Become a Faculty Rep

Tuesday 29-05-2018 - 15:59



Dear Course Reps,


Your Officers would like to thank you for another great year! We recruited over 450 Course Reps this year, who fed back on a number of student-led suggestions.


Course Reps have had a massive impact on the student experience this year, working on everything from more international opportunities to ensuring more students can benefit from guest lecturers. We love to see our Course Reps challenging us on our engagement, communication and ways to improve your experience as student leaders.


A number of Course Reps fed back that they would like to engage more with their Faculty Representative, working together to channel student feedback from yourselves and from your classmates. We want you to apply to become your Faculty’s next Representative. We want to hear from undergraduates and postgraduates, students from any background or course. All we ask is that you have been a Course Rep.


So what does a Faculty Rep actually do? Faculty Reps are a key asset to the Students Union as they not only liaise with you, the Course Reps, but they report to and challenge an array of staff within the University to better the student experience. Working through suggestions, complaints, and queries, the Faculty Rep is one of the key voices for your academic improvement. They sit alongside the Campus and Group Presidents to make sure that the University is constantly thinking of student input when it comes to making changes that directly affect the students on your course.


We’ve reviewed and improved the Faculty Rep role to include Engagement hours, so if you decide to put yourself forward, we’ll work alongside you at Pop-Up Unions, Feedback Forums and help you prepare your Faculty Board reports in a way that captures the true voice of Course Reps.


We want you to make the role your own, so ideas that you might have to engage your Faculty’s student body, we are all ears to hear.


What do I get in return? As well as, from taking a lead and being a key voice for students, you’ll also be trained to a high level so you can write constructive reports and communicate effectively.


So if you’re looking for some experience to make your CV stand out to future employers or institutions, this is the opportunity for you! As a bonus, we offer a 3 part bursary for the year to complete this role, so a little something to reward you for your hard work and dedication.


Of course, we know being a student takes up a lot of time as it is, so we will only ask for 6 hours per month, and during busy periods, flexible to move those hours to suit your needs.


You can put yourself forward for this role by emailing with the subject 'I Want To Be A Faculty Rep'. Those shortlisted will be emailed and interviews arranged. You will need to be available over the summer period for training, dates to be arranged with successful applications. The deadline is 15 June 2018.


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