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Welcome to the Business School Representation page.

Here you will find useful information about your School’s student representation system.
 

 

First of all, let us introduce you to your School Representatives. Each School has two School Reps whose role is to listen to you and bring any issues you raise to the relevant staff and committee meetings, such as the Student-Staff Liaison Committee or your School Council. In the Business School, the Undergraduate School Representative is Vidur Khanna. The Postgraduate School Representative will be elected and announced in October, so watch this space! Feel free to get in touch with them if you feel that you have something important to say to the School. Your School also contains Programme Representatives, who represent each year and programme cohort in the School. All these reps work very closely with the School Representatives, Edinburgh University Students' Association and the staff to ensure you make the most out of your courses.

 

The School Council is a democratic structure and forum that enables you to take a proactive approach to your student life. It is a way for you and your coursemates to voice your opinions about what is going on in your School, and you are entitled to bring up issues and ideas that you consider relevant to the student experience in these meetings. You can ask your School Representatives to talk on behalf of you, or you can talk for yourself and count on their help to bring these issues forward and support you. They take place at least once a semester, so keep an eye out for updates from your Reps and don’t forget to attend – the more students that show up, the better! Last year, the Council focused in particular upon improving and supporting interaction between Undergrads and Postgrads.
 

Another important thing to look out for in your School is Peer Learning. The Peer Learning programmes are student-led initiatives that offer academic guidance for newer students by more experienced students. In the Business School, students are offered BizPALS (Business Peer-Assisted Learning Scheme) which is associated with two first year courses - Accountancy 1A and Study Skills for Business.  BizPALS provide an additional means of study support for students, enabling them to consolidate their knowledge and learning gained from lectures and tutorials in an informal, student-focused environment.  BizPALS have regular contact with the course organisers and feedback any issues arising from the course. These sessions are run by trained Student Leaders and are a great chance to improve academic performance, get support and create lasting friendships.
 

Another important thing to look out for in your School is BizPALS (Business Peer-Assisted Learning Scheme), where more experienced students offer academic support and advice to first year students. This Scheme is associated with the two first year courses: Accountancy 1A and Study Skills for Business. BizPALS provide an additional means of study support for students, enabling them to consolidate their knowledge and learning gained from lectures and tutorials in an informal, student-focused environment.  BizPALS have regular contact with the course organisers and feedback any issues arising from the course. These sessions are run by trained Student Leaders and are a great chance to improve academic performance, get support and create lasting friendships.  Find out more here:

 

https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/support_and_advice/peer_learning_and_support/get_peer_support/find_a_project/organisation/bizPALS/.

 

In addition to Peer Support opportunities, you can make use of School-specific societies. Whether you are looking for support in your studies, meeting like-minded students, networking or keeping up-to-date with your field of study’s latest news, they are the place to be! In the School of Business you can find the Business Society (also known as Biz Soc). This is a great society for those looking for like-minded fellow students who are passionate about business. They hold regular careers events, talks, workshops, and networking forums, check them out to make the best out of what they have to offer!

 

If you believe something is missing from this page, please contact reps@eusa.ed.ac.uk

Role

Undergraduate School Representative