About School and Course Reps
Course Representatives are voted in by their peers to deal with issues at course level liaising with students, academic staff and the SU. Issues they deal with can include temperatures in lecture theatres, teaching styles and assignment and module content amongst others. Course Representatives must attend Programme Boards twice a year to meet with academic staff on their course and give feedback. They must also attend a Course Representative Forum and Course Representative Conference, which occur once a semester, allowing the Course Representatives to meet with fellow Course Representatives within their School and University-wide. Course Representatives are supported by SU Student Support (SUSS) via the Representation & Campaigns Coordinator & Representation Assistant, compulsory training and the School Representatives. School Representatives go through a recruitment process and are members of staff in the Representation department of SU Student Support (SUSS).
School Representatives receive feedback from Course Representatives on individual courses and deal with issues at school level by liaising with senior academic staff. School Representatives attend higher-level meetings and boards within the university and SU such as Student Experience Sub Committee and Learning and Teaching. School Representatives are supported by the Representation & Campaigns Coordinator, training and the SU Officers.