School Reps Positions for 2021/22

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Please only apply if a role is available in the area your Course fits into, roles still available are listed below

Positions available:

Arts and Media

  • Visual Arts and Creative Technology
  • Music & Dance
  • English & Creative Writing
  • Performance

Health and Society

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Sport

Science, Engineering & Environment

  • Architecture & Design
  • Computer Science
  • Networking & Electronic Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering

What Does it Involve? 

School Representatives play a crucial role in improving the student experience. They act as the point of contact between all Course Representatives in their Directorate, or Subject Group, and their Head of School. They also liaise with their Sabbatical Officer to ensure that student issues and concerns are raised and dealt with at an appropriate level when they fall outside of the School’s scope. They work in partnership with senior staff to ensure the department is listening to, and acting on, student feedback to deliver an excellent student experience.

School Reps gain demonstrable experience in key employability skills including communication, organisation and planning, digital engagement, negotiation, and much more. Ultimately, you'll be making a positive impact on the experiences of your peers and future students within your School.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Collating the feedback from Course Reps on their experience, face-to-face & online.
  • Analysing data to identify Directorate-level issues and writing reports when required.
  • Conducting further research into School-wide issues, with support of the Students’ Union. Disseminating Students’ Union led research to Course Reps when required.
  • Working with other School Reps across Directorates to represent students’ views to the Union + University and seeking to improve student life.
  • Attending relevant meetings with University staff to discuss feedback on behalf of the Directorate.
  • Taking part in quality enhancement, reviewing current courses and making recommendations for change.
  • Assisting with the training of Course Representatives when required.
  • Acting as the Library Champion for the Department and using the Library Champion budget to request books to order.
  • Attending meetings of the Union’s Academic Executive and other relevant meetings.
  • Taking part in the review and approval of programmes across the university.
  • As and when required, attending Academic Misconduct and Fitness to Practice procedures

What Will I Gain?

School Reps gain demonstrable experience in key employability skills including communication, organisation and planning, digital enagement, negotiation, and much more. Ultimately, you'll be making a positive impact on the experiences of your peers and future students within your School. You will also gain access to:

  • Training and development opportunities to gain skills like negotiation, problem solving, and mediation.  

  • Exposure to senior decision makers with the Union and University. 

  • Acting as the representative for your peers.

  • Access to £5,000 Library Champion budget to request books for students. 

 

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School Reps Positions for 2021/22

Key responsibilities

School Reps are the point of contact between course reps and staff in their directorate, such as their Head of School.

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  • Time Management

Desirable Skills

  • Listening
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Networking

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Office IT (Word, Excel etc)
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Reviewing and evaluation
  • Team Work
  • Giving Feedback Sensitively
  • Time Management
  • Networking
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 01-06-2021

End Date: 01-06-2022

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