Measuring the impact of the ‘Get Involved Button’: An evaluation of creating an online signposting service for student engagement opportunities at a medium UK University

Maisha Islam, Tom Lowe

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Accessibility and equal participation remain important considerations for the operationalisation of student engagement practices to ensure all students can participate and benefit from engagement in extra-curricular activities in Higher Education (HE). This case study details one institution’s approach of ensuring all opportunities remain accessible to a broad and diverse student body via a centralised online directory (the ‘Get Involved Button’ (GIB)) in order to break down barriers to participation and stimulate involvement. The paper summarises the project and gives recommendations for other Higher Education providers embarking on similar projects. Importantly, the paper highlights the effectiveness of the GIB in catalysing student involvement and provides recommendations for institutions looking to implement a similar resource.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-48
JournalJournal of Student Success and Retention
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2022


  • Student Engagement
  • student involvement
  • students as partners
  • Higher Education
  • extra-curricular activities
  • Accessibility

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