The Auditor Training Programme was developed within the ESSA Project – European Students Sustainability Auditing (2016-2019 | 2016-1-UK01-KA203-024648). It provides a framework for training students who will perform audits on social responsibility at universities and has been designed to enable student participants to reach the following outcomes:
- gain an understanding of the concept of University Social Responsibility (USR);
- gain an understanding of audits and will be able to perform an auditing process on social responsibility at a university;
- be able to conduct interviews and focus groups as tools to carry out an audit and collect data;
- be able to analyse the data collected and reflect on it;
- have skills in writing and presenting a report as feedback to the institution audited;
- be able to self-reflect and self-assess personal learning;
The programme is designed as a three-phase process organised in a blended mode: online phase, a face-to-face 6-day (approximately 40 hours) auditor training and individual work.