Change Agents


Change Agents allows you to lead on enhacements to your University experience

Students as Change Agents

Students as Change Agents is an ambitious scheme that gives you the opportunity to lead on change to the academic experience at the University of Exeter. The scheme allows you to develop and deliver your own idea for change, or complete your own piece of research work.

Any individual or group of students can identify an idea for how to improve any part of the University experience. You will receive support and training from Change Agents staff, and will develop and demonstrate real experience in leadership, teamwork, and project management. 


What counts as a Change Agents project? 

Change Agents projects should be ideas generated by students. Ideas can come from discussion with staff and through SSLCs, but ideas should be driven by you as a student. We are most interested in changes relating directly to your teaching and learning, but are open to ideas that seek to improve any aspect of your experience at University. We even have Change Agents projects working with the local community. 

Past Humanities Projects

Since 2013 College of Humanities students have run 52 projects focussing on enhancing the experience of students within a number of areas, such as: employability; student-staff community; and student welfare. Learn more about our past projects - they can help inspire your own ideas!  


How do I get involved?

There are several ways you can get involved with Students as Change Agents.

We strongly advice that you contact Jo Messore ( before you formally register your project. Cathy manages all Change Agents projects running within the College of Humanities and will be able to discuss your project with you, and explain the scheme in more detail. 

Once you are happy with your idea for change, you will then be required to register through the online form on MyCareerZone; you will be prompted for your MyCareerZone login details by clicking on this link. 

Further Information 

For further information and guidance about Change Agents, please visit the main Change Agents webpages, or view all the resources on the Change Agents ELE page. 

Barnabas Balint profile


"I organised an academic conference for students to explore issues surrounding the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Bosniz, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Darfur... I have developed a wide variety of skills. Principally, my academic, communication and management skills have been enhanced by this project."

Barnabas Balint, BA History student and Change Agents Project Manager