Course Representatives are an integral part of our partnership approach to embed student voice in decision-making at all levels of UWTSD. Although Course Reps are student representatives, for our system to be effective academic staff have a role to play in ensuring that reps are elected for all courses.
Course Reps serve as a conduit for student voice and in their roles on Staff-Student Committees and within the Students' Union provide feedback on all aspects of the educational experience, such as curriculum development, feedback and assessment, course structure, facilities and resources, teaching/learning approaches, and the general academic experience of their fellow students. This feedback and the representatives themselves will play a key role in internal quality processes such as Annual Programme Reviews and School and Faculty level reviews.
Once elected, training is provided to all Reps by the Students' Union, supported by the University's Student Experience department.
If you want to find out who your Course Rep is or want to learn about the process of becoming one, you can contact Bea or come down to the Students’ Union where an officer or staff member will be able to assist you.
Attend and participate in all Staff/Student Committees (School level) meetings (three a year)
Attend Course Rep training provided by the Students’ Union
Meet with their Faculty Rep and other Course Reps in the Faculty to discuss ideas & issues
Promote the role and how students can get in touch with them
Keep the Students’ Union informed of activity and issues
Participate in Annual Programme Reviews
Talk to students on their course and find out their ideas and issues
Promote student feedback opportunities such as student feedback surveys and Student Forums
Bespoke Course Rep training to equip Reps for the year ahead
Regular and practical briefings on issues relevant to their role
Access to additional and voluntary training content
Online resources to recognise their progress and achievements
Opportunity to attend a University-wide Course Representative Conference
Regular contact with Students’ Union officers and staff
Help to promote their role and opportunities for students to get involved in providing feedback and shaping their educational experience