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Student Academic Rep Handbooks

The handbooks provide you with a overview of your role, outlining key dates for the year ahead. There are two different types of handbook. For Undergraduates and Postgraduate Taught students please take a look at the Taught Programmes handbook. For Postgraduate Researchers you have a specific handbook found below.

Student Academic Rep Research Programmes Handbook 

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Student Academic Rep Taught Programmes Handbook

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Wise Wales Course Representative Conference 2018

Wise Wales would like to invite you to their Course Representative Conference on the 7th February in Aberystwyth.

 Please find the agenda below. Delegates will be given the option to attend one of the sessions in any one row.

 10.30

Registration opens

Tea and coffee

11.00

Welcome and Housekeeping (Wise Wales)

Opening address (Emma Beenham, Aber SU)

 

‘How to..’ sessions

Information sessions

Skills sessions

11.20

How to use social media to engage with/feedback to course groups

The future of post-16 education in Wales: recent developments in policy

Representative skills

12.20

Lunch

13.20

Panel discussion including David Blaney, HEFCW

Campaigning

14.20

How to reach the “hard to reach” (TBC)

Where do you see careers advice in five years?

 

Public speaking and presenting

 

15.20

Summary and evaluation

15.30

Close

 If you would like to attend, please let us know by Monday 22nd January so we have enough time to register you. The Students’ Union will cover both the registration fee and transport costs so please make sure that if you do sign up you are committed to attend.

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Social Media

As a rep you will recieve emails from the Student Voice Team, informing you of upcoming evenings and projects you can get involved with. You will also recieve news letters from your Vice President of Education, Mo Hanafy. So make sure you keep an eye out for these emails as they will keep yopu updated and help you in your role and make the most out of your time as a rep. You can also follow us on Twitter @CU_StudentVoice. 

Rep Publicity

There are loads of things that we can help with in your role as a Rep. There are many different ways in which schools are promoting reps and student voice. Some schools have feedback boxes around their building where students can post any ideas they have. Other schools have notice boards with all their reps pictures on them so reps in the school are visible to students.

If you have any ideas of how you would like to publicise the rep system and need help with this please contact studentreps@cardiff.ac.uk and we can help you with these ideas. 

Rep Goals

We realised that sometimes its hard to know where to get started as a rep, so we have put together a Rep Goals sheet for you! Take a look at it by following the link below. There is so much you can get involved with both big and small. 

There are five categories included:

  • Preparing for the role
  • Duties of the role
  • Engagement
  • Communication
  • Reflecting/feedback

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You will be expected to achieve and evidence at least one goal from each category in order to achieve your Student Academic Rep certificate. You can do this in a number of ways. For example taking screen shots of social media posts, photos of an event that you have held or even confirmation from your Student Rep Coordinator or Lecturer sent over to the Student Voice team. Collect all of your evidence together and at the end of the year send it over to studentreps@cardiff.ac.uk with the subject line: 'Rep Goal Evidence'.

Chair and Secretary Hints and Tips

Are you the Chair or a Secretary of your schools Student Staff Panel? Take a look at our handy hints and tips on how to prepare for your role. Also make sure you book yourself on training. 

National Student Survey (NSS) Results 2017

The National Students Survey is aimed at final year students to gather opinions from students about their experience of their course. Cardiff University Students feedback from the NSS provides the University with a picture of what the learning experience was like for the student completing their course in that year. From this the University can identify strengths and weaknesses. This information can be used to help effect changes designed to improve the student experience for both current and prospective students.

Click on you course in the table below to see how your school did. As a rep you can use this information to see what your schools strengths are and what areas you can work on with the school to improve.  

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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2017

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is aimed at Postgrad Taught students to gather opinions from students about their experience of their college. Cardiff University Students feedback from the PTES provides the University with important benchmarks for individual programmes against anonymous, aggregated results in other Russell Group institutions. From this the University can identify strengths and weaknesses. This information can be used to help effect changes designed to improve the student experience for both current and prospective students.Postgrad Taught Experience Survey (PTES) Results 2016

Click on you college below to see how your college did. As a rep you can use this information to see what your schools strengths are and what areas you can work on with the school to improve.  

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Study@Cardiff 2017

The Study@Cardiff Survey is designed to assess the satisfaction of current undergraduate students who are not in their first or final years of study. It allows eligible students the opportunity to give opinions on their university experience which will then be acted upon whilst they are still studying. 

Click on you course in the table below to see how your school did. As a rep you can use this information to see what your schools strengths are and what areas you can work on with the school to improve.  

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The Student Charter

The Student Charter has been developed as a partnership and defines the roles and responsibilities of all of us: students, the Students’ Union and the University. The Charter informs you of what you can expect from the University and the Students’ Union and what is expected of you. As a Student Academic Rep, it’s important you know these expectations and what students can do if the University does not meet your expectations. There are eight communities each with useful information and links to all related services that you might need to know about whilst you are at Cardiff. If things do not meet your expectations you can use the website as a guide to the next steps you should take. The Student Charter is not aspirational; you can expect all of the services outlined in the Student Charter. Don’t forget, there are expectations on you too. You should always seek to:Student Charter

  • Raise issues at an early stage and seek advice if these are not resolved;
  • Inform the University promptly of any changes to your circumstances;
  • Inform us if your own Cardiff experience is adversely affected by the behaviour of fellow students or staff;
  • Seek advice immediately if your academic progress, or any other aspect of your Cardiff experience, gives you cause for concern.

The sooner the University is aware of aspects that are not meeting your expectations, or areas you are having difficulty with, the sooner it can work with you to explore how these can be addressed to improve your experience.

To find out more please visit: www.cardiff.ac.uk/studentcharter.