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Course Reps & Elections
What is a Course Rep?
A Course Rep is a student elected by their cohort to collect feedback throughout the academic year. They then collate and prepare this feedback before taking it to a Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) where they will sit down with lecturers, course leaders and senior staff to ensure to present their feedback.
When do the Course Rep elections take place?
September 2020 Course Reps are elected in the first three Teaching Weeks of Term 1.
How does the Course Rep Election work?
In Teaching Week 1 and 2 you will have the opportunity to nominate yourself online. To do this you will have to log on to our website using you E-Vision username (i.e. ab123) and password (DDMMYY).
In Teaching Week 3 students will vote online using their login details to vote for the Course Reps they would like to see elected in their cohort and year of study.
Remember you can vote for yourself if you are running to be a Course Rep! At the end of the week the votes will be counted and the winners informed that they have been elected, in Teaching Week 4 and 5 Course Reps will have to attend a lunchtime training session.
What is an SSLC?
The abbreviation stands for Student Staff Liaison Committee, these are the meetings that occur each academic term, so three times in the academic year. These are the meetings that Course Reps are expected to attend or feed in to. These meetings are a brilliant opportunity to understand what is going on behind the scenes, gain experience in meeting etiquette and build rapport with academic staff during your time at university. It is not complusary to attend these meetings as a Course Rep, but highly recommended, what is expected as a minimum is that the Course Rep give their feedback in advance to a Student Union Coordinator to take to the SSLC on their behalf.