A Student Secretary is a student who volunteers to provide administrative and logistical support to the SSC by distributing information about Committee meetings to students, taking notes during meetings, and typing these up into formal minutes.
Whereas the Student Chair is a mandatory role, the Student Secretary is optional. The SSC Student Chair and Secretary role are usually elected by the student members of the SSC at either the last meeting of the previous academic year or the first meeting of the new academic year. If no student volunteers then a member of staff will undertake the role.
The Student Secretary should not, where possible, combine the role with being a Course Rep. This is to ensure that the Student Secretary can concentrate on listening to what is being discussed at the SSC and taking clear and concise notes. It is recommended that Student Secretaries have previous experience of being a Course Rep.