Quality and Student Voice
Formal mechanisms for creating and influencing University policy and practice.
Student representation has always been strong at Ulster, with representatives from course to Senior University level working with staff to improve the student experience.
One way this has been strengthened over the past academic year, has been to appoint 'Student Advocates' within each School. These are members of academic staff, usually the Associate Head, who have been tasked specifically with being the liaison between student representatives and staff members to help advance suggestions and look for solutions to problems.
These were identified to support student representatives beyond the formal meeting structures, with staff and students often meeting informally and developing a relationship of trust. This has been a key role in supporting the Students' Union representatives as well, proving a vital link of support and mentorship.