19th December 2007 11:32 am
31 January 2008
London The Abbey Community Centre,
Great Smith Street, London
The student juries are being run during January and February 2008 as part of the DIUS Student Listening Programme, an initiative designed to amplify the student voice in government.
We want to hear what you have to say about the student experience and how to make it better.
This is an opportunity to:
• share your views, concerns and ideas on any aspect of student life
• put your questions directly to expert speakers and policy makers
• have your say on the issues you would like to see addressed by the National Student Forum.
All jurors will be offered £75 for their time.
What is a student jury?
A student jury is a group of 15 – 20 current students who meet over the course of a single day to discuss issues which matter to them, hear evidence from expert speakers, and vote on what they think should be the top priorities for the future.
No special qualifications or background knowledge are required to become a juror. Juries are made up of “ordinary” students, from a range of backgrounds, institutions and subject areas.
Juries will sit between 11.00am and 4pm, and will discuss issues as a group and in smaller clusters. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and any reasonable childcare or access expenses will be reimbursed.
Who is eligible to take part?
We are keen to ensure that juries are reflective of the diversity of students in Higher Education. We are therefore keen to receive applications from all types of students regardless of age, background, subject area, or level of study. We would like to hear from undergraduates, post-graduates, full-time, part-time, students with disabilities etc.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in applying, please download the application form (click here to download), and return it to email@example.com as soon as possible. The form should only take a few minutes to complete.
An independent company (SHM Limited) will receive applications and select participants. Jurors will be selected on the basis of ensuring a good mix of backgrounds, institutions, ages, and areas of study, but within these criteria, will be chosen at random. We anticipate a high number of applications and will not necessarily be able to acknowledge each individual application.
However, we will contact those who are selected to participate in each jury approximately one week before the event and provide you with more details regarding the venue, timings etc.