Course Rep Conference 2018

Tue 06 February 2018 09:30-16:00


The Course Rep Conference will be taking place from 9:30-16:00 on 6th February 2018. 

This inaugural Course Rep Conference provides Course Reps with the fantastic opportunity to network with other Reps and to develop new transferable skills. Reps will also attend a high-level panel debate and will meet with the most senior members of the University. A free lunch will be provided for all Reps, and attendees will recieve a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink at the end of of the day. 

Please note that Course Reps will be allocated to their morning and afternoon development sessions on a first come, first serve basis (please see the extensive list below for more details about the sessions we have on offer). Therefore, if you have one session in particular that you'd really like to attend, book on as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book your place on the Conference, please visit The deadline to book yourself a place on the Course Rep Conference is at 12pm on 30th January 2018 - we will not accept any late bookings.

The Day's structure will follow the below pattern: 

  • 9:30 - Registration and Welcome in the Hangar
  • 9:50-10:50 - Morning Development Session (you can choose one session to attend - please see below for more details about the sessions we have on offer) 
  • 11:00-12:00 - High-level panel debate in the Hangar
  • 12:00-13:00 - Free Networking Lunch in the Hangar
  • 13:15-14:15 - Institute-specific session
  • 14:30-15:30 - Afternoon Development Session (you can choose one session to attend - please see below for more details about the sessions we have on offer) 
  • 15:30 - Closing in the Hangar (a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink will be provided)


Morning Sessions (9:50-10:50)

Academic Societies by Student Engagement Coordinator, Eleanor York

This session will cover how you as a Course Rep can work with Academic Societies. This session will go through how you can set an Academic Society up yourself, or how you can contact Academic Societies in order to gain feedback and to help them grow.


Leading Yourself and Others by Course Leader - Leadership Development Programmes, Julian Bancroft-Martin 

This session will introduce basic leadership concepts and will tackle leadership myths e.g. "leadership cannot be learned, it is innate". It will also help you as Course Reps to identify your preferred leadership style, and help you to ascertain more information about leadership.


Course Rep, a Springboard to Success by Careers and Employability Service Manager, Rose Watson

An interactive workshop to help you consider how the role of Course Rep can help you develop your own employability, and learn how to present yourself more effectively in job applications.


Sustainability by Sustainability Director, Katy Boom

Climate Change, Plastics in the oceans, Not enough resources, these are arguably some of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Whatever career you choose, employers will need graduates who have some experience of sustainability. Many employers don't yet have these skills yet. They will be looking to you to help them acquire new ways of working. 

At this University, you have many opportunities to gain this experience in your course and in extracurricular opportunities. This interactive session will help to define what sustainability means to you, what opportunities there are on campus to gain skills employers will be asking for, and your chance to help the SU and University create new projects and campaigns.


Afternoon Sessions (14:30-15:30)

Effective Participation in the University's Quality and Enhancement Processes by Quality Officer, Richard White, Acting Head of Academic Quality, Jennifer Zandbeek, and Project Manager (Student Surveys and Quality Enhancement), Carolyn Nisbet

This session will promote the important role that Course Reps can play within the University's Quality and Enhancement processes. It will also help you to further develop your effective engagement within these processes.


Mindfulness and Mental Health by Senior Counsellor, Roderic London

This session will focus on the role of mindfulness in maintaining good mental health and enhancing student life. A particular focus will be on reducing stress and anxiety, learning how to manage relationships, and learning how to focus your attention on the things that you want to achieve. 


Understanding Higher Education by Vice President Education, Euan Morrison

More information coming soon...


Meeting Etiquette and Analysing Feedback by Student Engagement Manager, Tim Hewes-Belton 

More information coming soon...


Course Rep Conference 2018