LUU should lobby the University to give more formal support to Course Reps

Passed: May 2019 (14th)

What do you want? / Why do you want it?

There are several hundred Course Reps in the University and they are responsible for passing the views of students on to the Student Staff Forum. However, many students don’t even know who their Course Rep is, and they don’t know what kind of help can they get from their Course Reps.

Course Reps are given training, however, these trainings are not effectively improving their communication skills for the role. We believe that more proper training to engage with students should be given to Course Reps.

Course Reps should take more responsibility than being ‘ears and mouths’, that they should be ‘helping hands’ for their schoolmates. They are a similar age group and therefore somebody familiar. When there is somebody in their hard times, they can provide the first point of mental health assistance, signposting for various issues.

Expires: May 2022 (14th)

Submitted By: Xiao Xiao and Alex Miers

Officer: Education

Area of Work: Campaigns

Updates

June 2020: As below, Course Reps continue to have access to LMS and LUU are leading on recruitment, training and support for new Reps.

October 2019: Course Reps have access to LMS [Online learning software, used by LUU Staff and Reps], but it's going to take longer than anticipated to get all the content that we want/need on there. Course Rep training has happened this last week, was well attended - coordinators from ART went out to schools to deliver.

June 2019: LUU's Academic Representation Team have plans in place to adjust training and provide more support for Course Reps, and will be working over the summer to ensure that this is in place for the 2019/20 intake.

May 2019: New Policy