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What are Student Reps? Student Reps are elected by their fellow students and play a vital role in communicating students’ views to staff within courses. As a Student Rep you are in place to ensure that any student, no matter what course or campus, can have their say on issues affecting their education. As a Student Rep you will canvass opinion, represent these views at various University meetings and feed back the outcome of these meetings to students. You will be asked to provide staff with information about how courses can be improved or to support staff in bids to introduce new teaching and learning projects. The Student Rep System allows for early identification of potential problems. Where matters can’t be dealt with at course level they can be moved up within the University structure and addressed by the Faculty or the University. Student Reps also provide a link between the students and the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union will offer training and send out briefings and consultations throughout the year via email and Moodle. It is an important part of your role as Student Rep to communicate with the Union to ensure the Union is made aware of issues that affect the student body. This handbook is intended to serve as both an introduction and a reference point for students and staff involved in the Student Representation System. Contact details and sources of further help are provided at the back of the booklet. Most Student Reps will represent students on their course and attend Boards of Studies and other Faculty level feedback forums. As a Student Rep you can also get involved at a higher level and attend Faculty Board or Senate. These are explained on the next page.

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Student Rep Induction Dates: How to be an effective Student Rep 08 Foreword from the Students’ Union 02 01 Student Rep Handbook We will then...

tobeaneffectiveStudentRep08ForewordfromtheStudents’Union0201StudentRepHandbookWewillthencontactyou  

Student Rep Induction Dates: How to be an effective Student Rep 08 Foreword from the Students’ Union 02 01 Student Rep Handbook We will then...

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