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Guidance for Course Directors and Student Reps Course Director’s Role The role of the Course Director is absolutely crucial in fostering effective student representation. They are a point of contact on the course for the students, the University and the Students’ Union. Their overall role is to... ensure that elections of Student Reps take place at the appointed time i.e. before the end of week 2 of the first semester. For courses starting later the elections should take place by the end of the second week of the course start date. ensure that the Student Rep’s name, course details, year, mode of study, personal email address, telephone number and contact address are passed to Academic Registry by the October 17th for courses starting in September 2008. ensure that Student Reps are provided with dates of meetings and copies of agendas. ensure that Student Reps are provided with a space on the course notice board and Moodle to display their names, contact details, and minutes of the Boards of Studies meetings. ensure that at committee meetings Student Reps are welcomed and given encouragement and opportunities to raise issues and discuss points promote the importance of Student Representation to students and staff on the course and support the system generally.

Student Rep Induction The Students’ Union provides an induction for Student Reps which covers the skills and information that will be essential in your role. The induction focuses on how the University operates, and how Student Reps can influence University decisions. Assertiveness skills Negotiation strategies and skills Communication skills How to become an effective Rep For this year’s training dates see Page 1. If you are not able to make the date then please contact the Representation Coordinator to arrange an alternative time.

07 Student Rep Handbook

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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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