AMOSSHE - the student services organsiation has been awarded £73,000 from the HEFCE LGM fund towards a national project looking at the value and impact of student services.
The 15 month value and impact project (VIP) will generate a toolkit for HEIs to measure and benchmark their services. It will give student services professionals greater evidence about the value of their services, and improved mechanisms to evaluate and promote student services.
This summer, AMOSSHE reported the findings of the VIP literature review. They are now entering the pilot phase, where student services teams at Brighton University, the University of East London, University of Surrey, and the University of York will pilot tools for the project.
The Chair of AMOSSHE, Dr. Andrew West, FAUA, Director of Student Services at the University of Sheffield said:
“I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chair at a very exciting time for the organisation, as we embark on our national project focussed on the value and impact of student support services in the HE sector. The project has attracted considerable support and interest in the sector and I feel sure it will provide valuable tools for our members, and to help us improve services to students.”
NUS sits on the steering panel for this project, and hopes that it will provide a hugely beneficial springboard for students' unions also looking to evaluate the value and impact of their services.