The relationship between IIE MSA (the institution), its students and the Students Representative Council (SRC) is based on the principle of partnership – a relationship through which mutuality and interdependence in the learning process are emphasised and celebrated.
This has as its principal goal the development of confident, independent, work-ready professionals, fully capable of succeeding in their chosen vocations and as well-informed citizens.
The Charter seeks to emphasise this partnership and to sustain it through a set of shared commitments and expectations, set out below and embodied in the detailed policies, procedures and regulations of IIE MSA.
The institution will:
- provide a stimulating learning environment.
- give all students the right to be represented in student governance through the SRC.
- provide access to academic and appropriate study support.
- continuously seek to improve the quality of teaching, research and support services.
- ensure appropriate and timely quality of teaching, research and support services.
- ensure appropriate and timely feedback on all coursework.
- assess and mark work fairly, consistent with clearly stated learning outcomes and objectives.
- provide clear regulations, procedures, policies and information.
- enhance personal development and employability skills and provide access to career skills development.
- facilitate access to appropriate welfare, support and services.
- foster an inclusive environment treating all with fairness, dignity and respect.
- operate fair, accessible and timely processes for handling appeals, complaints and disciplinary matters.
- encourage students to provide feedback on their institutional experience, and, where appropriate, act upon this.
Rights and responsibilities of students:
- Share responsibility for the learning process, recognising the role of independence and self-motivation in academic studies.
- engage fully with all learning activities, whether face-to face or online.
- attend and contribute constructively to lectures, seminars and tutorials.
- adhere to the standards of academic practice of the chosen course.
- reflect critically on feedback to improve academic outcomes.
- comply with institutional regulations and procedures.
- make arrangements for prompt payment of all fees and charges.
- be proactive in seeking appropriate advice and support in the event of academic or personal difficulty.
- use opportunities to enhance personal development including extra-curricular choices and volunteering.
- treat institutional staff, other students and external community with dignity and respect.
- respect the institution and local physical environment.
- support student representatives and participate in the processes to select them.
- provide information requested by the institution and ensure that student information is current.
- provide constructive feedback on the institutional experience.
The SRC will:
- promote a sense of enjoyment in all aspects of campus life.
- work in partnership with students and the institution in maintaining a culture that promotes a critical and independent learning environment.
- work with students and the institution to ensure the financial support packages available are suitable and continue to meet the needs of students.
- offer information, advice or representation to students.
- provide opportunities for all students to get involved in any part of the SRC.
- foster a caring inclusive environment for all students.
- ensure the elected representatives, policies and actions of the SRC reflect students’ needs.
- provide support, training and resources to students and their representatives so that they may contribute effectively to the evaluation and enhancement of the campus experience.
- seek to ensure that SRC and the institution learn from the experiences of students.