Top tips for Course Reps

Tuesday 01-12-2015 - 00:00

Hopefully you’ve now had your first Student-Staff Liaison Committee as a Course Rep, so we wanted to share some tips with you on how to let the world know what you've been up to.

Feeding back to students on your cohort is incredibly important. You're making sure that students know that their feedback is being used to affect change, and you're helping students feel like valued members of the Bristol academic community.

Tips on how to go about communicating with students in your cohort are available on our website in handy How-to-Guide form, and we’ll be putting more resources together over the course of the year.

Closing the feedback loop - it’s incredibly important that you communicate back to students what you’ve been doing as their representative.

Let the students you represent know what’s happening as a result of their feedback. Were students unhappy with an assignment, or resources for this term’s unit? Did you come from the meeting with a positive result? Let everyone know! If there isn’t a quick solution to the feedback you received, let people know about that, too.

Let us know what you've been up to - share your successes with us so we can celebrate all the work that you do!

Follow up actions from the meeting - make sure you follow up actions from the meeting to ensure results!

Did you or anyone else have an action on an issue that you raised at the meeting? Get in touch with people who can help achieve a result or help complete that action. Use the relationships that you’ve built since you got elected to achieve these results.

Plan for next term - if you’ve had lots of feedback on a particular issue, have a think about what you can do to help solve the problem.

Have students been really unhappy with the quality of teaching, the course structure, or the resources available for a particular unit? Plan ahead and figure out your next steps to help solve the issue.

Remember that the Representation Team are always on hand to help - if you feel lost or need to be pointed in the right direction, get in touch on bristolsu-representation@bristol.ac.uk

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