Course Reps are student volunteers, elected for one academic year to represent the views of their cohort to their department staff at Student-Staff Committees. They act as the first point of contact for their peers to raise any issues, concerns or queries regarding their course, and work to ensure the University is delivering the highest standard of teaching and support.
Course Reps enable students to feed back on their academic experience, highlighting the merits of their department and providing constructive criticism on the areas which aren’t working so well. They offer suggestions on areas for improvement within their course, on issues from module content through to methods of teaching, workload, feedback and resources.
Why be a Course Rep?
Course Reps are an integral part of the Students’ Union, and play a vital role in improving the student experience by representing the authentic student voice and making positive changes to teaching and learning within each department.
Being a Course Rep involves networking with your course mates to gather feedback on their experiences, both positive and negative, before raising these concerns and proposing possible solutions to department staff at Student-Staff Committees (SSCs).
Course Reps are trained by the Students’ Union, and provided with ongoing support in their role. This means that no prior experience is necessary - just a passion to improve your course for yourself, your peers and future students.
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Summary of Course Rep responsibilities
- Attend training and meetings organised by the Students’ Union.
- Attend 5/6 Student-Staff Committee (SSC) meetings, and represent the voice of your peers.
- Take part in Education Campaigns and in communicating information from the Students’ Union to the students you represent.
- Promote your role effectively to the students you represent, and advertise they ways in which they can contact you.
- Be pro-active in gaining feedback from your peers, and in relaying changes and action points back to them after your SSCs.
- Liaise with other Course Reps to share ideas, and with Lead Union Reps to identify issues which need to be tackled at a higher level.
- Liaise with the Academic Representation Team to give feedback or request support.
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