Course Rep REPRESENTATION rep·re·sen·ta·tion noun ‘the action of speaking or acting on behalf of someone’ (The Oxford English Dictionary) What is a COURSE REP • Official, elected, voice for students studying at the University of Surrey How do reps ‘represent’ their peers • Engage with the staff and tutors • Be an effective channel for communicating information between staff and students • Engaging with the Students’ Union – reflecting views • Accessible – without student input you have no-one to represent • Impartial view point • Feedback How do reps ‘represent’ their peers ‘The process’ 1. Find out when SSLC meetings are. 2. Notify students and ask for views that need to be expressed. 3. Attend SSLC meeting. 4. Feedback to students and USSU. Connecting with the Union • Regular feedback • Sharing information • Training Link through VP Education USSU expectation of you • Attend relevant meetings • Consult with your peers on issues related with your course • Represent your peers at meetings • Feedback to your peers • Share issues with fellow reps • Attend relevant meetings • Keep in touch with VP Education YOUR expectation of USSU • Contact you by week 5 of semester 1 with details of training sessions to be held. The times and days should be varied allowing all Student Representatives to attend • Arrange a means of discussion between all Student Representatives within a Faculty/Department before each meeting of Faculty Learning Teaching Committee, • Ensure that contact details are available for you to contact your Vice President Education with any queries or problems • Offer advice and guidance to enable you to represent your students effectively Moving Forward Being a Course Rep is like…………………..