Student Academic Representative (StARs) Scheme Training 2013-14. Please sign the register and take a seat. What today’s session will cover. StARs scheme at London Met Welcome & Ice-breaker Quality Assurance Role of a StAR? Advice and support Make yourself known Feedback
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Student Academic Representative (StARs) Scheme Training 2013-14
Please sign the register and take a seat
StARs scheme at London Met
Understand the role of a StAR
Group Activity 1
To represent students views and opinions on all matters relating to teaching and learning in an effort to continuously improve the student learning experience in partnership with the institution and Students’ Union.
How can you make yourself known as a StAR?
Introduce yourself to your class mates and make regular announcements in class ‘lecture shout-outs’
Collect the names and emails of the student on your course and email them
Work with the Sabbatical officers and Faculty StARs
Join StARs AT LONDON MET face-book group
Use the Weblearn organisation and discussion group
Carry out a survey or questionnaire to find out what students think
Ask in your Faculty if you can use a notice board or part of a notice board to publicise yourself
Communicate information your receive from the Students’ Union, University, National Union of Students (NUS) and other external student focused organisations
Make friends and work in partnership with other StARs in your faculty
Communicate with the StARs doing the same course as you but in different years, work together!
What areas could you feedback on?
Group Activity 2 instruction sheet
Flowchart (next slide)
Group Activity 2
What should you do before, during and after a course committee meeting?
Use group activity 2 hand out
Group Activity 2
Sometimes you may have a widely felt, deeply felt and winnable issue which you can’t make any real progress on. In this situation you may decide to launch a campaign and take some action.
In this situation you should discuss with the Students’ Union officers. They, along with Students’ Union staff can assist you in launching the campaign.
Contact and work with the Students’ Union, who have the resources to run an effective campaign. Running campaigns and taking action is a whole topic in its own right, but here are a few hints: