RAISE Committee Vacancies Reopened for Nomination 

Are you interested in joining the leadership committee for the largest global network for Student Engagement?  


We are delighted to reopen the call for self-nominations for the RAISE Committee Member Vacancies below.  The RAISE committee will co-opt these positions for this academic year 2021/22. The roles will be reopened for nomination at the next election, which will be held at our annual conference 7-8th September 2022. 

The RAISE Committee is responsible for the management and oversight of all RAISE activities including the annual conference, Special Interest Groups, reading groups and collaborating with other sector organisations to advance student engagement.  

Successful applicants will be expected to attend the following committee meetings/conference:  

  • 8th November 2021, 10-1pm (online)  

  • 10th -11th January 2022, possible residential (in-person) -- venue TBC 

  • 4th April 2022, 1-4pm (in person/hybrid?)  

  • 20th June 2022, 1-4pm (in person?) 

  • 7-8th September 2022 (in Lincoln)  

Meetings may be held in person or by electronic means (including MS Teams or e-mail), but at least two meetings a year will be held in person (pandemics allowing!) and one may be held at the same time as the AGM during the annual conference. RAISE will cover the travel expenses and conference fee for student committee members.  


Applicants should be aware that the RAISE Committee and positions operate on a voluntary basis and successful applicants will be expected to commit approximately 100 hours a year. 


The RAISE Committee would benefit from a diversity of backgrounds, both in person and in profession. In particular we welcome nominations from those from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds as they are currently under-represented on the committee. 

Co-option process and key information

If candidates meet the above criteria and wish to submit a self-nomination, they must complete and submit the online nomination form by 5pm (GMT) on Friday 24 September. The nominees and their statements will be viewed by the RAISE committee who will co-opt a member into the role.

Schedule of election process

- 3 September 2021: Nominations open online - 24 September 2021: Deadline for nominations (5pm GMT) - w/c 4 October 2021: RAISE Committee meet to co-opt positions. Successful candidates to be informed of the outcome

Contact details

If you have any further questions, please email the RAISE Secretary, Jill LeBihan (j.lebihan@shu.ac.uk)


Founded in 2010, RAISE is an independent, not-for-profit network for staff and students to debate, research and share practices relating to Student Engagement.

We aim to act as a hub and network for all those in Higher Education with an interest in Student Engagement.

We meet regularly in Special Interest Groups, host the Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal and hold activities such as reading groups. We also host a major international conference each September.
We are excited to welcome new members to our committee at a time where student engagement remains a topical, ever-evolving theme in higher education, with an increased focus due to continuous higher education policy developments and the global pandemic.

How to nominate yourself for this fantastic opportunity

Complete the nomination form online, which involves an expression of interest (500 words maximum) outlining: - Your interest in Student Engagement - Why you would like to join the RAISE committee - Why you would like to nominate yourself for the role - Any relevant experience Deadline for submitting your nomination is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 24 September 2021.

Positions available for election

The below positions are reopening for nomination as we received no applications in the recent election. The RAISE committee will co-opt these positions for this academic year 2021/22.
These roles will reopen for nomination in the 2022 Committee Elections. Communications Officer - Working closely with the Marketing Officer to develop and implement the communications strategy and seek opportunities to disseminate RAISE activities to the wider sector. - Responsible for creating communications content on behalf of RAISE, tracking analytics and maintaining digital archives. - Responsible for co-ordinating the RAISE JISCmail, Advance HE Connect and Reading Group communications. - Be aware of other events, activities and campaigns hosted by other Higher Education organisations. - Delivering a report on Communications activities to the AGM Student Committee Members (x2) - Contributing to the Committee through advice and assisting the Officers in the execution of their responsibilities. - Supporting the Student Officer for student-specific engagement strategies, events and initiatives run by the RAISE network. - Facilitating student events at the RAISE Conference and other events throughout the year.

Eligibility to nominate

The above vacancies are open to any member of the RAISE network who is currently a staff member, associated practitioner or student in the Higher Education Sector, national and international, who is working and/or interested in researching and promoting student engagement. Anyone who is signed up to the RAISE Jiscmail is considered a member of RAISE.