History Course Rep (Drop-in Centre)

The initiative is designed to provide History students with an informal and welcoming space where they can raise issues or seek advice from their course reps on all matters relating to their degree.

Outline of Activity

The drop-in sessions last for one hour, will take place regularly on the Coleraine campus and will be facilitated by the reps on a rota basis. The reps can provide initial information on a range of academic issues and direct students to the relevant History staff member to acquire more detailed support. They will also relay concerns, comments and suggestions that students raise at the drop-in sessions to the Course Director, via the Staff/Student Liaison Committee. As a History Course Representative you will plan, facilitate and direct our 'History Course Rep Drop-in Centre'.

Learning Outcomes

  • improved communication skills
  • enhanced time-management skills
  • a range of interpersonal skills, including conducting face-to-face meetings
  • an ability to plan and manage a project
  • team and group-working skills through collaborating with fellow students and History staff
  • enhanced reflective writing skills
  • leadership skills
  • effective problem solving
  • development of self-awareness, motivation, and confidence
  • marketing and publicity skills, through digital and social media advertising.

Assessment Details

The module assessment consists of four components:

  1. Planning and designing the structure and timetable of the drop-in sessions
  2. Producing marketing materials, such as posters, leaflets, emails, and a social media campaign
  3. Participating in at least three drop-in sessions
  4. Writing a 1,000-word report reflecting on the skills acquired and developed. Participants will receive support and guidance on the assessment from the Course Director, Dr Kyle Hughes.

Level of Commitment

20 hours.

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