Academic Reps are students just like you. At the beginning of the academic year they sign up 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 [email protected].

Do you want to be a course rep in 2018/19? Sign up here and we will be in touch with further information very soon.

 

 

Course Rep

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

Responsible for: Those being represented on your course.

Working relationships: Subject/Faculty staff, HUU student officers and staff, academic societies, other representatives within your department.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Represent students' views to Student-Staff Forums (two per trimester) and Course Rep Forums (five per year).

·         Attend HUU Course Rep training.

·         Attend Course Rep Forums.

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 2018/19? Sign up here and we will be in touch with further information very soon.


Course Rep Resources 2017/18

Course Rep Handbook 

Course Rep Staff Handbook 

Student Written Submission 

Course Rep Forum Minutes

HUU Advice Centre


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, second floor)

Tuesday 7 November

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 

2

Monday 4 December

11:00am – 12:30pm

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

Tuesday 5 December

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 

 

 

3

Monday 5 February 

 

 11:00am – 12:30pm

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

Tuesday 6 February

 

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 

4

Monday 12 March

11:00am – 12:30pm 

 

 

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

Tuesday 13 March

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 

 

 

5

Monday 30 April

 11:00am – 12:30pm  

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

Tuesday 1 May

11:00am – 12:30pm

 

 


Subject Rep

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

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

 

Aim:

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

 

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

  • Attend HUU Subject Rep training.
  • Represent the views of students within their Subject.
  • 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 Subject 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 Subject.
  • Be a visible presence within the Subject (Social media/notice boards etc.).
  • Contribute and assist in campaigns led by HUU.

 

Benefits:

  • Develop transferable 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 Subject 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 Subject Rep badge and other items denoting the position of Subject Rep.
  • Be eligible for HUU’s “Subject Rep of the Year” award at the annual HUU Awards.

 

Useful Skills for the Role:

  • Passion for your Subject 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 Subject Rep:

Sign up here and we will be in touch with further information very soon.

For further enquiries, please contact [email protected]


Faculty Rep

Faculty Reps have responsibility for representing students at Faculty level and working closely with Subject and Course Reps. This is a fantastic volunteer role at HUU and a great opportunity for someone with lots of drive, initiative, and determination to play a vital role in student representation. Faculty Reps work with senior staff in 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 support, inform and direct Subject 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
  • Hold regular meetings with Subject Reps to gather feedback, provide information updates, and motivate and support them in their role
  • Meet regularly with your Faculty's Assocate Dean for Student Experience
  • Attend Faculty Education and Student Experience Committee
  • Build a strong relationship with fellow Faculty Reps, Subject and Course Reps within the Faculty, Faculty staff, and HUU staff
  • Attend and contribute to the Education Zone (once every two weeks) and Union Council (6 per 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.)
  • Attend Course Rep Forums - 5 per year (optional)
  • Attend relevant Student-Staff Forums throughout the year (optional)

 

Skills and Experience You Could Develop: 

  • People management
  • Leadership
  • Lobbying the University for change
  • Decision-making
  • Networking with senior members of University staff
  • Event organisation
  • Chairing meetings

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Benefits:

  • Develop transferable employability skills
  • Be part of a dynamic and engaged team
  • Improve academic standards and the teaching for thousands of students in your Faculty
  • Influence University and Union policy and decision making
  • Opportunity to be part of HUU-led campaigns to improve students' learning experiences
  • Voting member of Union Council
  • Receive one-to-one support from the Education Officer and Education Co-ordinators
  • Receive a Faculty Rep goody bag
  • Receive a HUU 10% discount card
  • Be eligible for awards at the annual HUU Awards
  • Develop your knowledge of the Higher Education sector
  • Develop professional working relationships with University staff

 

Person Specification

 

Essential

Desirable

Passion for representing students and improving the quality of education within your Faculty

‎‎P

 

Desire to learn about University structures and procedures, and to listen to a variety of opinions

P

 

Committed and willing to dedicate the necessary time to the role

P

 

Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and listening)

P

 

Be a registered student at University of Hull for 2018/19 academic year and be a full member of HUU

P

 

Ability to take initiative

 

P

Leadership skills

 

P

Effective time-management

 

P

Relevant experience of leading and engaging with other students, e.g. as a Course or School Rep, Ambassador, Society or Club President etc.

 

P

 

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:

To become a Faculty Rep, you will first need to complete an application form expressing why you consider yourself to be suitable for this role.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview with HUU and the highest-scoring candidates at interview will be appointed as Faculty Reps.

The application process for becoming a Faculty Rep for 2018/19 has now closed and we are currently interviewing candidates for the role.

The process for 2019/20 will reopen in spring 2019.

To find out more, please contact [email protected]