Rep Impact Update: Term Two

We know academic reps do amazing things, and we want to shout about them so they can get the recognition they deserve! Find out how your reps have already had a positive impact on your academic interests!

We’ve now reached the Easter break and what a term it has been! It has been fantastic to see so many of you getting involved and improving the academic experience for students at course, department and school level. Here are some updates to let you know about the brilliant work your academic reps have been up to this term.

Performing & Digital Arts School Rep, Olivia Earl, has been looking at ways to tackle attendance and has been working with the Music Department to introduce QR code stickers which will enable students to easily register their attendance in lectures. Olivia has also been working on setting up a School Instagram account and a newsletter, which is in the works so watch this space for their launch!

Humanities School Rep, Ananya Krishna, has been working with department reps to introduce a creative takeover that aims to get students involved in submitting regular suggestions through a School suggestion box.

Business & Management School Rep, Toby Bates, has created surveys and a student rep group chat to allow open communication between all year groups within the School. Toby has also been working on making improvements around engagement with CeDAS to support more students.

Life Sciences & the Environment School Rep, Leia Davies-Vale has been working on a project that can support underrepresented students and she ran a drop-in session so students can have their say in the support that they would like to see within the School.

Undergraduate Psychology Department Rep, Elizabeth Beacon, delivered a module options open forum where Psychology students from all year groups joined and shared their experiences of different modules which will help students make more informed choices when they select theirs.

Postgraduate Geography Department Reps, Alex Mattin and Jordan Carver, have been running drop-in sessions as well as introducing a Postgraduate Geography Newsletter so they can check in with students and make sure they are aware of important information within their Department.

Our department reps have been doing a fantastic job at chairing their SSC meetings which take place for each department at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels of study. There has also been some great work from our course reps who have been very active and engaged with collecting and sharing feedback. Some of this work includes attending department town hall meetings to share feedback on several themes, setting up rep office hours for undergraduate and postgraduate reps to increase communication with students, and attending module option open forums to support students with their module selection.