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Information & Resources for Course Reps

This page provides tools and resources for students who are elected as Course Rep, considering undertaking the role or for students wishing to know how their Course Rep can support them.

More detailed information about the Course Rep role can be found below.

Resources for Students

Mandatory Training

Course Reps should be either democratically elected annually or volunteer, for each stage of each programme. The same individuals may stand for the role in consecutive academic years but should be re-elected annually.

Once elected all Course Reps will be required to complete Online Course Rep Training.

Back in October, we also hosted the in-person Course Rep Training. If you were unable to attend, you will find the resources to the sessions below.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business In-Person Training

Faculty of Health In-Person Training

Faculty of Science and Engineering In-Person Training

As you will be contacting students in numerous ways, sometimes holding confidential information, it is essential that you complete this GDPR Training.

Other useful information

Rep structure

The academic representation structure follows a pyramid system. The student body feedback to the Course Reps who deal with programme level feedback. Relevent information is then passed on to the School Rep. School Reps then communicate with the Faculty Lead Rep and the VP Education.

The Faculty Lead Rep is a Sabbatical Officer who is responsible for representing students withinmhigh level University meetings, such as the Faculty Teaching Learning and Quality Committee (FTLQC).The Faculty Reps for 23/24 are;

Isla Symons (VP Activities) - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Darcie Jones (VP Education) - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business

Daniella Marley (VP Wellbing and Diversity) - Faculty of Health

If feedback needs taking further then the VP Education will raise necessary items at ULTQC. Sabbatical Officers also attend University Senate.

Additional Useful Training

We do share a range of additional resources and training options with Course Reps, these include;

Supporting the Wellbeing of Yourself and Peers

Consent eLearning

Bystander Intervention eLearning

Example questions that Course Reps are encouraged to ask their cohort before meetings

Useful SU links

There are a number of activities that the SU runs that may be of interest to you and your students, click on the links below to find out more

SU Buddy Scheme- Informal peer led social support

Give it a go - Low cost, no commitment physical activity sessions

Student Groups - we support a wide range of sports clubs, academic and social socieities and always welcome students in starting more! 

SU Advice Centre - free, confidential advice ranging from academic and disciplianry processes to student finance, consumer rights and tenancy checking 

We are here to help

Successful academic representation relies on effective collaboration between students, academic and professional support staff and the students’ union. If you have any feedback, queries or developmental ideas relating to student representation or the services offered by the students' union, please contact us.

studentvoice@su.plymouth.ac.uk