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 Health in Social Sciences, the Undergraduate School Representative is Stephanie Vallancey Martinson and the Postgraduate School Representative is Alice Coulson. 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 Class Representatives who work very closely with the School Representatives, EUSA and the staff to ensure you make the most out of your courses. Potential areas Class Reps may engage with are issues with feedback, course content, and suitability of assessment.
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. The Clinical Medicine and Nursing Interdisciplinary PALS has been in operation for nine years between teaching staff in Nursing Studies in the School of Health in Social Science and the School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine. It is based around the theme of ‘Students as Teachers’ and runs as an extra-curricular activity. The response from both nursing and medical students has been extremely enthusiastic in a student led journal paper published in 2012 (Saunders et al 2012). During the PAL evening sessions, second year nursing and medical students are taught by fourth year nursing students and fifth year medical students. The shared learning is achieved through formal knowledge presentations, case scenario decision-making group work and skills acquisition sessions'. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Further information here: https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/organisation/clinicalnursingPALS/.
In addition to Peer Support opportunities, you can make use of School-specific societies. The Nursing Society is for students in any year and focuses on both professional development and social activities. For more information on this society, please visit:
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