When you are elected as a Student Academic Representative, the Students' Union will send you a welcome email, which will include information about how to access training. If you take on the additional role of Chair or Vice-Chair, you will have the opportunity to receive additional training to enhance your skills. If you would like to discuss an aspect of training further, please contact StudentReps@cardiff.ac.uk.
Student Academic Rep Handbooks
This handbook will provide you with all the information you need to be successful in your role, including an overview of your roles and responsibilities, key dates for the year ahead, and services you should be aware of.
The handbook for the academic year 2022/23 is currently being updated, and will be available to download soon.
It is important to understand the main roles and responsibilities of your Student Academic Rep role. Take a look at our Role Descriptions to make sure you are comfortable and confident with what to expect for the year ahead.
The Role Descriptions for the academic year 2022/23 are currently being updated, and will be available to download soon.
As a Student Academic Rep, you will receive monthly newsletters from the Student Voice team outlining reminders, important information from the Sabbatical Officers, and additional opportunities. Make sure you keep an eye out for these newsletters, and get in touch if you would like to discuss anything further.
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The Student Charter has been developed through partnership between the university and Students' Union, and defines the roles and responsibilities of students, the Students’ Union and the university. As a Student Academic Rep, it is important you familiarise yourself with this, and what students can do if the university does not meet your expectations.
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 any issues, 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.