Engaging Student Voices in Higher Education

Diverse Perspectives and Expectations in Partnership

  • Simon Lygo-Baker
  • Ian M. Kinchin
  • Naomi E. Winstone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Simon Lygo-Baker, Ian M. Kinchin, Naomi E. Winstone
    Pages 1-15
  3. Engaging with Diverse Student Voices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Kathryn A. Sutherland, Isabella Lenihan-Ikin, Charlotte Rushforth
      Pages 37-54
    3. Anesa Hosein, Namrata Rao
      Pages 71-87
    4. Marion Heron, David M. Palfreyman
      Pages 89-105
  4. From Voice to Voices: Engaging Student Voices Beyond Metrics

  5. Engaging Student Voices Across the Higher Education Experience

  6. The Influence of Student Voices on Academic Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Simon Lygo-Baker
      Pages 245-259
    3. Ian M. Kinchin, Camille B. Kandiko Howson
      Pages 279-295
    4. Karen Gravett, Emma Medland, Naomi E. Winstone
      Pages 297-313
    5. Simon Lygo-Baker, Ian M. Kinchin, Naomi E. Winstone
      Pages 315-325
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 327-332

About this book


This book examines the importance of exploring the varied and diverse perspectives of student experiences. In both academic institutions and everyday discourse, the notion of the ‘student voice’ is an ever-present reminder of the importance placed upon the student experience in Higher Education: particularly in a context where the financial burden of undertaking a university education continues to grow. The editors and contributors explore how notions of the ‘student voice’ as a single, monolithic entity may in fact obscure divergence in the experiences of students. Placing so much emphasis on the ‘student voice’ may lead educators and policy makers to miss important messages communicated – or consciously uncommunicated – through student actions. This book also explores ways of working in partnership with students to develop their own experiences. It is sure to be of interest and value to scholars of the student experience and its inherent diversity.


National Student Survey NSS Student voice in Higher Education Student perspectives Staff student Partnership Technology-Enhanced Learning Employability Student as Consumer

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Lygo-Baker
    • 1
  • Ian M. Kinchin
    • 2
  • Naomi E. Winstone
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Higher EducationUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Higher EducationUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK
  3. 3.Department of Higher EducationUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20823-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20824-0
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