Volunteer Spotlight: Rob Dyson, School Rep

Written by: UPSU

The role of a School Rep is to support the Course Reps and assist in progressing feedback from programme to school level. School Reps meet with their Faculty Lead and the VP Education, where needed, to progress any feedback from students to the Faculty or University through the appropriate channels. School Reps attend Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) and School Teaching Learning Quality Committee (STLQC), they are also members of the UPSU Union Council.


Rob is the School Rep for the School of Art, Design and Architecture.

Check out his most recent update below:

"Between the 19th and 30th of September, Programme Leaders throughout the School of ADA supported me in allowing me to interrupt their induction lectures to speak with students about the importance of my role in the school and how they can be represented on a course level. 

Course Reps play a huge part in ensuring students have a fulfilling experince at University, addressing any concerns as soon as possible, as well as encouraging new ideas to support their studies or around the University campus. With around 41 different courses within the School of ADA, Course Reps are vital to ensuring all students are able to have their voice heard and that I, as School Rep, get to hear those voices and feed back relevant information to the University staff at my regular meetings. 

The talks were hugely successful and have hopefully inspired more people to consider taking on the role of a Course Rep, in addition to educating all students on the purpose of my role and how I can support them throughout their studies. 

On the 3rd of October, I ran a drop-in session with the Student Voice team to provide an opportuinty for any prospective Course Reps to ask any questions and gather more information about the role before making a commitment. We had a brilliant turn out and I'm very excited to be working with the extremely keen students who are putting their name forward for Course Rep. Supporting my drive to create positive change within ADA. "


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