Academic Reps are students just like you. At the beginning of the academic year they are elected to raise concerns or issues and communicate positive feedback to University members of staff through Student-Staff-Forums (SSF). You can also discuss university-wide issues at Course Rep Forum. They improve the academic experience by engaging with students and helping the University understand what students want from their education.

As an Academic Rep, you’ll make real change and help your fellow students get the most from their course (not to mention, it looks great on your CV!). With training and development opportunities you’ll be supported to make change by both the Students’ Union and the University.

For even more information or questions, contact huu-representation@hull.ac.uk.

Do you want to be a course rep in 2017/18? Simply nominate yourself online here and we will be in touch with further information.

School and Faculty Rep elections for 2017/18 will take place from w/c 18th September 2017. Keep an eye out for further announcements.

 

 

Course Rep

Responsible to/Support from: Respective School Rep and Faculty Rep, academic department staff, Education Officer and HUU’s Education Co-ordinator.

Responsible for: Those being represented on your course.

Working relationships: Department and faculty staff, academic societies, other representatives within your department.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Represent the students' views to Staff Student Forums (four per year) and Course Rep Forums (five per year).

·         Attend HUU Course Rep training.

·         Attend Course Rep Forums.

·         Attend Faculty Forums (student organised).

 

Benefits:

·         Gain more transferrable employability skills.

·         Learn more about the University and Students’ Union.

·         Be eligible for HUU’s “Course Rep of the Year” award at the annual HUU Awards.

·         Influence University policy and decision making.

 

Commitment:

·         Attend HUU Course Rep training (one session, two hours long).

·         Attend Student Staff Forums (four per year).

·         Attend Course Rep Forums (five per year).

 

Required for the Role:

We need you to be: outgoing, confident and friendly. If you feel you would like to develop these areas – this is the perfect opportunity to do so! Note: this role only lasts for one academic year.

 

How to Become a Course Rep:

Do you want to be a course rep in 2017/18? Simply nominate yourself online here and we will be in touch with further information.


Course Rep Resources

Course Rep Handbook 

Course Rep Staff Handbook 

End of Year Reports (Staff Student Committee) 

Student Written Submission 

Academic Council Minutes 

Feedback Charter (University of Hull) 

HUU Advice Centre Booklet 


Course Rep Forum

Course Rep Forum occurs 5 times a year. The Forum is the place where all Course Reps, School Reps, and Faculty Reps meet, campaign, lobby and feedback on issues that affect the academic experience of students. Any student can attend and speak at the Course Rep Forum. However, only Reps have voting rights. 

Course Reps must attend the Course Rep Forum. There are two sessions of each Course Rep Forum, held on consecutive days to make it more accessible for students. While Course Reps do not need to attend both sessions, they are welcome to attend both should they wish.

 

Number of Course Rep Forum

Date

Start and End time of Course Rep Forum

Location

 

 

1

Monday 6 November 

11:00am – 12:30pm

Meeting Room 1, Student Central (Students’ Union building, first floor)

Tuesday 7 November

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 

2

Monday 4 December

11:00am – 12:30pm

Meeting Room 1, Student Central (Students’ Union building, first floor)

Tuesday 5 December

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 

 

 

3

Monday 5 February 

 

 11:00am – 12:30pm

Meeting Room 1, Student Central (Students’ Union building, first floor)

Tuesday 6 February

 

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 

4

Monday 12 March

11:00am – 12:30pm 

 

 

Meeting Room 1, Student Central (Students’ Union building, first floor)

Tuesday 13 March

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 

 

 

5

Monday 30 April

 11:00am – 12:30pm  

Meeting Room 1, Student Central (Students’ Union building, first floor)

Tuesday 1 May

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 


School Rep

School Reps represent the student voice at School-level meetings. They meet with Course Reps from their particular School to find out key issues and good practice, and then relay this information to University staff at School level. They are key in facilitating information between Course Reps and Faculty Reps!

Every School has a varying number of School Reps depending on the amount of Course Reps in the School, and they often have subject area specialisations. Becoming a School Rep is a great way to get more engaged, receive further training, and take on more responsibility.

 

Aim:

The School Rep will aim to support course reps within their particular School and assist in the enhancement of academic practices by providing crucial feedback to the Faculty Rep and University. School Reps will represent the student voice within their School.

 

Key Responsibilities (Please note this is in addition to the duties of a Course Rep outlined above):

  • Attend HUU School Rep training.
  • Represent the views of students within the School
  • Attend and contribute to Faculty Forums (student organised).
  • Attend relevant Student-Staff-Forums throughout the year.
  • Listen to, provide information for, and support Course Reps in their role.
  • Build a strong relationship with School staff, HUU, and the Faculty Rep, acting as a channel of communication between these groups and Course Reps.
  • Lead or assist with any academic student-led initiatives within the School.
  • Be a visible presence within the School (Social media/notice boards etc.).
  • Contribute and assist in campaigns led by HUU.

 

Benefits:

  • Develop transferrable employability skills such as chairmanship, people management, event organisation and networking, both with staff and students.
  • Be part of a dynamic and engaged team.
  • Improve academic standards and the teaching you experience at School level.
  • Influence University policy and decision making.
  • Receive one-to-one support from your Faculty Rep, the Education Officer and Education Co-ordinator.
  • Receive a School Rep badge and other items denoting the position of School Rep.
  • Be eligible for HUU’s “School Rep of the Year” award at the annual HUU Awards.

 

Useful Skills for the Role:

  • Passion for your School and improving the quality of education.
  • Desire to learn and listen to a variety of opinions.
  • Initiative, creativity and leadership.
  • Effective time-management.

 

Expected Time Commitment:

On average you will spend between 4-6 hours a week on this role. Some weeks will be more demanding than others.

How to Become a School Rep:

Nominations for School Rep positions for the academic year 2017/18 will be open from 18th-29th September 2017 on hullstudent.com.
Voting will be open the following week from 2nd-6th October 2017 on hullstudent.com.

For further inquiries, please contact elections@hull.ac.uk


Faculty Rep

Faculty Reps are responsible for all School and Course Reps within their Faculty. This is one of the biggest volunteer roles at HUU and a great opportunity for someone with lots of drive, initiative, and determination. Faculty Reps work with the highest echelons of the University, and also have a seat on Union Council, enabling them to have a say in HUU governance and policy.

 

Aim:

The Faculty Rep will aim to support, inform and direct School Reps and Course Reps within their Faculty by offering guidance and leadership, while assisting in the enhancement of academic practices by providing crucial feedback to the University and HUU. Faculty Reps will represent the student voice at Faculty level and will have major input into the direction and quality of education at the University.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend HUU Faculty Rep training.
  • Represent the views of students within the Faculty to Faculty Board (3 per year).
  • Arrange and lead Faculty Forums with School Reps throughout the year to become familiar with the academic concerns and positive outcomes emanating from Schools and to prepare for Faculty Board
  • Organise, listen to, provide information for, and support School Reps in their role.
  • Build a strong relationship with fellow Faculty Reps, School and Course Reps within the Faculty, Faculty staff, and HUU.
  • Attend and contribute to Education Zone (once every two weeks), Union Council (6 per year) and Course Rep Forum (5 per year).
  • Attend relevant Student-Staff-Forums throughout the year.
  • Contribute to quality procedures at the University. Two members will sit on Senate.
  • Be a visible presence within the Faculty (Social media/notice boards etc.).
  • Contribute and assist in campaigns led by HUU.

 

Benefits:

  • Develop transferable employability skills such as chairmanship, people management, leadership, decision making, event organisation, networking and negotiation.
  • Be part of a dynamic and engaged team.
  • Improve academic standards and the teaching you experience at Faculty level.
  • Influence University and Union policy and decision making.
  • Voting member of Union Council.
  • Receive one-to-one support from the Education Officer and Education Co-ordinator.
  • Receive a Faculty Rep badge and other items denoting the position of Faculty Rep.
  • Be eligible for awards at the annual HUU Awards.

 

Useful Skills for the Role:

  • Passion for your Faculty and Schools, and improving the quality of education within them.
  • Desire to learn about University structures and procedures, and to listen to a variety of opinions.
  • Initiative, leadership and the capacity to be responsible for a large number of students.
  • Effective time-management.

 

Expected Time Commitment:

On average you will spend between 6-8 hours a week in this role. Some weeks will be more demanding than others. 

How to Become a Faculty Rep:

Nominations for Faculty Rep positions for the academic year 2017/18 will be open from 18th-29th September 2017 on hullstudent.com.
Voting will be open the following week from 2nd-6th October 2017 on hullstudent.com.

For further inquiries, please contact elections@hull.ac.uk