Reps ensure that student concerns, views and opinions are heard and acted upon by the University and the Students' Union. By consulting students about their teaching and learning experience and taking these views to the University, Reps ensure that good things get emulated in other courses/departments/schools and the bad things get changed. This means that Reps:
- Find out if students in their department have any concerns or issues relating to their course or student experience at Bath
- Relay these issues to the University’s academic departments, senior management, and Students’ Union and make suggestions for change;
- Relay the outcome of any meetings with the University or Students Union back to the students they represent.
By doing this, Reps play a key part in reviewing and improving the student experience at Bath.
Find out more about how to become an Academic Rep on our elections page.
What are Departmental Representatives?
Departmental Reps are elected by Academic Reps in their department to gather the wider views of the student population through liaising with Academic Reps. They attend Department Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee meetings (DLTQCs) where items such as unit changes, new programmes and academic policies are discussed, attend briefings and debriefing sessions organised by the Students' Union, in order to close the feedback loop and other opportunities.
How do I become a Departmental Rep?
- There are 2 Reps per department, one Undergraduate student and one Postgraduate student, and they are elected at the first SSLC of Semester 1.
- Once you become a Departmental Rep, you will be able to access an online training unit designed by the Students' Union.
- Departmental Reps are supported by the Academic Representation team, and you can book in an introductory meeting as soon as you are elected.
What are Faculty Representatives?
- Faculty Representatives are elected by students from within the Faculty/School to gather the wider views of the student population through liaising with Academic Representatives.
- Faculty Reps form the Academic Executive Committee, along with the UG Senate Representative.
- Faculty Reps run academic campaigns on issues important to you!
- Faculty Representatives are also members of a number of Faculty/School level committees as student members to provide the student voice at a Faculty level. These committees include, Faculty/School Boards of Studies, Faculty/School Learning, Teaching and Quality Committees and Faculty/School Doctoral Students’ Committees.
How can I become a Faculty Representative?
Any student interested in being a Faculty Representative will need to enter into the online election process. For undergraduate students, the elections run in the spring. Postgraduate Faculty Representative elections run in the autumn. This is to ensure that student representation on Faculty/School level committees can take place all the way through the year, as some committees meet in the first couple of weeks.
Any student may stand to be a Faculty Representative. Each Faculty (and the School of Management) has four electable positions for Faculty Representatives, two for undergraduate students, one for postgraduate taught students and one for doctoral students.
Find out more about how to become a Faculty Rep on our elections page.
What is Senate?
Senate is responsible for directing and regulating the academic work of the University as is seen as the highest level committee discussing these issues within the University of Bath and meets five times during the academic year. Senate is chaired by the Vice Chancellor and its membership is made up of the Pro Vice Chancellors, Deans of Faculty/School of Management, with a number of elected academic staff members. There are also four student representatives who are part of the membership, SU President, SU Education Officer, SU Postgraduate Officer and one elected student.
What are Senate Representatives?
Senate Representatives are elected by students to represent students at this committee. Senate Representatives are also members of the student Academic Executive Committee and liaise with the Faculty Representatives and the Students’ Union Officers on academic issues as appropriate.
Who is your Senate Representative for 2017-18?
About Senate Representatives:
Senate Rep role description
For more information about the role contact the Education Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I become a Senate Representative?
A student interested in being a Senate Representative will need to enter into the online election process in weeks 1 & 2. To see which elections are currently open visit our elections page to find out more.
Any student may stand to be a Senate Representative.
What training would I get?
The Senate Rep will get training alonside the Faculty Reps via a Moodle course and face to facesessions. The Senate Rep will get briefings and debriefings before and after each Senate to go through the papers, explain what they mean, and talk through the issues.