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1 Daniel Curran & Emma Peagam

2 Ice Breaker The SU Your role Structure Who you will work with Communication Reporting problems Chairing meetings Scenarios

3 1. Understand your role and responsibilities 2. Feel confident to attend and chair SSC meetings 3. Lead on improvements for fellow student’s learning experience

4 Desert Island One piece of music One book One luxury item (No boats or planes…)

5  Run By elected students  Many events and activities  Welfare and advice  ULet Housing  Student Media  Sports Club  Societies

6  What do you think the key tasks are and what skills are good for them?

7  Accurate  Depersonalised  Balanced  Constructive

8 Students Course Reps Department Reps Faculty Reps President Education & Campaigns Emma Peagam Academic Affairs Officer Chris Wall Student Staff Committee Academic Board & other Uni Committees Department Forums Academic Affairs Forums

9  Department Rep  Faculty Rep  Academic Affairs Officer (Student Executive)  Sabbatical

10  Course  College  Union STUDENT/STAFF LIAISON COMMITTEE DEPARTMENTAL BOARD EDUCATION COUNCIL FACULTY ADMINISTRATORS STUDENTS’ UNION STAFF STUDENTS ACADEMIC STAFF SU EXCUTIVE & SABBATICAL OFFICERS OTHER COURSE REPS

11 Communicating with your department  Be diplomatic  Always keep a record of your correspondence  Always remember you are representing students  Try to solve problems at the lowest level Communicating with your fellow Classmates  Ask for 5 mins in lecture  Facebook  Face to Face  s  Surveys/Polls

12  SSC meetings  Key contact staff  Lecturers  Central services

13  Resources available  How realistic  Innovation  Ask around

14  What to do Before/During/After  3 per year  Chairing  Agenda

15 Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Student Staff Committee Meeting  Absences/Apologies  Matters Arising  Review of Academic Year 2012/13 (Document 1 Attached)  Proposed Modern Languages Course Restructure (Document 2 Attached)  Change to College Exam Schedule. Department Feedback. (Document 3 Attached)  Staff-Student Behavioural Agreement  Student Feedback  A.O.B.

16 Discuss the following your Groups  What is a good meeting?  What rules could you follow?

17 Get into groups and discuss your scenario Think of what can be done in each case

18  A Student comes to you and tells you that they are depressed as a result of moving away from home  A Student tells you they are finding it difficult budgeting and is worried they may have to quit their course if this doesn’t change  A student with mobility problems wants to know what support the University offers  A Student has told you they are having problems with their old landlord who refuses to return their deposits without a justified reason  A student ask you if there is a group or society for the course they are on

19  Union Advice Centre (SU upstairs)  Financial Advice service (Founder’s West 150)  ULet Housing service (SU upstairs)  Disability and Dyslexia support (Founder's West 151)  Medical care & Advice (Founder’s East 1 st floor)  Counselling (Founder’s West 17)

20 Training Holloway Passport Course Rep awards Practical Experience New skills & Networks Career Development Certificate Increased Confidence Social events

21  Education Council ◦ 18 th November 6pm ◦ 24 th February 6pm ◦ 19 th May 6pm  General Meetings this term ◦ 11 th November ◦ 2 nd December

22 1. Understand your role and responsibilities 2. Feel confident to attend and chair SSC meetings 3. Lead on improvements for fellow student’s learning experience

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24 Think of what we can do for you Future training/support? Website and what on it? Resources to provide?

25  Daniel Curran – Representation & Engagement Coordinator   Emma Peagam – President Education & Campaign   Chris Wall – Academic Affairs Officer 


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