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NUS launches new online Learner Rep Hub

Monday 08-12-2014 - 15:13

At NUS’ recent FEstival event, we launched our new online Learner Rep Hub in association with the Education Training Foundation (ETF).

This new site is designed to offer learner representatives, learner voice practitioners and others the chance to share resources, ideas and best practice throughout the Further Education sector. The site is designed to reflect the journey of a learner representative, making it easier to share and search for relevant information. The resources on the Hub are split into three different sections: Engage, Develop, Impact. Within these sections you will find resources to help you ensure that learners are inspired, empowered, valued and that they are able to find and use their voice.

The introductory animations within each part of the site, featuring the ‘Hub Bugs’, offer an overview of each area, allowing you to focus your searches on relevant materials. By ‘hitting the heart’, users are also able to recommend resources to others with the most popular resources being featured in a separate section of the Hub to make them easier to find.

NUS hopes that the Learner Rep Hub will support the excellent work that students’ unions and colleges already do in engaging and developing their learner reps whilst helping them to measure their impact they have whilst in their role.

To be a success, the site will needs the support of the sector – students, student representatives, learner voice practitioners and others. We need you to get registered and share the resources that you use. We’ve already populated the site with resources, briefings and case studies that we know have been useful to people in the past but now we hope that you will help us increase the amount of content on the site. By sharing resources and best practice across the sector we believe that this site can make a huge different in supporting and developing learner representatives for years to come.

As part of the launch of the Learner Rep Hub, live animators attended our FEstival event to capture the thoughts of delegates on what learner voice meant to them. A snapshot of their finished artwork is displayed above (click here to enlarge).

To find out more about the Learner Rep Hub, please visit www.thelearnerhub.co.uk. You can also follow the Hub Bugs on Twitter @LearnerRepHub. If you have any questions or queries please email Daniel.Baxter@nus.org.uk

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