SU Student Representatives

All the information you need about the different types of Student Representatives (Reps) that we have, where to find them, what they do and much more@

How to Become an SU Course Rep
Welcome!  So, you're thinking about becoming an SU Student Rep*? Great choice! Becoming a Student Rep is a fantastic way to improve your University experience. Here are some reasons why you should become an SU Student Representative (Rep): You will gain skills to last a lifetime. This includes time management, communication skills, problem solving and teamwork. Your time spent collecting feedback, attending meetings and representing students can all go towards an award. You can get officially recognised by the University for the hours you spend. You log your hours and it will all add up at the end of the year! You get to be a change-maker! You can collect feedback on many things relating to your student experience - some of which will improve the quality things at the university, both for your peers and for yourself. You have the Students' Union for support! As an SU Rep, you are not supposed to operate alone - we work in partnership together. Come to us for ...
Mon, 11 Jul, 2022 at 12:58 PM
How to Give Feedback (as an SU Course Rep)
So, you're an SU Rep, you've understood what you need to do and you have collected feedback. But what do you do with that feedback? First of all, getting your feedback to the correct place is important. It means that feedback/issues/recommendations will be taken to the right place and therefore will be resolved quicker.  We recommend gathering your feedback on a notepad, in a notebook or in a note-taking app on your phone or laptop. Any way that you can keep track of things people give feedback on will be suitable.  Make sure that you are keeping the feedback anonymous - you don't always need the name of the student or ID number for the feedback to be valid. A Course NAME, MODULE, and YEAR is good enough to begin with. If you do collect their name, just make sure you have their permission to share it (and if you don't have permission, remove their name from your records and keep the data by itself). Once you can see all of the comments in front o...
Mon, 11 Jul, 2022 at 1:08 PM
How to Collect Feedback (as an SU Course Rep)
Collecting feedback can be a daunting task but we are here to support you in your role. In your Welcome Pack you would have received the QR for the Rep Handbook. In there you can find information on ways to collect feedback.  Here are a few things that we would recommend when collecting feedback: Make yourself known to your Course. You can do this by standing up at the end of a lecture, by creating a WhatsApp group for people to put their experiences in the chat, or you can create an online survey (if you have the time!). There are many ways to collect feedback, just make sure that your course peers know you exist! Collect feedback in an organised manner. if you prefer writing, make sure you have a dedicated space in your notebook just for feedback. If you prefer typing, keep a separate document with everything on. It would be a good idea for you to keep track of the feedback that you are getting, i.e., dates, modules, specific quotes etc. However, you don't always ...
Mon, 11 Jul, 2022 at 1:19 PM
How to Find Your SU Course Rep
You have some feedback to give on your course/module/lecturer/experience, but you can't find your Rep? Look no further... First of all, ask your peers. Do they know who the SU Course Rep is? Can they put you in contact with them? If you cannot find your SU Course Rep, get in touch with us by emailing help@bedssu.co.uk and provide your YEAR, COURSE and STUDENT ID. With this information we can find your SU Course Rep. If there isn't an SU Course Rep for your Course, consider becoming one. You can find out more on our 'How to Become an SU Course Rep' article for more information, OR look at our website: https://bedssu.co.uk/representation/talk-to-your-rep/academic-reps (We use Academic Reps and Course Reps interchangeably).
Mon, 11 Jul, 2022 at 1:26 PM