Recruitment for the Student Advisory Group is now closed. We’ll be looking for new members in September 2024. You’ll find out how to apply on this page nearer the time.

Join our Student Advisory Group

By joining our Student Advisory Group (SAG), you’ll be one of 15 students from schools and colleges across England.

You’ll meet with other members, 腦瞳肊 colleagues and Trustees to:

  • give young learners a voice in the exam system
  • provide valuable insights and student views on key areas of assessment
  • help us make important decisions about the future of exams.

What you'll be doing

As a Student Advisor, you will:

  • attend three meetings a year at 腦瞳肊 offices (eg Manchester, London, Milton Keynes and Guildford) – travel will be arranged for you
  • read the meeting papers that are sent to you ahead of each meeting
  • get a chance to be part of focus groups, conferences and other engagements where the student voice is vital.

What you'll get out of it

Develop your skills

Youll gain experience and skills which will look great on your CV.

Be part of a community

Youll be a valued member of the group, where your voice is heard.

Deliver a purpose

Youll have a say in how we can better support learners to fulfil their potential.

Shape the future

Youll get the chance to help us shape the future of assessment.

"It's a privilege to chair the student advisory board. As a student voice speaking directly to the nation's largest exam board, I'm aware of how important our work is. It's relieving, sharing this responsibility with a community of bright, passionate advocates. The staff at 腦瞳肊 listen to our insight and take action, which shows their dedication to supporting students. I look forward to what we can achieve in the SAG going forward!"

Alison Chang | Student co-chair of the group

Next steps

If you're a student, here are the steps you need to take to become a Student Advisor:

1. Apply

When we're recruiting, you’ll need to apply online and submit a short statement (up to 500 words) telling us why you think you'd be great at this role.

2. Online interview

If you're shortlisted, we’ll send you a set of questions. You'll need to record your responses and send them to us online.

3. Accept our offer

If you’re chosen to join our group, you’ll be sent an offer. When you accept our offer, you’ll be sent a welcome pack. You’ll need to send us permission forms from your parent or guardian, your school details and any access needs you may have.

4. Meet the group and get started

You’ll be sent the dates for the next year’s welcome event and meeting – we look forward to meeting you!

Connect with us

Contact our team

If you have any questions, please email temprecruit@aqa.org.uk