The purpose of this role is to ensure that students in your school feel their voice is being heard, and feeding back to them changes or progress that has been made. As a School Rep, you will play a crucial role in helping Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) in our commitment to support and represent students in their academic lives. You will guide the work of the NUSU Education Officer, playing a pivotal role mediating between staff and students at both School and Faculty levels.
Communication and understanding between students, University staff and NUSU is a key part of the role, ensuring that students feel their views are being listened to and feeding back so that they know they have been acted on.
Where relevant each school will have two representatives for 2013/14, one taught and one research School Rep. See the available positions page for more information.
Opportunities & benefits
You will have the rewarding opportunity to contribute to and have a positive impact on the student experience within your School and Faculty. You will play a vital role in the efforts to improve communication between students and staff.
You will receive training and personal development opportunities through the Students’ Union, University and External Organisations. You will also have the opportunity to apply for the NCL+ awards as well as receiving a job reference from the Students’ Union Education Officer.
In addition, all School Representatives, will be offered an honorarium of £200 (paid in vouchers) across the year, subject to attendance at training and all relevant meetings.
Time commitment (average over period of office): 1-2 hours per week.
You and the other School Reps in your faculty will be responsible for the following:
• Be familiar with the outputs of all Staff Student Committees in your School, maintaining regular contact with all student chairs;
• Meet at least once a term with the Head of School or Director of Learning and Teaching to discuss matters arising;
• Attend Faculty Learning Teaching and Student Experience Committees (FLTSEC) / Graduate School Committee (GSC) pre-meetings each month alongside other School Representatives from their Faculty to discuss the papers and appoint a delegation of at least two to attend the next FLTSEC / GSC meeting;
• Attend FTLSEC / GSC on a rotating basis in the manner most appropriate for that committee, ensuring some continuity of attendance is maintained while allowing all School Representatives the opportunity to contribute;
• Submit a termly update to the Education Officer, either via email or at an informal face to face meeting, to keep the Students’ Union informed on issues within the School;
• Develop and conduct a handover to the incoming School Representativeat the end of the year in post.
If successful you must attend School Rep Induction Training on at the start of next academic year.