A Faculty Rep is a student appointed by the SU to represent the views of students at Faculty Board Meetings. It’s the Faculty Reps responsibility to collect feedback from Course Reps and the general student body, and feed that in to the Student’s Union and the Faculty so improvements can be made towards a better, more organized and more inclusive Academic Experience.
Our Faculty Reps work alongside the elected student body Presidents, SU staff and senior management within the University to develop courses and discuss the ideas and suggestions of students.
We currently have 9 Faculty Rep positions, filled with dedicated, passionate students who want to listen to your views, as students. Each Faculty Rep is trained by the Students’ Union and have knowledge of the University, Students’ Union and wider world of higher education.
As all our Student Leaders, Faculty Reps are trained in Consent, Diversity and Mental Health so they Champion the ethos of being an Active Bystander.
A faculty is made up of a number of academic schools or clusters, which are in turn made up of a number of courses. Each Faculty has a Dean, who manage and oversee each of the programme directors and staff members. Each Dean chairs their Faculty Board Meeting and works alongside the SU and Faculty Rep to bring your ideas to life.
If you have ideas, suggestions or complaints, you should speak to your Course Rep. We’re working on school based posters so it will be easy to find out who your Course Rep is, and how to contact them. Alternatively, you can come and speak to your Faculty Rep at one of our Pop Up Unions. Each month, each of the Faculty Reps designate 6 hours to Student Engagement, so take the opportunity to find out what their pledges are and what they’re working on. You can read your Faculty Reps report, which will be published after each meeting on our blog.
If you’re interested in becoming a Faculty Rep, you can email Bea Fallon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on the role, the bursary you’ll receive for all your hard work and the skills and development you’ll gain.
Applications for Faculty Rep positions will close in March 2019, ready to train and appoint for the year 2019/20. Just email Bea will a Covering Letter with why you think you’d be great, and a little information about your course, campus and ideas.
We’re currently training our Faculty Reps, and hope to have profiles available in September. So keep an eye out on our Social Media and website for when they go live!