DATE: 19-09-2017

Publication of a new AEC handbook on how to increase student voice in HME institutions

The AEC Student Working Group (AEC SWG), active with the FULL SCORE project, is very happy to announce the launch of its handbook “Increasing student voice in Higher Music Education institutions. Tips and guidelines from the Student WG” a user-friendly guide for managers, students and staff members with concrete guidelines on how to enhance student representation in HME institutions.

In early 2016, the AEC SWG began researching different styles of Student Representation Systems (SRSs) throughout the AEC community, and approached institutions to ask what problems they faced and how they overcame them with the thought that their experience could help other institutions in similar circumstances. Thus, this handbook was born with a large focus on a Troubleshooting section and how students and institutions can work through these issues together using the experience of others, including good practice examples across Europe. The handbook also includes links to the following supporting documents: a student charter sample, a constitution template, a guide to effective meetings and a detailed guide to setting up a Student Council.

The AEC SWG continues to listen to and help out students and institutions willing to make changes to face their situation regarding student representation. Is your institution having problems with your student representation system (SRS)? Would you like to receive some advice from experienced colleagues on this particular topic? Would you like to share good practices at international level? Do not hesitate to contact the Student WG at aec.studentworkinggroup@gmail.com.