different professional departments.

This is your chance to find out what goes on behind the scenes to ensure you have the best student experience.

Information for staff

Staff who are interested in taking part in the scheme should access the  form on the ODTU page here (staff login required).

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