Staff Student Liaison
One of the most important channels of staff and student communication is through the Student Reps. Your elected representatives meet staff at regular Staff Student Liasion Committees at both Canterbury and Medway campuses.
What are Student Reps?
Student Reps act as the link between students and the University. They are Kent Union volunteers who are elected into the position by their peers to represent them and act as the first port of call for any suggestions, comments or queries about the course they represent. Being a Student Rep is about being actively involved in what your education looks like and how your course is taught.
As a point of contact for both students and staff, Student Reps help with communication, feedback and facilitating change.
What do Student Reps actually do?
Reps regularly attend Staff Student Liaison Committee meetings, (SSLC), where all the School's Student Reps and members of academic staff, meet to discuss issues affecting the School. This meeting is an informal forum, where student's concerns can be put forward and influence the departmental decision making process. It is vital that we receive student opinions, as without this, changes cannot be made!
What can we help you with?
Some of the many issues which Student Reps address include
- Courses: content and curriculum, timetabling and cancelled lectures, coursework and assessment deadlines, reading lists, workloads.
- Teaching methods
- Exams and revision sessions
- Hidden course costs
- Complaints, concessions and appeal procedures
- Discriminatory practices
- Resources: for studying, library, computing and other facilities; access to computers/rooms.
- Quality Assurance
What are School Reps?
These Reps do many of the same things as Student Reps do and can be seen as a team leader of the Student Reps in their school. This role is perfect for those who perhaps have been a Student Rep in previous years.
More information about Student Reps and School Reps can be found in the volunteer role descriptions online at www.kentunion.co.uk/elections