The SSLC Engineering Postgraduate SSLC took place on the 20th of October, from which I took part representing the MSc Sustainable Energy Systems along with my colleague Tianyu Li.
This is my first experience as Class Rep and at a SSLC, but I'm trying not to stress myself much out of it. Our course has about 65 students from several different nationalities. We use a Facebook group and Whatsapp chat where we all try to help each other out and arrange social activities and a Dropbox to post books or solved problems. We also have already arranged a class BBQ and an international potluck to share our cooking from all over the world.
As for the meeting, I spoke in behalf of our course and highlighted some of the positive and negative points which we encountered in our course so far. I shared that my classmates found the class recording very useful so far and the "Start, stop, continue" feedback sheet helped to improve some details in one of our subjects. The main problem I identified so far was that some students were complaining about a specific subject (Mechanical Fundamentals) and that they weren't happy with the way that content for this subject was being presented. So I asked them to send me emails with comments, critics and suggestions about the subject and I sent them over to our Programme Director so that he could look into this issue. After that, he sent me an email saying he was working to improve the subject and so I shared at the meeting that we were already working into this problem.
Also, prior to the SSLC meeting I sent an email to all our classmates asking if they had any more comments or issues that I should report at the meeting, and the only response I had was an email from one person saying he was happy with the course so far. Therefore, I concluded that our course is generally happy with the course so far and we would communicate in case further problems arise.