Tania  Struetzel

Tania Struetzel BA , MLitt, PGCert

Head of Student Engagement and Success

Key details

Tania Struetzel

Head of Student Engagement and Success


Tania currently leads the new Student Engagement and Success provision within SAS focusing on student engagement, retention and success. She joined the University of Greenwich in July 2019 and previously worked in Greenwich Learning and Teaching (GLT) as Student & Staff Engagement Coordinator leading on student engagement activities in learning & teaching. In this role, she was the institutional project lead for the development of the Curriculum Framework and the SHIFT2021 L&T conference.

Tania completed the PgCert Student Engagement in Higher Education at the University of Winchester. Before joining Greenwich, she worked across Students' Unions and Universities, including Middlesex University where she was the institutional project lead for the TSEP Inclusive Engagement project exploring the experience of student representatives identifying as students of colour.

Tania is currently an External Trustee for a Students' Union. She was also previously a member of the student engagement network RAISE committee and a member of the QAA Student Strategic Advisory Committee.

Responsibilities within the university

Current Responsibilities

Welcome (Welcome Zones, Welcome Team calls, Welcome comms)
Peer mentoring scheme
Partnership with Charlton Athletic and other sports clubs
Support for specific student groups
Interventions linked to improving continuation, completion, sense of belonging
Student Voice: Programme Committee process
Collaboration with GSU on various projects incl. Retention Project
Attendance Monitoring
Withdrawals and Interruptions
Personal Tutor (FBus) 
Mental Health/Physical First Aider

Current Committee Membership
Widening Participation Impact Steering Group
Registration and Welcome Steering Group 
Stonewall Accreditation Steering Group
University Communications Forum

Previous institutional projects/initiatives 
Curriculum Framework
SHIFT 2021
L&T Project 2020/21:  Promoting peer assisted learning: the experience of the Graduate Teaching Demonstrators

Previous Committee Membership
University Student Experience Committee
Student Survey Sub-committee
BAME Awarding Gap Project Steering Group and Implementation Working Group
Curriculum Framework: Steering Group; Sustainability working group; Industry & student-led working group
SHIFT2021 Organising Committee
Development Partners 
GLT Advisory Group (2019-20)
Covid-19 Response: Teaching and Student Experience Task and Finish Group
Covid-19 Response: Student Experience Task and Finish Group
University Health & Safety Committee (until March 2021)
Health & Safety Consultative Committee (until March 2021)

Recognition


External Trustee Beds Students' Union

AUA

RAISE Network (Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement) Committee Member (2019-2022)

QAA Student Strategic Advisory Committee (2016-18)

Recent publications

Struetzel, T., Lewis, J. (2019) 'It's time to bring the student voice into debates about race', Wonkhe.
Available at: https://wonkhe.com/blogs/its-time-to-bring-the-student-voice-into-debates-about-race/

Struetzel, T., Lowe, T. (2019) 'Let's make student engagement work more inclusive', Wonkhe.
Available at: https://wonkhe.com/blogs/lets-make-student-engagement-work-more-inclusive/

Presentations

Struetzel, T., Mackey, C. , 'Building student-centric services: Unlocking Innovation in Student Engagement', Student Experience in Higher Education Conference  2022. (Invited speaker)

Struetzel, T., Mackey, C. , 'Building student-centric services: Unlocking Innovation in Student Engagement', Medway Learning & Teaching Festival  2022.

Struetzel, T., Mackey, C. , 'Building student-centric services: Unlocking Innovation in Student Engagement', RAISE Annual Conference  2022.

Struetzel, T., Mackey, C. , 'Building student-centric services: Unlocking Innovation in Student Engagement', National Student Services Conference  2022. (Invited speaker)

Petrescu, D., Struetzel, T. et al., 'The Experience of the Graduate Teaching Demonstrators at the University of Greenwich', SRHE Annual Conference 2021.

Petrescu, D., Struetzel, T. et al., 'The Experience of the Graduate Teaching Demonstrators at the University of Greenwich', University of Greenwich Faculty of Business Learning & Teaching Festival 2021.

Struetzel, T., Doon, H., 'Student voice in the 'new normal' – creative approaches to influencing and shaping decision-making processes', QAA Evolving Student Engagement Digital Conference 2020. 

Struetzel, T., Lewis, J., How representative are our student representatives? The experience of students of colour in student engagement processes at Middlesex University, RAISE conference 2019, Newcastle.

Struetzel, T., Lewis, J., Student Engagement 101, AUA Network Conference 2019, Leeds.

Struetzel, T., Lewis, J., How representative are our student representatives? The experience of students of colour in student engagement processes at Middlesex University, Sparqs conference 2019, Edinburgh.
Available at:  https://www.sparqs.ac.uk/culture.php?page=802

Struetzel, T., Lewis, J., How representative are our student representatives? The experience of students of colour in student engagement processes at Middlesex University, TSEP Enhancing Student Engagement Conference 2019, London.
Available at:  http://tsep.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/3C-Middlesex-SU-Middlesex-University-Case-Study.pdf

Struetzel, T., Representation for a new generation, TSEP 'Student Engagement: National Challenges, Local Solutions' Conference 2017, Birmingham.
Available at: http://tsep.org.uk/sesolutions17/