Opportunities for students to become involved in BAC’s work

BAC is committed to providing opportunities for greater student engagement in our governance and in our inspections. We are seeking to recruit more student representatives to help us achieve this aim. Student representatives sit on our Council and on the Accreditation Committee in addition to participating in full inspections of Higher Education institutions both in the UK and overseas.

We are looking for applications from current students who are studying at an HE institution which is not, at present, accredited by BAC. Our committee work is voluntary but the inspector work is remunerated.

Information-sheet-for-student-representatives (PDF document)

Testimonials from some of our BAC student representatives:

Working as a student representative for the BAC has allowed me access to a world I wouldn’t otherwise see. Inspections of Higher Education institutions often take place abroad and this gave me an opportunity to travel more than a student on my budget normally would. However, what proved most beneficial to me was the inspiration I could take from the institutions that I visited and apply new knowledge to my role as student representative at my own university. Representing students successfully became easier when I fully understood the workings of a university from the administration and staff points of view. My work as a student representative also gave me practice in conducting myself in a professional environment, which will prove very useful in my future professional pursuits.  Anne Marie Rützou Bruntse.

My name is Callum Warriner and I have been working for BAC for approximately 5 months now. BAC have given me the opportunity to bring my own student experience to other students and to my own university. I also have the chance to work with highly motivated and experienced professionals who clearly value my input and treat me as a colleague on equal terms. Other benefits included the foreign experience, the excitement and anticipation of learning and sharing, meeting young people from other cultures and being able to engage with them in a professional manner.
As well as all this there is a somewhat smug feeling I get when I tell my friends what I did last week and I just say ” I’ve just come back from Qatar where I was visiting students.” Callum Warriner

If you are interested in applying for the post of Student Representative, please send your CV and a brief covering letter to diana.morriss@the-bac.org. In your covering letter, please explain why you are interested in the post and provide some detail on how the above qualities and experience are met.