Presentation on theme: "Becoming a Class or PGR Representative Compiled by the SRC and the Senate Office."— Presentation transcript:
Becoming a Class or PGR Representative Compiled by the SRC and the Senate Office
Why should you become a Class or PGR Representative? Its a great opportunity to… –Represent the views of your classmates and peers –Influence change in learning and teaching on your course or research in your School –Interact with your classmates, peers and staff –Improve your confidence –Be a leader
Whats in it for you? Class or PGR Representative Training (recommended) Recognition of the Class or PGR Rep role on your academic transcript –Provided you have attended training and Staff-Student Liaison Committees (or another School/College Committee on which you represent your classmates and/or other students in the School/College)! Opportunities to develop skills sought by employers Experience of formal meetings Greater understanding of the University and current issues in higher education The chance to make a real difference
What will it involve? Getting classmates and peers views on their learning experience Representing the majority views of your class at meetings Working with other Class or PGR Reps Raise issues on Student Voice and report back outcomes to your classmates and peers The training will explain all of this
Whats the time commitment? Class or PGR Representative Training –2½ hours (various dates available) Attendance at Staff-Student Liaison Committees (or as a Rep on another School, Graduate School or College Committee) –normally a minimum of one meeting per semester Consultation with and reporting back to your classmates –You may do this in class (with permission), or electronically via Student Voice, , Social Media (e.g. Facebook) Other than that – as much or as little as you choose Whats the time commitment?
Is there support for this role? Advice and support are available from: –Your SRC School Representative –Your SRC College Convener –Your SRC Postgraduate Convenor –SRC Vice President (Learning & Development) – –SRC Website –Convener of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee Is there support for this role?
Student Voice A new, online community for –Discussion with peers, classmates etc –Contacting your Representatives –Feeding back concerns and receiving feedback from issues raised Available through MyGlasgow from October Is there support for this role?
What transferable skills might you develop? Communication Organisation Team work Negotiation skills Time management Speaking in public Confidence
How do you become a Class or PGR Representative? Your Course Leader or Programme Director will explain the process See also: –Section 4.2 of Guidance on the Operation of Staff-Student Liaison Committees on the Senate Office website (http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_ _en.pdf)http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_ _en.pdf
How do you sign up for training? Further training information on classreps/signup/ classreps/signup/ Automatic confirmation of training date, time and venue will be sent to you Training sessions available for Class Reps (UG/PGT) and PGR Reps
You did the Class Rep training last year – do you have to do it again? No – you only have to attend the core training once BUT – training attended earlier than 2008 doesnt count
Training Dates Class and PGR Rep training sessions are normally offered at a range of times during Weeks 5, 6 and 7of each semester Details available at
Effective Engagement in the Code of Practice on Student Representation
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