Event Description


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Academic Representation Leadership Conference

Academic Representation Leadership Conference

The Students’ Guild and the University of Exeter are hosting the very first Academic Representation Leadership Conference.

20/10/2018 13:30

Forum, Streatham Campus

The Students’ Guild and the University of Exeter are hosting the very first Academic Representation Leadership Conference, open to all Academic Reps, Subject Chairs and College Officers. The conference will focus on current issues within Higher Education, with a series of talks and workshops delivered by guests, including Exeter alumni who were AcReps themselves, that speak to various aspects of your roles, and provide you with further training and skills development that will help you fulfil them throughout the year.

There will be two streams of workshops, summarised below, and you can choose to attend whichever are most important to you. You can sign up to the sessions when purchasing your FREE ticket!

Workshop Title

Session Brief



Effective campaigning – how to drive change

This session will guide you on how to make things happen, and drive change both locally within your departments, and more widely across the institution. It will also cover what you can do when it feels like nothing is moving forward.



Representing students who aren’t like me

The University is a diverse place, with people from different countries and backgrounds. This session will help you be a representative to all your colleagues.


Conflict Management

Change is not always an easy process, and you may experience conflict whilst representing your colleagues. This session will help you manage relationships, and situations where this may occur, effectively.


SMART Planning

A goal without a plan is just a dream. This session will guide you through SMART planning and how to deliver your goal.



The Feedback Loop

Feedback is key for Academic Representation. This session will help you encourage students to give feedback, present it constructively to academics and feed the outcomes back to students.


Can you SSL-see me?

This session will help you to increase the visibility of your role as a Rep and the work of your Subject Council / SSLC as a whole.



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