The Students’ Association in partnership with the UWS are passionate about student representation. The rep system we have enables students’ voices to be heard by the university. This is really important to us because students are the experts on their own learning experience!
Student reps are the vital link between staff and students. Reps have a direct link to student’s views on learning and teaching, and our representation systems gives reps many opportunities to have dialogue with staff. For example, student reps sit on Staff-Student Liaison Groups (SSLGs), Programme Boards and School Boards to name but a few. The student rep team is currently made up of an impressive 465 amazing students who volunteer to make a difference to your university. You can find out who your rep is by asking your PGR Coordinator.
Student reps also elect school officers to serve as a link between reps and Sabbatical Officers who lead the team.
Sabbatical Officers are elected each year to work full time to represent your interests, and often sit on a dizzying number of committees to make sure that they are always around to represent students. They each have a different remit, and we have President, VP Education, VP Student Development, and VP Welfare and Wellbeing.
You can meet the current team here.
We also hold Student Council meetings four times per academic year. These meetings are used to set association policy and direct the work that the Students’ Association does. Student reps are members of student council with full voting rights, but any student can submit policy through the website. You can find out more here.
If you want to get involved you can read about how to become a rep and other ways to engage here.
If you want more information you can read the ten aims of the student representation system here.