Faculty of Arts

Creating change

We think you are the experts when it comes to knowing what learning on your degree is like.

So we actively get you involved in giving feedback, suggesting change and implementing improvements.

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Student reps

Student reps work with the Students’ Union and our academics to get feedback from fellow students about issues and solutions. They work at various levels from individual courses to faculty-wide.

Current students: Find out who your rep is, how you can contact them and how you can become one.



Learning Community Forums (LCF)

Student reps from all year groups meet with academic staff each term to talk about what is going well and what could be improved. Your school or department also uses these meetings to gather students’ views on possible changes to the course, and work together on projects or events for your student community.

Current students: To find out about the latest issues raised, what's been done about them and how to get in touch with the LCF search  for "lcf" plus your department name in moodle.

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Student partnerships

We actively encourage students and staff to work in partnership to make changes and improve the University and the student experience. There are two key programmes: 

  • Student Engagement Associates
  • Students as Change Agents

You can find out more about how these programmes work on our Students Partnership page.


Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies (CMVS)

Students were ‘co-designers’ in the department’s Curriculum Transformation project. They were involved in:

  • workshops thinking about the characteristics that would define a CMVS graduate and the kinds of activities that would best support students achieving those characteristics
  • focus groups with department staff, sharing their learning experiences and insights into what they would find most valuable in a degree

Their work is helping shape the department’s future curriculum plans, to make sure that it best  serves their needs.

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (CLAS)

Students from BAME backgrounds and a range of protected characteristics became part of a range of initiatives including:

  • evaluating taught modules
  • reviewing marketing activity
  • developing new ideas about how to make the school pro-actively inclusive

Those who participated reported that they experienced positive peer collaboration where they felt safe and able to disagree with each other, and  knew that their opinions really mattered to staff.

Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

For course and admissions enquiries see our enquiry page

For Faculty administrative enquiries:
telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8502
email: AR-Arts-Admin@nottingham.ac.uk