Leeds Met student selected onto Higher Education Academy panel
Nana is one of 20 students from Universities across the UK, including undergraduates and postgraduates, mature, part-time and international students and from a range of disciplines, to have been chosen to sit on the panel.
Nana explains: "Advisors are required to work in partnership with the HEA, to contribute our diverse perspectives to key issues in learning and teaching in Higher Education across the UK. We also have the opportunity to influence the work of a national body for learning and teaching, meet like-minded people and become more involved in the HEA's work across the Higher Education sector.
"In addition to beingon theStudent Advisory Forum (SAF), I also serve as general representative for the Students' Union here in Leeds Met. I hope to be able to share my experiences at SAF with the General Assembly of Leeds Met. I also look forward to contributing meaningfully to issues on the forum and most importantly, representing the interests of Leeds Met and the growing international student community in the UK."
Nana Nimo, who is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Promotion and Policy at our University, holds a Bachelor of Science in degree in Public Administration and a Master of Philosophy degree in Health Services Management from the University of Ghana. With over five years' experience in the University of Ghana as a student representative, assistant lecturer and student/course advisor, Nana Nimo has helped develop teaching and learning aids for students, counselled students on balancing their personal life with learning, managing stigma and several other issues.
Nana continued: "I am very honoured to have been selected as an advisor. Importantly, I feel very challenged to have this opportunity to make a difference in the way teaching and learning is done in Higher Education."
Professor Philippa Levy, the HEA's Deputy Chief Executive (Academic), said: "We were delighted at the response we had from students, and the depth of understanding that many already have about higher education policy. What's so exciting for us is the level of commitment and enthusiasm our Forum members show for enhancing the learning experience of all students, not just those on their course, or even at their institution, but students right across the UK.