Class and School Reps
What is a Class Rep?
Class Reps are the link between students and staff at the course and departmental level, ensuring that the University is continually listening and engaging with students to improve teaching, learning, assessment, and academic services.
Class Reps feed issues back directly into their departments and courses through Staff-Student Liaison Committees, and can feedback to the Academic Council through their School Reps.
Being a class rep should be a very rewarding experience with plenty of scope for students to gain and develop a whole host of skills. Class Reps are elected in the first two weeks of semester. Course organisers arrange the elections, and provide students with information about the role, and how to stand, in week one. Please contact email@example.com should you have any questions about the Class Rep system.
Class Rep Support
EUSA is here to support you in the role. All Class Reps should be offered the opportunity to take part in a training sesssion to help you develop in the role. A big thank you to those of you who have attended the training so far this year, it is the most Class Reps EUSA has ever trained already!
If you haven't been to a session, don't despair, you can SIGN UP HERE for a session between 4th and 8th February.
Furthermore, there are a series of Class Rep Lunches run in each semester which gives you the chance to meet other reps, hear about what the University and Academic Council are doing and (perhaps most importantly!) enjoy a free lunch. To sign up for the next lunch taking place in KB House on 30th January 2013 then CLICK HERE.
Emails detailing these opportunites amongst others are sent out over the year so you can look forward to hearing from us soon. If you are a Class Rep and don't receive these or if you have any questions, get in touch!
What is a School Rep?
School Reps provide a link between Class Reps and the Academic Council, instigating campaigns and feeding back issues which have been raised by Class Reps or any other students in their School. School Reps also provide guidance to Class Reps in their School and, along with the Vice President Academic Affairs, aim to build effective relationships with University staff, to ensure that students are represented at every level.
There are two Undergraduate School Rep places and one Graduate School Rep per School on the Academic Council .
School Rep Support
There is on-going training throughout the year which will allow you to practice and develop the skills that will help you get the most out of the role. You will be kept up to date with information on this training via email once elected.
There will be meetings of Academic Council every third Monday throughout the semester. This is your opportunity to gather with other reps and students from across the university and decide on the issues you want to campaign on. Task Groups can be formed as a result of these discussions. This year, Academic Council is focussing on Hidden Course Costs and Academic Feedback.
School Reps are also welcome at the Class Rep Lunches. This provides the ability to mix with Class Reps and find out what their concerns are as well as the ability to engage with the University on academic issues.
If there is anything you feel you need support with and you are not receiving it currently then you should get in touch with Andrew Burnie, the Vice President Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop by the EUSA Office in Potterrow.