The authors recently (July 2012) wrote a paper for a special ‘Student as Producer’ edition in the Enhancing Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences (ELiSS) online Higher Education Academy. The abstract is provided below to read the full journal article please visit the website.


The role and contribution of students to quality processes in universities is an area of increasing interest across the academic community. This paper draws on the literature and ethos of the student as producer initiative to critique and explore ways in which we might strengthen the student voice and change relationships between teachers and students. It is argued that there is overwhelming evidence for building processes and practices that are more participative and learner-centred at a subject level in curriculum development and subject committees.

Key words: student participation, quality enhancement, institutional change