FAQs About Class Representatives
Who can be a Class Rep?
Anyone, well almost anyone. You have to be a fully matriculated student at Glasgow University. But you could be any type of student. Part time, full time, first year, final year, post grad, undergrad, international, home. Doing any course in any College/School, all you need is the right attitude.
Why do we need Class Reps?
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. As well as this, they operate as a part of the SRC, meaning that any recurring problems which students are having can be passed through from Student Reps to College / School Conveners and to the Vice President of Learning & Development who can take action on behalf of the students.
How do I become a Class Rep?
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. Don’t worry though; it’s not as daunting as it sounds. 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. Simple.
What are the benefits of being a Class Rep
You’ll gain by getting to know loads of students and staff. You’ll understand the workings of the University better and you’ll be a voice for the students in your class. If you complete the training, your role as Class Rep is recorded as an extra flourish on your academic transcript. Additionally you’ll develop important skills for your CV (or ‘graduate attributes’ as the University calls them) and through the training you’ll get to know all about the SRC and how it works- who knows you might end up SRC President one day.