NStEP Class Rep Training


The National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP) was launched in April 2016 by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

NStEP aims to strengthen student engagement in decision-making across Irish higher education, supported by a framework of 10 Principles and 4 Domains (HEA,2016). The Programme seeks to champion a strong culture of partnership between students and staff through practice-based projects, training and capacity building, as well as informing policy developments.

Class  Rep Training

NStEP, deliver Introductory Class Rep Training for class reps at MTU Cork. This training is designed to introduce key concepts and practical skills to help you succeed in the role. 5,300 student representatives across Ireland have received NStEP training, and 99% said they would recommend the training to other reps!    You can sign up for a training session here

Training is peer-led by NStEP’s team of student trainers, each of whom are experienced in a variety of contexts relating to student engagement and student representation.  Visit https://studentengagement.ie/meet-the-student-trainers/ to meet NStEP’s student trainers.  

Who should sign up for this training?

This training is ideal for class reps in their first year of the role, or reps who did not complete NStEP Introductory Class Rep Training last year.  However, even if you did complete this training last year, you are welcome to sign up and participate again as a ‘refresher’ if you wish! 

 Why should I participate in NStEP Training?  

After completing NStEP Introductory Class Rep Training, you will be issued with a digital badge. This is a milestone award, and can be used as the first step (of three) towards achieving a national Student Engagement Recognition Award for Academic Representation.  To learn more visit https://studentengagement.ie/awards/  

I am a returning rep, and already completed NStEP Introductory Class Rep Training.  Is there a different training I can take? 

Yes! NStEP has launched a new Advanced Class Rep Training option for returning reps who have experience in the role, and who previously completed Introductory Class Rep Training.  NStEP also offers a ‘Representing Diversity’ training to help you represent your diverse peers and get them involved.  To sign up for either of these training modules, click here.

National Student Engagement Programme