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Quality Assurance Student Experts Pool

Welcome to ESU's QA Student Experts Pool

This page provides a collection of resources and training materials that enable members of the European Students’ Union (ESU) Student Experts Pool on Quality Assurance (QA) to carry out their duties, student representatives to participate in tasks relating to higher education quality, and students to improve their learning experiences.

It is often beneficial for staff members of organisations concerned with higher education quality to recognize students’ positions in these processes. 

At this year’s edition of the INQAAHE conference termed “Re-Imagining of Higher Education Quality in an Age of Uncertainty” the ESU Quality Assurance Student Experts Pool Steering Committee has presented the students’ perspective on the future of Quality Assurance. During the poster presentation the Steering Committee, first, displayed the ESU Quality Assurance Student Experts Pool as an example for structurally embedded student representation in Quality Assurance on the one hand, and as a platform for development, innovation and exchange on the other hand. Afterwards, the Steering Committee presented the students’ perspective on potential developments of QA in the upcoming years to work towards a vision on the future of Quality Assurance with a strong emphasis on student involvement. To gather data and directly involve the knowledge base of the ESU Quality Assurance Student Experts Pool student experts they were consulted in both a qualitative and a quantitative way via a questionnaire and a digitally organized Think Tank.

Please have a closer look at the poster to learn more about the outcomes of the questionnaire and the Think Tank and how student experts from the ESU Quality Assurance Student Experts Pool see the future of Quality Assurance. At this point the Steering Committee would like to thank all ESU Quality Assurance Student Experts Pool members that have contributed with their expertise and ideas for the future of QA from a students’ perspective in this project.

In 2009, the European Students’ Union (ESU) established a pool of committed and well-prepared students who aim to improve higher education provision in Europe through quality assurance procedures.

The establishment of this pool is how ESU promotes and develops student participation in quality assurance all over Europe. The pool is renewed once a year and has an independent Steering Committee, which launches the calls and selects the applicants based on public criteria.

ESU organises study sessions, workshops and other events for pool members where they are trained.

The pool brings together students from all parts of Europe, their experience and knowledge, and an excellent forum for debating, sharing views and learning about quality assurance.

These students contribute to the ESU policymaking process, act as multipliers agents in their respective countries, collaborate in several projects, participate in Quality Assurance reviews, etc.

Currently, there are 66 students in ESU’s Student Experts Pool on Quality Assurance (QA Pool), allowing them to participate in various events, training and quality assurance and enhancement provisions. Members of the pool are being annually recruited usually starting from the end of May/beginning of June with an open call issued at esu-online.org.  

Following is a list of people that were selected as members of the QA Pool in July 2021:

 Last name First name Country of   residence
 Alós-Ordiales Esther Spain
 Andrzejczyk Agata Poland
 Ayyıldız Simge Turkey
 Bakonyi Jakub Poland
 Biernat Mateusz Scotland
 Bohlens Christopher Germany
 Brzakovic Mia Serbia
 Busato Davide Italy
 Caparrós Álvarez Alberto Spain
 Carbonell Beatriz Atienza Spain
 Çatal Sena Turkey
 Cerghizan Andrei Vlad Romania
 Cocuz Iuliu Gabriel Romania
 Cotoi Paul Sorin Romania
 Drobnič Matej Slovenia
 Dumitru Dragoș Romania
 Duplava Ana Romania
 Dzidziguri Gvantsa Georgia
 Eren Eda Turkey
 Farník Michal Czechia
 Galea Thomas Malta
 Gardiner Sarah Scotland
 Gonzalez Francisco             Joaquín Jiminez Spain
 Greniewska Natalia Poland
 Gussmann Leander Austria
 Gvritishvili Ann Georgia
 Hajdari Agron Kosovo
 Harmer Miranda United Kingdom
 Herrero Alicia Presencio Spain
 Hülağa Kaderoğlu Gizem Turkey
 Iliescu Alexandru   Constantin Romania
 İyisan Muhammed Turkey
 Japiashvili Nato Hungary
 Jensdóttir Jenný Sweden
 Jongmans Lisa Belgium
 Karaoglan Hilal Turkey
 Klampfer Anna Austria
 Korzeniowski Adrian Poland
 Marín Navarro Natalia Spain
 Martín Diego José   Sánchez Spain
 Meikališa Santa Katrīna Latvia
 Michalik Damian Poland
 Muñoz Pedro Torralbo Spain
 Neufeld Sebastian Germany
 Onița Horia-Șerban Romania
 Peiró Márquez Laura Spain
 Pulieri Enrico United Kingdom
 Ritter Laura Germany
 Ruadze Mari Georgia
 Sarabil Şan Turkey
 Solak Damir Czechia
 Solovjovas Arnoldas Lithuania
 Sönmez Ömer Faruk Turkey
 Stan Adrian Tudor Romania
 Štefancová Elena Slovakia
 Tabatadze Revaz Georgia
 Torés Izquierdo Ángel Spain
 Tvaska Dominykas Lithuania
 Van der Wal Floor Netherlands
 Weygant Joshua Germany
 Zamfir Alexandra-Simona Romania
 Ziegler Jessica Germany
 Duma Irina* Romania
 Goszczyński Michal* Poland
 Muth Liv Teresa* Germany/Belgium
 Pavletić Pegi** Italy
 Grodecki Jakub*** Poland/Belgium

* Steering Committee member

** ESU Executive Committee member

*** ESU Presidency member (without ESU QA Pool membership)

The ESU Student Experts’ Pool on Quality Assurance has been established to promote student engagement in quality assurance and to contribute to the improvement of higher education provision in the European Higher Education Area.

 

Thus, pool members are expected to:

  • share their own experience on quality assurance,
  • discuss topics on QA and/or student involvement,
  • act as multiplier agent at their respective countries,
  • disseminate articles or any other documents related to QA at national or international level,
  • contribute to preparation of the meetings and training sessions,
  • give feedback to studies or other requests, such an ESU policy paper,
  • inform the pool about any QA-related event at international level,
  • promote the ESU student experts’ pool on quality assurance,
  • identifying themselves as members of this pool,
  • foster student participation in quality assurance
 

Benefits for being a member of QA Pool:

  • learning about European higher education
  • Involvement in quality assurance processes at programme, institutional, national and international levels (e.g. evaluations of institutions and quality assurance agencies)
  • Opportunities to represent the pool to external events and governing bodies, such as the steering committee of the European Quality Assurance Forum
  • possibilities for networking
  • opportunity to participate in specially designed trainings for reviewers
  • opportunity to develop communication skills, etc.
 

Tasks and responsibilities that can be expected from QA Pool members:

  • share their own experience on quality assurance;
  • discuss topics on quality assurance and/or student involvement;
  • act as multiplier agent at their respective countries;
  • participate in reviews;
  • disseminate articles or any other documents related to quality assurance at national or international level;
  • contribute to preparation of the meetings and training sessions;
  • give feedback to studies or other requests, such an ESU policy paper;
  • inform the pool about any quality assurance-related event at international level;
  • promote the ESU student experts’ pool on quality assurance;
  • identifying themselves as members of this pool;
  • foster student participation in quality assurance.

Check our Brochure

The Pool of Student Experts in Quality Assurance is a group of well prepared and experienced student-experts who take part in quality assurance processes in Higher Education Institutions all over Europe.

Our  Steering Committee

ESU’s Student Experts’ Pool on Quality Assurance is supported by a group of dedicated students –  the Steering Committee, who is responsible for launching calls for new members and overseeing the pool’s work.

The group consists of five individuals, out of which two are members of ESU’s Executive Committee. The other three are being selected annually from the pool members, with an internal call being issued by the end of January/beginning of February.

The following members are appointed for the Steering Committee:

Please, contact the pool via [email protected]

Contact our Steering Committee

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