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1 Becky Maitland-Titterton Student Engagement Co-ordinator Chester Students’ Union Becky Maitland-Titterton Student Engagement Co-ordinator Chester Students’ Union Reflect and Review for returning StARs #UoCStARs2014

2 Outcomes By the end of this session you will have:  Revisited briefly the remit of your roles.  Discuss what has and hasn’t worked in your StAR role.  Learn about the new Faculty StARs and be empowered to run as candidate. By the end of this session you will have:  Revisited briefly the remit of your roles.  Discuss what has and hasn’t worked in your StAR role.  Learn about the new Faculty StARs and be empowered to run as candidate.

3 What does being a ‘StAR’ mean to you? SHOUT OUT! What does being a ‘StAR’ mean to you? SHOUT OUT! Whiteboard exercise

4 StAR role… Feedback Communication Confidence Change enablers Academic Integrity & Professionalism Improving academic standards Signposting Closing the loop

5 Reflect and review in groups In your groups: Triumphs TriumphsSuccesses/what has gone well? Traumas TraumasAn issue/barrier. Trivia TriviaeitherSomething interesting you’ve learnt during your StAR role OR a question about the StARs role/system you’d like answered. In your groups: Triumphs TriumphsSuccesses/what has gone well? Traumas TraumasAn issue/barrier. Trivia TriviaeitherSomething interesting you’ve learnt during your StAR role OR a question about the StARs role/system you’d like answered.

6 It’s getting serious and we’re taking things to the next level…

7 Faculty StARs  Arts and Media *  Business, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning (BELL) *  Education and Children’s Services *  Health and Social Care *  Humanities*  Life Sciences  Science and Engineering  Social and Political Science *  Arts and Media *  Business, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning (BELL) *  Education and Children’s Services *  Health and Social Care *  Humanities*  Life Sciences  Science and Engineering  Social and Political Science * Not to be confused with Board of Studies reps… These are students who are asked to sit on Board of Studies meetings to inform quality standards in teaching.

8 Faculty StARs Roles and responsibilities: Students interested in being a Faculty StAR (formerly known as Faculty Reps) can put themselves forward for election following the StARs Conference. Faculty StARs have the same responsibility as StARs, as well as some additional responsibilities:  Collecting feedback and information from department StARs,  Mapping shared issues across the Faculty – collating Faculty SSLM minutes and drawing out key themes,  Position on Students’ Union Council to feedback issues directly to Students’ Union,  For Life Sciences and SPS we have slightly bigger plans… Roles and responsibilities: Students interested in being a Faculty StAR (formerly known as Faculty Reps) can put themselves forward for election following the StARs Conference. Faculty StARs have the same responsibility as StARs, as well as some additional responsibilities:  Collecting feedback and information from department StARs,  Mapping shared issues across the Faculty – collating Faculty SSLM minutes and drawing out key themes,  Position on Students’ Union Council to feedback issues directly to Students’ Union,  For Life Sciences and SPS we have slightly bigger plans…

9 Chester Students’ Union University Pilot meeting for SPS, Life Sciences and Science and Engineering

10 Faculty StARs Benefits:  Position on Union Council to represent the views of your Faculty and to vote on issues that come through Council.  Deeper understanding and connection with your department and Students’ Union.  StAR with a promotion! Great on your CV and to demonstrate key careers skills.  Volunteering hours Benefits:  Position on Union Council to represent the views of your Faculty and to vote on issues that come through Council.  Deeper understanding and connection with your department and Students’ Union.  StAR with a promotion! Great on your CV and to demonstrate key careers skills.  Volunteering hours Core skills:  Organised and methodical – lots of information to dig through BUT rewarding!  Critical analysis – not just taking things on face value.  Time management  Awareness of others and broader opinions Core skills:  Organised and methodical – lots of information to dig through BUT rewarding!  Critical analysis – not just taking things on face value.  Time management  Awareness of others and broader opinions

11 Faculty StARs Nominations open tomorrow (Tuesday 4 th ) and close Friday 7 th November. Online elections will be held 11 th – 13 th November with results announced Friday 14 th. Training will be provided for Faculty StARs and additional training will be given to those on the pilot scheme.

12 #UoCStARs2014 Chester Faculty StARs

13 Thanks for listening! Becky Maitland-Titterton Student Engagement Co-ordinator, Chester Students’ Union SU Building, Parkgate Road Campus


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