"Class Rep Training was a really useful session where I learnt all the skills I needed to make sure I felt fully equipped to take part in meetings with staff as an equal. It was also a great way of meeting other Class Reps and making friends in the process.” - Josh Sutherland, Class Rep 08/09
Class Reps are essential to both the University and the SRC. They allow students to air their views to the academics that run their department on issues like course content, teaching and resources. They are the first point of contact for students who have a problem, or suggestion about a class as a whole.
Any student at the University can become a Class Rep all you need is the right attitude. Class Reps are elected in class during the first few weeks of each semester. The class lecturer organises an election, sometimes with assistance from College/School Conveners. It’s quite simple, no big speeches required. Just give a quick “hello", tell the class your name and why you would be a good Class Rep. Postgraduate Research Students fulfilling this role are known as PGR reps.
The SRC provides training for Class and PGR Reps at the beginning of each semester and can be contacted throughout the year for support and advice. Training is an important part of the role and completing it means your role as class or pgr rep can appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report.
If you’ve any questions about being a class or pgr rep, you can get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to sign up for the class rep training, please visit the Class Rep Training signup on the Student Voice website (login with your GUID account).