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Course Rep Training. Learning Objectives. By the end of this session you will be able to Identify your roles and responsibilities as a course rep Describe how and why student views are used by the University and the Students’ Union Identify the skills required to be a successful course rep

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learning objectives
Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to

  • Identify your roles and responsibilities as a course rep
  • Describe how and why student views are used by the University and the Students’ Union
  • Identify the skills required to be a successful course rep
  • Consider how best to deal with various scenarios that you could face as a course rep
  • Describe the resources and support available to you as a course rep
questions
Questions

Why did you become a course rep?

What do you think the most important

task of a course rep is?

Who are course reps accountable to?

finding out the views of your peers
Finding out the views of your peers
  • Posters in departments
  • Lecture shouts
  • Canvassing opinion
  • Holding surgeries or drop-ins
  • Having your details on a departmental website http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/students/feedback/sscc/index.php
  • Emailing people
  • Campus Connection forum
staff student consultative committees
Staff Student Consultative Committees
  • SSCCs – happen in each department at least once a term
  • Academics and students represented
  • Every department is different!
  • Your chance to raise the views of your peers and resolve them with the staff in your department
taking an issue further
Taking an issue further

The Issue

SSCC

Academic

Boards

Taught

Courses

Committee

Teaching

Committee

University

Senate

University

Council

feeding back to your peers
Feeding back to your peers
  • Representation is a two way process!
  • Use the same methods as before – emails, noticeboards, etc
  • Circulate the minutes of meetings to show what has been discussed
  • Consult students on any relevant issues
  • Make sure they know how hard you are working on their behalf!
feeding into the students union
Feeding into the Students’ Union

Union Council

Education Committee

Inter-site Officer

Students’ Union Exec

Education Officer

Academic Board Reps

Inter-site Worker

Students

Healthcare Students

frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t make a meeting?

Will I be seen as a pain by my tutors?

Will being a course rep look good on my

CV?

questions to ask your department
Questions to ask your department

Who are the other members of the SSCC?

When and where do the meetings take place?

How do I let the department know that I have

individual requirements for the meeting?

When and how do I get an item on the

agenda?

When and how will I get papers for the

meeting?

questions to ask your department11
Questions to ask your department

Who do I let know if I can’t make a meeting?

When and how will I get copies of the minutes?

How do I get copies of past minutes?

Does the department offer any administrative

support to reps?

Does the department offer any help to reps

in communicating to students in the

department?

resources and support
Resources and Support
  • Intersite Support Worker
  • Education Officer
  • Education Worker
  • Other course reps
  • Chair of the SSCC
  • School based admin staff
  • Further training, including “Further Skills for Course Reps” sessions
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Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to

  • Identify your roles and responsibilities as a course rep
  • Describe how and why student views are used by the University and the Students’ Union
  • Identify the skills required to be a successful course rep
  • Consider how best to deal with various scenarios that you could face as a course rep
  • Describe the resources and support available t you as a course rep