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on being appointed as a Senior Course Rep :) You are now part of an elite group at Coventry University. There are just 146 students across the whole university who make up the Senior Rep Team, and their ability to fulfil their responsibilities is crucial to the success of the entire Rep System (...no pressure then!). Here at the Students’ Union we are looking forward to getting to know all of the Senior Rep Team and offering support and guidance so you can get the most out of this exciting role. This workbook is full of essential information and is designed to support you through your whole year as Senior Course Rep. Use it to aid your training, make notes and complete the sections that are personal to you. We want you to recognise all the skills you will develop from being a Senior Course Rep, so remember to record your experiences along the way so that you can refer back them in the future. We hope that you are looking forward to playing your part over the next year: getting your voice heard, making a difference and enjoying representing students at this level. It’s a challenging and rewarding experience!

Name: SCR position: Student forum: Uni e-mail: Forum email:

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Every student forum has two Senior Course Reps, a SCR Chair and a SCR Minute Taker. Both roles are of equal importance and should input the same amount of time to the role. To have a successful student forum it is vital that you form a good working relationship with your partner, support each other and work together as a team. You will need to meet up outside of the formal meetings so you can review, plan and prepare.

Partners name: SCR position: Uni e-mail: Course title: Year of study:

DECIDE WITH YOUR PARTNER: Best methods of communication:

Good meeting places/days/times:

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FILL ME IN:

Faculty: Dean:

Department:

Head of Department:

Student Forum:

Main staff contact:

Courses:

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Chidimma Okoye Representation & Welfare Officer Telephone: 024 77651345 and Mobile: 07564131134 As your full-time elected Representation & Welfare Officer, I represent you in all areas of your academic, housing, equality and welfare experience in a bid to enhance your student experience and ensure your voice is heard in the highest decision making bodies of the University. I work closely with the university authorities, my co-elected officers, your faculty chairs, the Reps team, the Students’ Union Advice Centre (SUAC) and Student Council to ensure there is adequate student support and representation in the university, Students’ Union and externally. My office is situated in the first floor of The Hub. I am available and happy to chat confidentially, formally as well as informally on any issue that might be of interest to you. You can contact me via email at: repssabb.su@coventry.ac.uk or Chidimma.okoye@ coventry.ac.uk

Adrien Lennon Student Representation Coordinator Telephone: 024 77651345 and email reps.Su@coventry.Ac.Uk Hi, I am a permanent member of staff that works at the Students’ Union. One of the main parts of my role is to support Chidimma in co-ordinating the Rep System. I’ll be keeping you up to date throughout the year, mainly by e-mail, with newsletters, information about meetings, what’s happening at the Students’ Union and other opportunities which could earn you extra incentives! You will also have two one to one meetings with me during the year to discuss your progress and collect your bursary :)

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There is one Faculty Chair per Faculty, they are elected into position and make up part of the Students’ Union Executive. It is their responsibility to oversee representation within their faculty, support other reps and liaise with University staff and the Students’ Union. Yasmin Awome Art & Design Faculty Chair Adchair.Su@coventry.Ac.Uk Hello! My name is Yasmin and I am your Art and Design Faculty Chair. I’m very excited to be so involved in the art and design faculty this year and I am looking forward to seeing all the amazing talent that we have at this university. The influence of a student is a powerful thing so I am here to make sure that your ideas are heard by those who need to hear it. This is your university, it is time to raise your voice and have the opportunity to leave a legacy. I hope to speak to you all soon, let’s make this year amazing!

Diana Avram Health & Life Sciences Faculty Chair hlschair.su@coventry.ac.uk Hi! My name is Diana and I am a Psychology undergraduate student. As your new Faculty Chair I want to make sure you get the best out of your student experience. I am really excited about this year and I look forward to working with you. Drop me a line, stop me for a chat or find me on facebook - I’d love to hear your feedback, ideas or complaints!

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Adam King Engineering & Computing Faculty Chair ecchair.su@coventry.ac.uk Hi, my name is Adam and I am your 2013/14 EC Faculty Chair. I am very approachable so if you see me around campus, feel free to stop me for a chat. Nothing is too big or small so if you need advice, a friendly chat or even advice on best places to go around Coventry, then I’m your man! I’m really looking forward to working with you as Senior Reps throughout the year ahead.

Ephraim Enoidem Business, Environment & Society Faculty Chair Beschair.su@coventry.ac.uk Hi, my name is Ephraim, your BES Faculty Chair for 2013/2014. To make it a great year, me, you, course reps, senior course reps, deputy faculty chairs will together as a team not only find solutions to student issues but introduce fresh ideas to make our university experience a fulfilling one. Feel free to stop me for a chat or drop me an email. Welcome to 2013/2014 academic year. Don’t forget, ALWAYS THINK POSITIVE, THINK POSSIBLE!!!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED CAN BE FOUND AT: www.coventry.ac.uk/coursereps

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Representation & Welfare Officer Works full time in the Students’ Union. Addresses issues at high level University meetings.

FACULTY CHAIR One per Faculty. Oversees all representation within their Faculty.

DEPUTY FACULTY CHAIR One per department Liases with all SCRs in their department. Meet regularly with departmental staff and the Faculty Chair.

SENIOR COURSE REPS Two per student forum. Recruit and mentor Course Reps and run their Student Forums.

COURSE REPS A minimum of one from each year of every course. Gather student views and opinions and feedback to thier student forum

STUDENTS Every student should know that the Rep System is there to help them

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Remember: Being a REPRESENTATIVE means you are REPRESENTING the views and opinions of ALL students in your grouping. Your own personal beliefs and opinions should not affect your role. Your actions as a REP should be a reflection of the majority.

Senior Course Rep Responsibilities • • • • • • • • • • •

Attend all CUSU Senior Course Rep training courses Attend Reps Welcome Meeting Attend the All Student Meeting (ASM) Attend Faculty Reps’ Conferences Promote Rep System by giving talks in Fresher’s / Returners week Recruit and induct Course Reps Attend Board of Study Meetings Chair / Minute their Student Forum Attend bi-annual one to one meetings at the Students’ Union Regularly liaise with Faculty Chairs and Deputy Faculty Chairs Ensure minutes of every forum are approved by their Main Staff Contact and are e-mailed to reps.su@coventry.ac.uk within seven days • Set agendas for Student Forums in conjunction with Main Staff Contact • Mentor Course Representatives • Keep in contact and meet regularly with Course Reps to listen to issues

“I enjoyed being a Senior Course Rep because I had the chance to do something, to change something and improve things in our faculty. At the same time I developed my communication and organisational skills” - Marius Ciorogar, Industrial Design SCR, 2012/13

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Course Reps are your troops on the ground! It would be impossible for you to represent all of the students from all of the courses in your student forum grouping. So in the first two weeks of term you will need to aim to recruit a minimum of one course rep from each year of every course in your student forum grouping, so that they can gather student views and opinions and feedback to you and staff members at the Student Forum. Cast your mind back... It’s your first week at uni, you are sat in your course induction talk. There is so much information to take in ...so many new faces, times, dates, names, pieces of paper, powerpoint slides and corridors to remember! Then just when you think your induction is complete, in walk two lovely Senior Course Reps to tell you how great it is to be a Course Rep! ...But what’s going to make you remember to go on line and register as a Course Rep? Perhaps you are in a returner induction, you are now a 2nd or 3rd year, all you want to do is get your new timetable and get on with your course... you have never been a course rep before or even used one so why should you get involved now?

LIST 10 BENEFITS OF BEING A COURSE REP THINK ABOUT THE REASONS WHY YOU SIGNED UP 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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LIST 4 reasons why a student might not want to sign up as a course rep: 1.

2.

3.

4.

NOW THINK OF A REPLY TO EACH OF THE ABOVE THAT MAY CHANGE THEIR MIND: 1.

2.

3.

4.

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INDUCTION TALKS Year 1 talks Course/s

Date

Time

Room

Date

Time

Room

Date

Time

Room

Year 2 talks Course/s

Year 2 talks

Year 3 talks Course/s

Year 2 talks

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COURSE REPS RECRUITED You can see the details of all the Course Reps that sign up on the Student Portal: www.coventry.ac.uk/coursereps Please keep track of who has signed up by checking the portal regularly. You can keep a list of your Course Reps here too as you may need to remind yourself of their details during meetings.

Name

Course

Time

Email

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KEEPING YOUR COURSE REPS ACTIVE We don’t mean two laps around the campus at 6.30am every Monday... although if you think it would help, we would be interested in hearing your findings! It’s a long year and you may find somewhere between term 1 and term 3 that once eager course reps have started to miss forums, not reply to e-mails and hide around corners when they see you coming! So before that happens it’s worth thinking of ways that will keep your Course Reps repping all year round. Here are some tips, please add your own ideas:

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Communication: what interesting ways can you think of communicating with your course reps?

Mentoring: how will you offer support to them?

Engaging: how will you share information with them and encourage them to share with you?

Motivating: how will you make being a Course Rep exciting?


TERM ONE Meeting/Event

Date

Time

Room

Date

Time

Room

SCR Training Session 1 SCR Training Session 2 SCR Training Session 3 Course Rep Training Reps Welcome Meeting Student Forum 1 Student Forum 2 Board of Study All Student Meeting Faculty Reps Conference

TERM TWO Meeting/Event One to One with CUSU Student Forum 3 Student Forum 4 Board of Study Faculty Reps Conference

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TERM THREE Meeting/Event

Date

Time

Room

Student Forum 5 Board of Study Faculty Reps Conference One to One with CUSU

Please note that as BES now only has two terms Student Forum 5 does not apply to undergraduate BES students.

“I enjoyed the board of study meetings as it was a chance to find out what was going on in each area of nursing and for the student forum to discuss any issues that had arose.” - Rebecca Hagger, Pre-registration Nursing, Senior Course Rep 2012/13

“I enjoyed being a Senior Course Rep because I had the chance to do something, to change something and improve things in our faculty. At the same time I developed my communication and organisational skills” - Katherine Salton, English & Languages UG, Senior Course Rep 2012/13

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Reps Welcome Meeting • An introduction to the faculty • Greeting from the Associate Dean • Training activities • Network with staff and Course Reps Faculty Reps Conferences • Work with reps from your department on faculty and departmental issues • Training activities • Speech from Associate Dean Board of Study • A departmental staff meeting • Student Forum minutes are reviewed and discussed Faculty Board • A faculty level staff meeting • Attended by Deputy Faculty Chairs Before a meeting... how will you prepare?

During a meeting... how will you conduct yourself?

After a meeting... what should you remember to do?

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Student Forums are YOUR meetings! They can’t happen without at least one Senior Rep present, so if you know you can’t make a meeting you must talk to your main staff contact about rearranging the date - and let Reps.su@coventry.ac.uk know too! Purpose: • For students to raise issues and give feedback regarding their course to staff How often: • Two in term 1 • Two in term 2 • One in term 3 (CSAD, HLS & EC only) Who attends: • Senior Course Rep Chair • Senior Course Rep Minute Taker • All Course Reps • Main Staff Contact • Selected program managers and/or course tutors

WHO DOES WHAT? ARRANGING STUDENT FORUMS Faculty Staff

Arranges dates and times and books rooms for Student Forums

CUSU Reps Team

Publishes meeting details on the Student Portal

A Senior Rep may request that a forum is rearranged if they are aware they will not be able to attend, providing enough notice is given. Any changes to date/time/location of a forum must be communicated to reps. su@coventry.ac.uk

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INVITING TO STUDENT FORUMS Faculty Staff

The nominated ‘main staff contact’ ensures all other staff that attend are invited

Senior Reps

The Senior Rep Chair shall Chair each forum

CUSU Reps Team

Provides Chair training to all Senior Course Reps

CHAIRING Faculty Staff

If the Senior Rep Chair is unable to attend the forum a staff member should offer to chair as no other reps are trained in Chairing

Senior Reps

The Senior Rep Chair shall Chair each forum

CUSU Reps Team

Provides Chair training to all Senior Course Reps

THE AGENDA A standard agenda has been set for Student Forums (see later in workbook). It is the responsibility of each forum member to print their own agenda if they require one. Faculty Staff

Staff can request items to be added to the agenda by contacting the Senior Reps.

CUSU Reps Team

Can add items to the agenda, if this is done they will e-mail a copy to all Course Reps and the main staff contact

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STUDENT FORUM MINUTES

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Faculty Staff

• If the Senior Rep Minute Taker is unable to attend the forum a staff member should take minutes as no other reps are trained in minute taking. • The Main staff contact will approve the minutes once they have been typed by the SCR Minute Taker, they will then e-mail them back to the Senior Rep. If the nominated staff member is not an academic they must arrange for the minutes to be approved by an academic member of the forum. If the nominated staff member is on annual leave/unavailable then another staff member’s contact details should be passed to the Senior Rep. • Minutes need to be approved and returned to the Senior Rep at least one week in advance of the following Board of Study as Student Forum minutes are reviewed at Board of Study. If minutes are not returned the Senior Rep within seven days they will assume they are correct and will forward them to the SU where they will be uploaded to the portal.

Senior Reps

• The Senior Rep Minute Taker will take the minutes, type them up onto the Minutes Temple, consult with the SCR Chair and then e-mail them to thier main staff contact within 7 days of the meeting. Once the minutes are returned with approval, they will e-mail them to reps.su@ coventry.ac.uk

CUSU Reps Team

• Will upload the minutes onto the Student Portal • Will send reminders to Senior Reps if minutes are late • Provides Minute Taking training to all Senior Course Reps


WHO CHASES ACTIONS? Faculty Staff

If an action needs chasing before the date of the next Student Forum and it is a staff member who is responsible for the action, then the main staff contact will chase the action

Senior Reps

If an action needs chasing before the date of the next Student Forum and it is a Rep who is responsible for the action then the Senior Rep Chair will chase the action

STUDENT FORUM APOLOGIES Faculty Staff

Staff will send their apologies to the nominated staff member

Senior Reps

Shall send their apologies to the other Senior Rep, the main staff contact and reps.su@coventry.ac.uk

CUSU Reps Team

Shall send apologies to the Senior Rep Chair

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WHAT SKILLS HAVE YOU DEVELOped from being a seNior rep? Primarily, the role has developed my interpersonal and assertiveness skills. Dan Waldron, Occupational Therapy Senior Course Rep, 2012/13

Good communication and writing skills through chairing forum meetings. Leadership skills through relating with my Course Reps and time management skills from balancing my studies with the responsibility of being a Senior Course Rep. Kenechukwu Ubosi, MSC Engineering Senior Course Rep, 2012/13

Communicating with staff has taught me to word my sentences in a clear and concise way, instead of waffling! Dan Woodcock, Motorsport Senior Course Rep, 2012/13

Communication, leadership and understanding of problems alongside trying to resolve them, all this achieved through the student forum meetings Chris Stacey, Economics Finance & Accounting UG Senior Course Rep, 2012/13

STATEMENT OF MEMBERSHIP This basically is a list of who attends your Student Forum. Anyone else who attends would be invited as a guest. Please include all of your course reps and all of the staff listed on the Lecturer Contact spreadsheet that you will be sent and complete the statement of membership for your forum. You will need to read this list out at your first forum, and inform the group of any changes (eg additional course reps) at following forums.

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Name

Position Senior Course Rep Chair Senior Course Rep Minute Taker Main Staff Contact

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STUDENT FORUM AGENDA STUDENT FORUM AGENDA 1. Statement of membership 2. Apologies 3. Confirmation of minutes & matters arising 4. Announcements from the Chair 5. Discussion of Student matters University wide matters - IT, library, estates Departmental matters - cross department modules, resources Course Specific matters - Year 1, 2, 3‌ 6. AOB 7. Date of next meeting

The Agenda, Minutes Template and Action Log are all loaded onto your USB sticks or can be downloaded from www.coventry.ac.uk/courserep

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MINUTES TEMPLATE Name of Student Forum: Faculty: Date: Location: Present: In Attendance (any guests at the meeting who do not normall attend): Apologies:

Item

Item name, description and notes

Action

By Whom By When

1. 2. 3.

STUDENT FORUM ACTION LOG Faculty: Student Forum Name: Senior Rep Name/s: Arising from:

Issue:

Action:

Outcome:

(date of Forum

(brief overview of issue

(cut and paste from

(how the issue has been resolved/

action was given)

raised)

minutes)

action completed)

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Follow the agenda and keep in control of the amount of time spent on each item

Bring the meeting to order and regulate the conduct of the meeting

Lead the group towards a decision

Minute all items discussed and actions agreed at the student forum

Check the minutes and ensure they are submitted to reps.su@coventry.ac.uk

Type up minutes on the standard template

Check minutes for accuracy with Senior Course Rep Chair

Ensure that agreed actions are delegated and implemented with an appropriate timescale

Email minutes to Main Staff Contact for approval

Email approved minutes to reps.su@coventry.ac.uk

A complete Minute Taking Guide can be downloaded from the Course Rep portal page

www.coventry.ac.uk/coursereps

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What sort of things are discussed at a student forum? TEACHING ROOM ISSUES

LIBRARY SERVICE / COURSE LITERATURE

IT SERVICE AND COMPUTER RESOURCES

TIMETABLING MATTERS

TEACHING METHORDS AND SUPPORT

ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK

When discussing issues with course reps and students, before presenting them at your student forum you need to do the following: • Get as much information and detail as possible • Make sure the info is FACTUAL • Discuss possible solutions and outcomes The best way to find out what kind of issues are brought up at your forum is to read the minutes from last year... and the year before that if you are really keen! Minutes can be downloaded from www.coventry.ac.uk/coursereps

668 actions were resolved at student forums in 2012/13!

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ISSUES AND SITUATIONS You will find that students and course reps will come to you with a wide variety of issues, complaints, suggestions and problems. You will learn lots from attending training and completing this workbook, but we don’t expect you to know how to handle everything! The following is just an overview of some common things that you may be asked about and what to do:

MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES This is where external forces cause a student’s work to suffer through no fault of their own, for example, bereavement, illness, etc. In these situations the student may be entitled to extended submission deadlines or repeat exams. In the first instance you should advise the student to speak to their course tutor and contact the Student Union Advice Centre (SUAC).

ACADEMIC COMPLAINTS Direct complaints about a lecturer may be resolved by an informal chat, if this is not appropriate you should advise the student to contact SUAC. Never discuss complaints about individual staff members at a student forum.

ACADEMIC APPEALS Sometimes students are unhappy about a mark they receive for their work or an overall grade for their course. There are set procedures and strict time limits for appealing an academic decision therefore any student considering an academic appeal should be directed to the Students’ Union Advice Centre.

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WELFARE ISSUES Students may confide in you regarding welfare or personal issues such as emotional problems, financial problems, accommodation problems or immigration problems. In these situations it is your responsibility to advise them to contact the Student’s Union Advice Centre. Direct complaints about a lecturer may be resolved by an informal chat, if this is not appropriate you should advise the student to contact SUAC. Never discuss complaints about individual staff members at a student forum.

If any issues or complaints of a serious nature such as acts of racism, sexism or sexual harassment are raised as a ‘formal complaint’, you will need to contact the Students’ Union Advice Centre and they will then advise on the best course of action. Remember, if you are unsure of how to handle any matter please contact the CUSU Reps Team for advice Don’t feel pressured to have an answer for every student that comes to you. You may need to discuss a student’s issue with a third party for advice, however if you do, make sure you have permission from the student beforehand.

CUSU CONTACTS Chidimma Okoye, Representation & Welfare Officer repssabb.su@coventry.ac.uk 024 77651345 / 07564131134

Adrien Lennon, CUSU Rep Coordinator a.lennon@coventry.ac.uk 02477655220

Students’ Union Advice Centre suadvice@coventry.ac.uk 02477655200

CUSU Rep Administrator reps.su@coventry.ac.uk 02477651402

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You will be working closely with the Service Reps during the next year...Get to know them as using them will really make your job easier! Who are they? They are nine students appointed to represent the service areas at Coventry University - these are the Library, Estates and IT Services. The team is divided so that each area has three reps assigned to it. What do they do? The Service Reps meet regularly with Senior Management of their assigned area to discuss student issues and gather information to promote back to students. They undertake surveys, compile reports and have a good knowledge of their area. How will they help you? The Service Reps have direct contact with influential staff members in their areas - the people who have the power to make changes! If a student comes to you with an issue relating to a service area, staff at your forum will not necessarily have the contacts to be able to take on the action. You however have an inroad straight to the top by using the Service Reps. Here’s how it should work:

Course Rep with a Library

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Raised at Student Forum - SCR

Service Rep

Library Senior Manager


What does each area cover? Library Availability of books, opening times, helpfulness of staff etc IT Services Remote access, computers and printing anywhere on campus Estates Lighting, heating, ventilation, maintenance, safety, toilets, car park, access control and more! How to contact the Service Reps The service reps have a joint email address, so just send an e-mail to the address listed below and one of the reps will reply to you.

LIBRARY

IT SERVICES

ESTATES

libraryreps.su@coventry.ac.uk

itsreps.su@coventry.ac.uk

estatesreps.su@coventry.ac.uk

Notes ...issues to contact Service Reps about:

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All Senior Course Reps are entered into the Deputy Faculty Chairs (DFCs) election during the first week of November :) There is one DFC position per department and they are voted in by the course reps from that department. The purpose of the role is to provide a departmental contact for all Senior Course Reps, so that any departmental issues which are raised at forums can be directed to the DFC who will discuss them at the appropriate level. Responsibilities • Attend monthly meetings with Heads of Department • Meet with Dean or Associate Dean once a term • Attend Faculty Board Meetings to represent their department • Provide feedback from Faculty Board Meetings to Senior Reps • Meet regularly with the Faculty Chair • Assist in the organisation and delivery of Faculty Reps Conferences • Promote any vacant SCR positions within their department All of the above is IN ADDITION to all Senior Course Rep duties... however you do get an enhanced bursary of £125 for the extra responsibilities! “Being a Deputy Faculty Chair provides you with lots of opportunities to make an impact... You get to network with a wide range of students from all over your faculty, as well as high ranking members of academic staff. It is a chance to make a big impact on the ways that, we as students, are taught now and in the future. Meeting these new and interesting people is a real confidence booster, and the extra boost in confidence is always a bonus within the university and when applying for jobs. It looks great on your CV as it shows you have more to you than just being a book worm...” - Adam King, EC AEE, Deputy Faculty Chair 2012/13

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We asked last years Seniors... What advice would you pass on to next years team of Senior Course Reps? Here’s what they said... Be organised

Recruit as many course reps as you can

Type up minutes asap!

Keep encouraging your course reps

Stay determined

Go for coffee with your course reps

Get to know your main staff contact really well

Be confident speaking to staff

Make sure course reps understand their role

Don’t take responsibility for all actions at the forum

Plan your time well

Always check your email!

Thank your course reps for their work

Give positive feedback at forums as well as issues

Understand how the rep system works

Get on well with your partner

Board of Study is very useful attend and listen in

Try to understand the needs of all students

Balance your rep duties with your studies

Find solutions not just problems

Motivate course reps to come to meetings

Set up a facebook account for your forum

Take notes at Board of Study

Remember to fill in your Action Log as you go along

Be approachable and friendly

Encourage course reps to speak up in meetings

Remember the CUSU Reps Team are there to help you

Tell students about successes from your forum

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Use the following pages to keep notes about each of your forums, you will find the information useful to reflect back on

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STUDENT FORUM 1 DATE: WHO ATTENDED? Name

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Position


APOLOGIES: Name

MAIN TOPICS DISCUSSED:

Position

Notes:

MY ACTIONS: To do

By when

Don’t forget to add all completed actions to your Action Log!

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STUDENT FORUM 2 DATE: WHO ATTENDED? Name

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Position


APOLOGIES: Name

MAIN TOPICS DISCUSSED:

Position

Notes:

MY ACTIONS: To do

By when

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STUDENT FORUM 3 DATE: WHO ATTENDED? Name

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Position


APOLOGIES: Name

MAIN TOPICS DISCUSSED:

Position

Notes:

MY ACTIONS: To do

By when

Don’t forget to add all completed actions to your Action Log!

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STUDENT FORUM 4 DATE: WHO ATTENDED? Name

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Position


APOLOGIES: Name

MAIN TOPICS DISCUSSED:

Position

Notes:

MY ACTIONS: To do

By when

Don’t forget to add all completed actions to your Action Log!

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STUDENT FORUM 5 DATE: WHO ATTENDED? Name

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Position


APOLOGIES: Name

MAIN TOPICS DISCUSSED:

Position

Notes:

MY ACTIONS: To do

By when

Don’t forget to add all completed actions to your Action Log!

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Keep a note of all your successes here ...and remember to let the CUSU Reps Team know about it too. We want to shout about your achievements!!

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What skills did you develop from being a Senior Course Rep? List all the skills you have learnt here, it will help you when reflecting on your role foremployability purposes:

What experiences did you learn from?

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR BURSARY The payment of your bursary will be given in two instalments, one in December/ January and the other in May/June. The bursary will be calculated and issued at your one to one meetings at the Students’ Union - you will be sent an appointment via e-mail. You will receive £50 of your bursary at each one to one appointment providing you have completed all of your designated duties. Term 1 £50

Term 2 and 3 £50

Senior Rep Training Course Rep Recruitment Talks

3x Student Forums 2x Faculty Reps: Conference

Reps Welcome Meeting

2x Board of Study

Course Rep Training

2x SCR 121 Meeting (CUSU)

2x Student Forums 1x Board of Study Faculty Reps Conference All Student Meeting All attendance is logged and tracked using the minutes from the meetings. Nonattendance will affect your bursary. All minutes must be handed in to collect your final bursary. Deputy Faculty Chairs receive an extra £25.

APOLOGIES • If you can’t make a meeting you must remember to send your apologies to the Chair or the secretary of the meeting before the meeting takes place • If you know that you can’t make your student forum then you must contact your partner and your main staff contact to try to rearrange the meeting any changes must be communicated to reps.su@coventry.ac.uk • You will be granted three apologies for the meetings in the table above.

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So by now you should have attended training and worked your way through your workbook... but before you breathe a sigh of relief for making it this far, it would be a good idea to note down a plan of action, or, a what to do next list. Here’s a few things to get you started: 1. Check out the portal for last years minutes and other info: www.coventry.ac.uk/coursereps 2. Introduce yourself to your main staff contact 3. Recruit course reps 4. Fill in workbook sections 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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