Student Representation is the way in which students can pass their views and opinions about their University of Exeter student experience on to University staff. They do this by talking to their Student Reps, students who are recruited, trained, and empowered to represent you by collecting your feedback and translating it into positive change.
The executive student officer for academic matters is the Vice President Education, who leads student representation at the institutional level. The VP Education works with the other Full-Time Officers to ensure student views about union affairs, student opportunities, and liberation and equality are all represented effectively.
At college level, the lead representatives are the seven College Officers, and they represent students within each of the six Academic Colleges and the Doctoral 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 (SSLC), or Postgraduate Research Liaison Forum (PGRLF), 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 as well. The SSLC 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 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!