Students as Partners

'Students as partners' is one of the four pillars of the IUA Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning (EDTL) project. Students are experts on what is working in their education, and their input is vital to improving the student experience. They are the masters of how they want to learn, and it is crucial to hear what they have to say and truly listen to their words.  

Catherine Dawson is currently working as UCC's EDTL Student Assoicate Intern. In this role, Catherine is responsible for highlighting the student perspective on various issues, identifing areas that require improvement, and creating supports for students. Catherine ensures that the student voice is front and central in designing staff training and professional development intiatives.

In her previous role as Education Officer in UCC's Students' Union, Catherine actively advocated for initiatives to enhance the student leanring experience.


Relevant Student Led Webinars

'The Student Perspective of Online/Remote Teaching': The EDTL student interns talk about their experiences of being on the receiving end of online/remote teaching.


'EDTL Approach: Consider Assessment & Feedback': The EDTL project team and student interns discuss how the assessment and feedback can be used to enhance digital teaching and learning.


'The Student Perspective on Online/Remote Assessment': The EDTL student interns talk about their experiences of being on the receiving end of online/remote assessment.


'Student collaborations and group work': In this webinar, students discuss their experience collaborating online and the pros and cons of group work in an online space 


'Future of Teaching and Learning post-Covid':. The EDTL team discuss the pivot to online teaching in March 2020 and what the team members learnt as a result 


'Your Education, Your Voice, Your Vision': The EDTL student interns discuss what online means to them, what did and didn’t work online and what they miss about campus life.  


Additional Resources

1. The back to college buyers guide. A guide to help students be fully equipped for learning online with tech from different price ranges:

2. On this page, you will find helpful resources and supports available at University College Cork:

3. Link to the EDTL Instagram page


This video explains the EDTL approach for students, by students.

This video explains the EDTL guide to online examinations.  

Centre for Digital Education

Ionad um Oideachas Digiteach

Ard Phádraig, College Road, Cork,