Course Reps are an important link between the students and staff on your course. Get EDGE accreditation for your role as Course Rep by completing at least 1 training session and relevant documentation.
Outline of Activity
Central to the ongoing development and success of our academic representation structure we have around 800+ students stepping into the Course Rep role each year. As the largest group of student volunteers here at Ulster they ensure the student voice is heard and valued on each course and programme. By actively seeking student opinion Course Reps act as the official, elected voice of their course colleagues. Collaborating with Course/ Subject directors and their Students’ Union, Course Reps enable and improve communication with the student body, feed into quality assurance processes, and are pro-active in helping to resolve issues relating to the student learning experience.
Within your role as Class Rep you will:
- Represent the views of all students within your course informally to your Course/ Programme Director and formally through your Staff Student Consultative Committee meeting.
- Pro-actively find resolutions and improvements to the student learning experience.
- Promote and communicate your role within UUSU and the University to all students within your course.
Personally you will get a lot from knowing you have made a real difference and have had a positive impact on the learning experience of your course colleagues;
- Professionally there are a number of transferable skills which our Course Reps report that they have developed, not least Communication, Leadership, Negotiation and Time management skills.
- Improve your understanding of the University and Students’ Union systems and influencing their direction;
- Develop stronger links with staff on your course;
- Meet new people on your course, and making your time more enjoyable;
- Gain accreditation for your time in the role, it’s an EDGE accredited activity!
You need to make sure you have registered with us as a Course Rep, attended at least one of our training sessions (either on campus or online) and completed the Handover Document.
The template for the Handover Document can be found here and includes all the information you will need:
UUSU Course Rep Handover Document - Download
Level of Commitment
Some periods in the semester will be busier than others, depending on whether you have meetings or training to attend. Taking this into consideration you should probably expect to volunteer an average of one hour per week to the role (around 30 hours over the two semesters).