Student Belonging Good Practice Guide
This Student Belonging Good Practice Guide offers a toolkit and a conversation starter for anyone working in higher education who is thinking about embarking on a student belonging project. As well as sharing hints and tips, it draws upon student belonging insights via case studies, an extended literature review and student voice.
We aim to provide those of you working within student partnerships or with a professional interest in student engagement easy access to key definitions and debates in the field of student belonging. As this guide provides a shorthand to the contexts of student belonging, we anticipate readers may wish to use the ideas presented here during your curriculum planning or project setting phase, to ensure student voice, orientation and partnership working are at the core of your academic lifecycles and institutional activity preparations.
We hope this guide will help you to facilitate communication, influence policy and encourage focus and investment in student engagement in your institution. We believe in being inclusive so much of what you read in the guide will describe student belonging and engagement through this lens.
The guide is edited by Conor Naughton, Claire Garden and Nicola Watchman Smith.