Course Reps

Course Reps are the link between students across the University and the Guild Officers working with staff and fellow students to improve learning experience – identifying and discussing issues which affect their course and helping to come up with solutions. All undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Liverpool have at least one Course Rep for each course year.

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  • Attend the training provided by the Guild of Students. This will give you a chance to develop your ideas on collecting student feedback, and you’ll find out about all the support and advice we can offer you.
  • Actively find out the issues affecting students on your course. This involves effective communication.
  • 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.
  • Attend the relevant Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) and discuss any issues/ changes to the course. Again, this is discussed further below.
  • Attend an agenda setting meetings for students before the SSLC.
  • Attend any other relevant committees in your Faculty or School. This will depend on your Faculty but some reps will be asked to sit on some school and faculty committees to ensure that the student voice is represented higher up the structure. This can form part of your Enhancement Activity and help you towards accreditation for the HEAR.
  • Experience of work in the Higher Education sector
  • Influence university decisions
  • Represent peers
  • Project planning
  • Formal accreditation – your role will be recognised on your Higher Education Achievement Report when you leave University.
  • Develop your own suggestions, by leading on an Enhancement Project in collaboration with other students and your Head of Department.

For most schools and departments Course Rep recruitment will take place in October each year. During this first week of teaching, students are asked if they would like to volunteer as a Course Rep; there should then be a selection process or an election where the Course Reps for the year are confirmed. Reps should be recruited and added to the database by Monday 8th October 2018.

Training will take place on Wednesday 10th October from 13:00-16:00 and from 17:00-20:00 (only required to attend one day). Attendance at training is compulsory to be receive the HEAR accreditation.

Sessions will also be running on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October from 09:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:30.

To become a Course Rep, contact your Course Leader to put your name forward within the first week of the academic year. If you have any questions or would like more support contact Kylie Williams. (to go in where necessary?)