Course Rep Training 2014-15

Report
Daniel Curran & Emma Peagam
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Ice Breaker
The SU
Your role
Structure
Who you will work with
Communication
Reporting problems
Chairing meetings
Scenarios
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Understand your role and responsibilities
Feel confident to attend and chair SSC
meetings
Lead on improvements for fellow student’s
learning experience
Desert Island
• One piece of music
• One book
• One luxury item (No boats or
planes…)
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Run By elected students
Many events and activities
Welfare and advice
ULet Housing
Student Media
Sports Club
Societies
Facebook.com/SURHUL
@SURHUL
su.rhul.ac.uk
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What do you think the key tasks are and what
skills are good for them?
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Accurate
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Depersonalised
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Balanced
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Constructive
Structure
President
Education & Campaigns
Emma Peagam
Academic
Affairs
Forums
Academic Affairs Officer
Chris Wall
Academic Board
& other Uni
Committees
Student Staff
Committee
Faculty Reps
Department Reps
Department
Forums
Course Reps
Students
Student Staff
Committee
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Department Rep
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Faculty Rep
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Academic Affairs Officer (Student Executive)
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Sabbatical
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Course
STUDENTS
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OTHER COURSE REPS
College
FACULTY ADMINISTRATORS
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ACADEMIC STAFF
DEPARTMENTAL BOARD
STUDENT/STAFF LIAISON COMMITTEE
Union
SU EXCUTIVE & SABBATICAL OFFICERS
STUDENTS’ UNION STAFF
EDUCATION COUNCIL
Communicating with your department
 Be diplomatic
 Always keep a record of your correspondence
 Always remember you are representing students
 Try to solve problems at the lowest level
Communicating with your fellow Classmates
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Ask for 5 mins in lecture
Facebook
Face to Face
Emails
Surveys/Polls
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SSC meetings
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Key contact staff
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Lecturers
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Central services
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Resources available
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How realistic
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Innovation
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Ask around
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What to do Before/During/After
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3 per year
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Chairing
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Agenda
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and
Cultures
Student Staff Committee Meeting
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Absences/Apologies
Matters Arising
Review of Academic Year 2012/13
(Document 1 Attached)
Proposed Modern Languages Course Restructure
(Document 2 Attached)
Change to College Exam Schedule. Department Feedback.
(Document 3 Attached)
Staff-Student Behavioural Agreement
Student Feedback
A.O.B.
Discuss the following your Groups
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What is a good meeting?
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What rules could you follow?
Get into groups and discuss your scenario
Think of what can be done in each case
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A Student comes to you and tells you that they are depressed
as a result of moving away from home
A Student tells you they are finding it difficult budgeting and
is worried they may have to quit their course if this doesn’t
change
A student with mobility problems wants to know what
support the University offers
A Student has told you they are having problems with their
old landlord who refuses to return their deposits without a
justified reason
A student ask you if there is a group or society for the course
they are on
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Union Advice Centre (SU upstairs)
Financial Advice service (Founder’s West 150)
ULet Housing service (SU upstairs)
Disability and Dyslexia support (Founder's
West 151)
Medical care & Advice (Founder’s East 1st
floor)
Counselling (Founder’s West 17)
Training
Course
Rep
awards
Certificate
Social
events
Holloway
Passport
Practical
Experience
Career
Development
New skills &
Networks
Increased
Confidence
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Education Council
◦ 18th November 6pm
◦ 24th February 6pm
◦ 19th May 6pm
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General Meetings this term
◦ 11th November
◦ 2nd December
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Understand your role and responsibilities
Feel confident to attend and chair SSC
meetings
Lead on improvements for fellow student’s
learning experience
Think of what we can do for you
• Future training/support?
• Website and what on it?
• Resources to provide?
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Daniel Curran – Representation & Engagement Coordinator
[email protected]
Emma Peagam – President Education & Campaign
[email protected]
Chris Wall – Academic Affairs Officer
[email protected]

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