Course Reps are an integral part to student life and education at University College Birmingham.
Course Reps are decided at the beginning of the academic year and are chosen either by your class, your class tutor or you can self appoint yourself.
Being a Course Rep allows you to help other students as well as gain many skills to benefit your self. It is good to have onyour CV when applying for jobs during or after university.
Benefits of becoming a Course Rep:
- Transferable skills
- Make friends
- Make a difference!
A Course Rep's Role:
- Identify student issues and needs.
- Feedback to students in your course the actions from meetings attended with the Student Guild, University and other agencies that you may meet.
- Attend and participate in all appropriate Course Rep meetings held by the University and the Student Guild.
- Represent the views of the students on your course, regardless of your own personal opinions or beliefs.
- Promote your position as a Course Rep to students on your course – we can help with posters.
- Put forward student concerns/issues through appropriate channels.
- Provide a link between students and staff.
- Ensure that the needs of the students on your course are considered in all decisions.
- Respect confidentiality of both students and staff.
- Refer issues, where relevant, to the Student Guild and Student Services.
- Provide a link between the Student Guild and the students on your course.
- Discuss issues with staff and students, where appropriate, and seek solutions.
- Negotiate on behalf of the students.
How do I become a course rep?
Simply fill out the course rep form that your year manager should have given to you and hand it back in at the Guild office.