Do you want to get involved in Academic Representation?
We hope you have all had a well deserved break, welcome if you are new (and welcome back to our previous course reps!) If you are a returning Course Rep, we really hope you have enjoyed being apart of the team and if you have why not go for the role again?! Wether you want to to try a new role such as becoming a Chair, Secretary or have really enjoyed being apart of such a supportive team then why not begin on your manifesto now ready in time for elections.
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What is Academic Representation?
The SU's Academic Representation system works in partnership with the University to ensure that students have a say on their educational experience here at Warwick. The Students’ Union supports student reps and University staff in order to establish an effective partnership with the power to make change. Our aim is to ensure that the student voice is heard, discussed and acted upon.
Can I get involved?
Yes, of course! There are many different ways, one in which is to become a Course Representative. Every year, new course reps are elected to represent you. The role of a course rep is to gain feedback from students on the course and they then discuss this with the University at a Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC). This can lead to constructive changes to your course, such as receiving specific learning resources, improvements to timetabling, or continuing something on the course that you enjoy! Our Rep system encourages all channels of feedback and communication to be supportive and accessible to all, allowing you to have the best student experience possible.
Why should I become a Course Rep?
Stand out on your CV! - When applying for jobs you need all the experience you can, and putting this on your CV will help you to stand out.
Make changes for now, and the future! - The changes that you help to make as a Course Rep can support and make a real difference. Making a difference can be timetabling, modules or even setting up something new like a drop in cafe, breakfast mornings and many more ideas.
Take part in events - The SU Education Team have created events such as Christmas Parties and the Course Rep Conference to develop your skills as a Course Rep and meet other Course Reps from different departments! Past events have included special guests (and even goodie bags!)
Training - Full training will be provided so you will be able to carry out your role confidently.
Support - In this role you will be given lots of support! You will have an Academic Convenor who will be in your SSLC meetings and a SU Representative who you can contact at any time.
How do I become a Course Rep?
Course Reps are elected in the Autumn Election period for 1st Year Students, Postgraduates, and vacant roles in continuing years. Continuing Years elect their Course Reps in the Summer Election Period. Elections for WBS Course Reps are currently on MyWBS. You can nominate yourself to represent your Course on the Elections page. Your Course & Year will automatically be shown when you go to nominate yourself. You can add a photo and a description on why you should be elected in the Manifesto section.
Once Course Reps are elected, they will get training through the Students’ Union to help them in their role and how to use the resources available. You will get a link to self-enrol to the course on Moodle the week after you are elected and the live sessions will take place in the following weeks. The first SSLC will take place from Week 5 of Term 1.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Your Course Reps
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Postgraduate - Social Science Faculty