Class Representatives are students who represent their workshop class on campus, online, and at the local level. This is the primary, and most important, feedback mechanism for the University.
Class Representatives attend Student-Staff Liaison Committee Meetings (SSLCs), which are organised and run at each campus by the staff in that campus, or online for students studying on our online programmes, therefore, the SA do not assist with these.
Class Representatives are usually appointed / elected in-class within a few weeks of the start of their course. Programme and Student Leads at campuses e-mail the details to the Student Association, which includes the class, name and e-mail address of the Class Representative and held in a ‘master’ Spreadsheet. The SA produces a one-page summary of their role which serves as a guide about what to do and what to expect before the first SSLC.
The SAEO attends each campus, once, to meet with and deliver face-to-face training to Class Representatives around November (see “Class Representative Training” PowerPoint and “Representative Handbook” PDF for further information). There are usually multiple sessions scheduled during a day to try and ensure as many Class Representatives can attend. We try to schedule the training so that it can take place before the first SSLC meeting, but this is not always possible for all programmes and all campuses.
The training includes an introduction to the Student Association, how the Class Representatives feeds into the wider representative structure, the role of a Class Representative, benefits to students, the parameters of the role, Prevent & Safeguarding, information on SSLC’s and the resource section on the Student Association website.
This training is also made available online after all campuses have received face-to-face training, in the event any representatives were unable to make it and for the benefit of part-time and online students.
Minutes from SSLCs should appear on the SA website under class representatvies in the representation tab. These minutes come through from the ULaw tutor from those sessions. The Student Association only hosts the minutes that are sent to us.