Course Rep Events
Welcome to the course reps pages of upsu.net, these pages will help you find out about the course rep system, how to get in contact with your course rep and how to raise issues for course reps and the VP Academic Affairs to work on. Use the links to find out more about reps and how they can be effective. Reps themselves can download resources and find out all the dates for council and training.
» Are the people you can go to if you have issues or concerns about your course.
» Are members, and sometimes chairs, of many committees that allow them to channel students’ feedback and ideas in an effective way.
» Actively and regularly seek students’ opinions on all aspects of their course, including Library, IT, teaching, tutors and assessments.
» Receive training from the Students’ Union that enables them to deal with your issues or point you in the right direction to receive support and guidance.
» Work as a team with course reps from other year groups to ensure the voice of students is the strongest, loudest and is heard.
» Are fully supported by the Students’ Union and their course leaders.
Involving students in decisions that affect the operation and the future development of their courses is valued really highly by both the University and the Students’ Union. So course reps are a vital link between students and academic staff.
Want to know who your rep is?
Unsure of who to speak to if you have issues on your course? Pick up the phone 023 9284 3648 to find out or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Rep Training
You can now take our new Course Rep Training Course (Called the Course Rep Development Programme). To proceed follow the link and register http://moodle.port.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3434.
Course Rep Conference 2012
We recently held our Course Rep Conference on Wednesday 14th November 2012. If you attended the event or you would like to catch up on what you missed out on you can view the training slides below:
Course Rep Conference Slide One: Opening Ceremony - Talk from Dr Valda Bunker about the importance of Course Reps to the University
Course Rep Conference Slide Two: Course Reps - A Beginners Guide - This presentation was used in the session with Enzo Rossi (VP Education & Democracy) and has been used in a number of departmental training sessions since September 2012. This is all the basic info you need to know as a rep.
Course Rep Conference Slide Three: Meeting Skills - Chair Training and Minute Taking - Useful information for SSCC Chairs or those taking/interested in taking minutes
Course Rep Conference Slide Four: Represent your way to a career - This session was delivered by Purple Door who looked at the essential skills you will gain as a Course Rep