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Launch of new student engagement network

Staff and students are invited to get involved in a new network which aims to enhance student engagement in learning and teaching.

The Edinburgh Network: Growing Approaches to Genuine Engagement – or ENGAGE – aims to bring together those interested in creating meaningful interactions between students and staff, focused on learning, teaching and assessment.

Meetings will include sharing of ideas, research and practice, and offer space for discussion and collegial support.

Whether you are interested in enhancing student engagement in learning and teaching from the student or staff perspective, you are welcome to come along to engage meetings.

Upcoming events

At the first meeting ENGAGE will focus on a range of practical ways to enhance student engagement:

ENGAGE - The Launch: 10 Ways to enhance student engagement in learning and teaching

Dr Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, Institute for Academic Development
Tuesday 17 October 2017
12:30-14:00 (with lunch)
Room 1.26, Paterson’s Land
Book a place:


The second event will see Dr Meryl Kenny from the School of Social and Political Sciences talk about a course she has co-created with students:

ENGAGE: Student-staff co-creation of a course: Understanding Gender in the Contemporary World

Dr Meryl Kenny, Lecturer in Gender and Politics, Social and Political Sciences
Friday 17 November 2017
15:00-16:30 (with coffee/tea)
Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Book a place:

Future meetings

Further events are planned, and more information and booking links for these will be available in due course.

The network plans to hold events every 6-8 weeks. At all events there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion.

To be added to the ENGAGE mailing list, or if you have any questions about the network and events, please get in touch with or Rosie Bree

Related links

Institute for Academic Development