Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsThroughout the course we have tackled many issues like what are the characteristics of a good university teacher or mentor. How to show professional behaviour in a higher education working environment. How to facilitate a small group teaching session. How to adequately support staff and students. And how to deal with challenges in students' representation, roles and much more. We hope that you now can feel more confident, and better equipped to take up your role as a student assistant or other function in a higher education institution. Like the Vice Chancellor of the University of Groningen and stated in week one students are fresh blood for the organisation and can help a lot.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsFurthermore, we are convinced that being involved as a student in the organisation of your higher education Institute will better prepare you for the 21st century labour market. We wish you all the best. Lots of success.

Wrapping up Week 5

This step marks the end of the course.

Ine, Klaas, Robbert and all the student assistants would like to thank you for your contributions. We hope you have enjoyed the course. You should now be able to:

  • Behave professionally in a higher education working environment,
  • Give a well-founded opinion of what is a good university teacher and mentor,
  • Identify the basic principles for designing a course,
  • Specify the aspects of how to teach a small group session in an interactive way while paying attention to classroom management and atmosphere,
  • Recognise constructive written feedback on assignments,
  • Provide adequate support to staff and students in a higher education environment,
  • Recognise challenges of students participating in governing bodies.

If you are a student of the University of Groningen and you would like to pursue a job as a student assistant, find out how on the website of NEXT Career Services. If not, perhaps you can find out more about student assistantships at an equivalent website of your own institution.

If you have completed at least 50% of steps on the course, you will be eligible to purchase a Statement of Participation.

However, if you have managed to complete at least 90% of the steps, you will also be able to order a Certificate of Achievement to show as evidence of your interest in and understanding of this subject.

Both certificates can also be used as evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and make a great souvenir of your engagement in the course.

Lastly, if you haven’t done so already, you would help us out tremendously if you could please take a moment to fill in our post course survey.

We would like to wish you the very best and good luck!

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Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

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