Student Representation is the way by which students give their views and opinions on their courses and educational experience to the University; through talking to their Reps.
The lead executive student officer is the Vice-President Education, who is also assisted on postgraduate issues by the VP Postgraduate.
At college level, the lead Representatives are the College Officers, and they represent students at the level of each academic college, working closely with the VP Education and other Full-Time Officers.
At discipline level, the lead Representatives are the Subject Chairs, and they support the Subject Reps through the work of their student councils to ensure the student voice is listened to, and acted upon.
For research degrees, the lead Representatives are the Graduate Research Student Reps, who represent the students in their respective disciplines and research groups.
Collecting YOUR VIEWS!
Student Representatives collect opinions, praise and concerns from students about their University experience. This feedback is then presented at meetings of the Student/Staff Liaison Committee, or SSLC, with the aim of reaching a positive outcome for students.
The SSLC is primarily a meeting of the subject's student council and the Director of Education for that subject, but may be attended by additional staff members, and is open to all students in the department to attend as observers.
Following the SSLC meeting, the student council will report back to students on the actions decided that are directly related to the initial feedback, and any progress made thereafter.
For research degrees, the Postgraduate Research Liaison Forums (PGRLFs) take the place of SSLCs. PGRLFs are a meeting of the PGR reps for that discipline or college with the Director of Postgraduate Research or Director of Doctoral Studies for that discipline or college.
Being a Rep
If you would like to be one of the student reps who gathers views and opinions from students on your course, you can read the role descriptions here or apply now!