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Title: The role and development of student union sabbatical officers
Author: Lloyd, Paul Henry
ISNI:       0000 0004 2740 5745
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2011
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Student unions play a vital part in the life of universities. However, the student sabbatical officers who run student unions are offered limited training for their roles. Since the 2006 Charities Act required student unions to register as charities, and confirmed the sabbatical officers as charitable trustees, the need for suitable training has become urgent. This thesis examines the need for sabbatical officer training through the theoretical lenses of socialisation theory, situated learning, and communities of practice. A multi site case study of three student unions is presented, which clearly demonstrates the need for sabbatical officer training. After examining the case study, specific training needs are presented, and recommendations made for future training policy and practice.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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