- Training – all course reps should attend the training we provide. This will give you a chance to develop your ideas on collecting student feedback, help you to become an effective bystander, learn how to chair a meeting and help you understand how you can get involved in quality at the University. You will also find out about all the support and advice we can offer you
- Collecting feedback – As a course rep, you will actively find out the issues affecting students on your course. This involves effective communication by taking part in regular student forums and briefing meetings. We can help you think of new and innovative ways to collect feedback from your peers. We can also provide platforms such as Survey Hero for you to utilise.
- Problem solving – During your time as course rep, you will meet with your Head of Department and identify an area where your programme is not doing as well as it should be, or an area where you would be interested to find out whether or not students are satisfied with their learning experience. From this you will get an opportunity to look into the area and suggest recommendations for the University to take forward.
- Committee meetings – You will attend the relevant Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) and discuss any issues/ changes to the course this is your chance to feedback to the University and work with other course reps to obtain solutions. You will also attend any agenda setting meetings for students before the SSLC.
- Support – Within the Guild you will be appointed a Student Voice Coordinator (SVC) who will support you throughout the year. You can arrange catch ups and attend regular 1:1s with the SVC to obtain information and support.