Get Involved! Become a Course Rep or School Rep

Your School is looking for Course Reps and a School Rep for 2015-16. School and Course Reps are the link between the students and staff in all of the Schools in Queen’s.

They listen to the views, opinions and suggestions of students and feed these back to University staff members. They work hard to improve their fellow students’ time at Queen’s by making the changes they want to see happen.

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Each year of each course at Queen’s has its own Course Rep.

They:
• Represent the students on their course
• Tell the staff in their School about any academic issues
• Listen to their fellow students’ views and feed these back at Staff Student Consultative Committee meetings (SSCCs) (usually 4 per year)
• Make the students in their course aware of what takes place at SSCCs
• Give the School feedback on proposed changes that they may suggest
• Work with staff members to make the changes students want

By becoming a Course Rep you will develop a wide range of skills, meet new people and be rewarded with a Queen’s Degree Plus Award. Full training is also provided through a compulsory training session and additional optional training throughout the year.

If you would like to nominate yourself to become a Course Rep, just complete a nomination form and an equality monitoring form and submit them to your School Office by their specified date.

If a number of students nominate themselves for the role of Course Rep, an election will be held where all the students of the Course will vote on who they want to become their Course Rep. Your School will let you know when this will take place.

For more information about being a Course Rep, please contact your School or Hannah Niblock, Student Officer Education on su.vpeducation@qub.ac.uk

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Each School at Queen’s has one School Rep. They have more responsibility than Course Reps as they represent all of the students in the School. School Reps have similar responsibilities as Course Reps and in addition they:
• Chair their School’s SSCC meetings (usually 4 per year)
• Are a member of Union Council where they can make decisions on what the Union does
• Attend Academic Board meetings where Student Reps and senior University staff meet to discuss University-wide issues
• Sit on other School Committees that make important decisions which impact on students
• Produce a one-page newsletter each semester for the students in their School
• Are a voice of encouragement for Course Reps

Becoming a School Rep is a really rewarding leadership role and you can make a huge impact in your School. You’ll learn new skills, meet new people and be rewarded with a Queen’s Degree Plus Award. Full training is also provided through three compulsory training sessions and additional optional training throughout the year.

If you would like to nominate yourself to become a School Rep, just complete a nomination form and an equality monitoring form and submit them to your School Office by their specified date.

If a number of students nominate themselves for the role of School Rep, an election will be held where the students of the School will vote on who they want to become their School Rep. This will take place on Tuesday 20 October via Queen’s Online.

For more information about being a School Rep, please contact your School or Hannah Niblock, Student Officer Education on su.vpeducation@qub.ac.uk

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