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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 four different types of handbook. For Undergraduates please take a look at the College-level handbooks. For Postgraduates you have a specific handbook.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Handbook

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College of Biomedical and Life Sciences Handbook

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College of Physical Sciences and Engineering Handbook

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Postgraduate Handbook

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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 2016

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.  

Course of Study
Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences Physical Sciences and Engineering
BUSINESS BIOSCIENCES ARCHITECTURE
PLANNING AND GEOGRAPHY DENTISTRY CHEMISTRY
WELSH HEALTHCARE SCIENCES COMPUTER SCIENCE
ENGLISH, COMMUNICATION & PHILOSOPHY MEDICINE EARTH & OCEAN SCIENCE
JOURNALISM, MEDIA & CULTURAL STUDIES OPTOMITRY & VISION SCIENCES ENGINEERING
LAW AND POLITICS PHARMACY & PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES MATHEMATICS
MODERN LANGUAGES PSYCHOLOGY PHYICS & ASTRONOMY
MUSIC    
HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY & RELIGION    
SOCIAL SCIENCES    

Postgrad Taught Experience Survey (PTES) Results 2016

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.

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.  

Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

Biomedical and Life Sciences

Physical Sciences and Engineering

Study@Cardiff 2016

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.  

Course of Study
Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences Physical Sciences and Engineering
BUSINESS BIOSCIENCES ARCHITECTURE
PLANNING AND GEOGRAPHY DENTISTRY CHEMISTRY
WELSH HEALTHCARE SCIENCES COMPUTER SCIENCE
ENGLISH, COMMUNICATION & PHILOSOPHY MEDICINE EARTH & OCEAN SCIENCE
JOURNALISM, MEDIA & CULTURAL STUDIES OPTOMITRY & VISION SCIENCES ENGINEERING
LAW AND POLITICS PHARMACY & PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES MATHEMATICS
MODERN LANGUAGES PSYCHOLOGY PHYICS & ASTRONOMY
MUSIC    
HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY & RELIGION    
SOCIAL SCIENCES    

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:

  • 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.