Here at uea(su) we aim to make sure that the student voice is heard and that you feel empowered to improve the academic experience for all students. One of the best ways to do this, is to give your feedback to the student representative for your course. Your lecturers want to hear what students have to say about their courses, the good and the bad! Whether there’s something you love about your course, or there are things that could be improved, your student course rep can act as the bridge between students and university lecturers and they want to get your voices heard. Course reps are here to help and act as a voice for all the students on their course...so make sure you give them your feedback!
Each course has one representative per year group who are elected by you either in March or October. Course reps are there to listen to your experiences as a student and to feed this back to the University via the Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) who meet regularly. The SSLC is made up of all the course reps from your school, some lecturers from your school, and is co-chaired by a School convener.
It is at these meetings that course reps get the chance to voice your feedback and hopefully inspire the university to make changes to the things about your course that need to be improved.
Course reps should feed anything that comes from those meetings back to your course so that you can keep up-to-date with what is happening. Your course reps will be making themselves known over the next couple of weeks as they receive their training, so do contact them if you have any feedback about your course to give. If you’re not sure who your course rep is then just drop me an email at J.Chapman@uea.ac.uk and I’ll let you know!