The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has entrusted the University of Bath with research into student engagement practices at UK universities. A side project was held at King`s College London, which examined students` views on the quality of higher education. Current students can learn at the RGU about student representation and partnership or how to get involved: a student-led action research project at the University of Exeter that brings together collaborators and students with the student union to carry out a number of small projects. Sparqs and NEI Scotland have developed a training programme to help international students connect with their learning experiences. The package is aimed at institutional staff responsible for international students, as well as staff and officers of the Student Association. It was created from elements of the previous college examination framework in Scotland, managed by Her Majesty`s Inspectorate of Education (now Education Scotland), and sparqs has identified a practical use in these sections for students to reflect in the same way on their learning experience. This case study describes the process of creating a funded project for research and development of a representative student structure in the complex highland and islands context. It is based on the principle of partnership between the student association and collaborators in the fields of management, quality and governance, all of which should contribute to an effective initiation program. At the time of the COVID-19 blockade, surveys of students at the University of St Andrews on the experience of e-learning programs (UG/PGT) were developed after the blockage. They are examples of the kind of questions that students can be asked in a period of rapid transition about their learning experiences, and also to involve students, to help them shape these issues. This resource, developed in response to industry demand, supports employees who will likely work together in the summer of 2020 to develop the annual introductory program for future principals of the student association. It examines the main areas of a typical educational advisor`s activity and the underlying approaches that should be the subject of their introduction.