Gather issues and suggestions you have about your course
Bring those issues to the staff in your school or faculty through direct meetings and Student Staff Consultative Committees/Faculty Forums
Seek the views of students on all aspects of your courses - from teaching, to library resources and more.
Receive training and are fully supported from the Union of Kingston Students and Kingston University to enable them to be the best Course Representatives and develop great skills.
Support your Union of Kingston Students student officers as they represent you across the University to ensure that the student voice is clear, consistent and effective
Who can be a Course Representative?
Any student at the University can become a Course Rep, all you need is the right attitude.
Course Reps should be enthusiastic, have the ability to listen and communicate effectively and be fully committed to the role.
Course Reps are elected in class during the first few weeks of each semester. The course lecturer organises an election. It’s quite simple, no big speeches required. Just give a quick “hello", tell the class your name and why you would be a good Course Rep.
Why become a Course Representative?
You can make a big difference to your degree and your University.
Outstanding Course Reps could win the Union's Course Rep of the Semester Prize!
It will add an extra spark to your CV by improving your communication, presentation, and many more skills - Graduate Employers love this!
You will be eligible to take part in the Course Reps award scheme including becoming a Senior Course Rep.
There will be training provided to ensure you have the support you need to be a good Course Rep and give you skills to put on your CV
How do I become a Course Rep?
At the beginning of term your course tutors will ask who wants to become a course rep and represent the views of everyone on the course.
You might be elected in a vote or be chosen by a show of hands.
You must attend training run by the University and the Students' Union in order to qualify as a Course Rep.
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