Student participation in the internal Quality processes is one of the fundamental values underpinning the Quality system at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). This participation does not stop at their involvement as beneficiaries of the processes: students are involved in steering them too.
This article will demonstrate that the value of student participation at all levels of institutional Quality processes is not just wishful thinking enshrined in the texts describing the institutional processes, but can actually be seen in practice with the students showing a genuine willingness to be involved. Students are, in fact, present, they play a role, participate and appreciate being able to do so, at every stage in the processes.
This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.