Your Voice

Run by students, for students – what difference will you make?

 

 

Key Documents 

Course Rep Role Description (coming soon)
School Rep Role Description (coming soon)
Student Academic Representation System Code of Practice
 

School Rep Contacts

You can find your School Rep Contacts HERE

Staff Contacts

Every School has a named member of academic staff with responsibility for supporting the School Reps and Course Reps within that School. They are there to support you and ensure you know what meetings to attend and when.

Student Engagement, Representation and Communications Coordinator (SERCC) Contacts

Course Rep Coordinator Contacts

There is also Officer and staff support available to you within the Union:

Euan Morrison, Vice President Education: e.morrison@worc.ac.uk, 01905 543217

Tim Hewes-Belton, Student Engagement Manager: t.hewesbelton@worc.ac.uk, 01905 543222

Jodie Stilgoe, Student Voice Assistant: j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk, 01905 543224

Course Rep Resources

National Union of Students Resources

Worcester Students' Union is affiliated to NUS.  The National Union of Students recognises the vital role played by Course Reps, in representing the student voice and driving forward changes which enhance the quality of the educational experience of students on their courses.  Here are some of the NUS resources you may find useful. 

  • Course Rep systems benchmarking tool: This "tool" can be used by Course Reps and University staff to explore how well developed our course representation is and how it might be further improved.
  • Assessment and feedback benchmarking tool: We know that assessment and feedback is a recurring cause for concern amongst students.  This document highlights the range of practices and provides examples of what might constitute positive changes.
  • Understanding the barriers to student engagement: This report includes examples of good practice from a number of Universities which have developed effective ways of getting students more involved and better engaged in their students' union and university.
  • NSS 2014 Evidencing the student voice: The National Student Survey takes place annually.  Students in their final year are encouraged to participate and the results are published on the unistats website.  The responses and comments made by last year's final year students can provide evidence for Course Reps who want to see changes made to the courses they study.  This publication will help you to think about how this can be done.

The Student Engagement Partnership

The Student Engagement Partnership supports, develops and promotes student engagement activity in the higher education sector in England. They are a central resource for practitioners and institutions and coordinate the sharing of knowledge and practice relating to student engagement at a national level. You'll find lots of resources for Course Reps on their website.

The Teaching Excellence Framework

The Government is introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which aims to recognise and reward high quality teaching in higher education. The purpose is to:

  • give students clear information about where teaching quality is best and where students have achieved the best outcomes;
  • encourage a stronger focus on the quality of teaching in higher education.

You can find a handy guide from HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) here.

You can find TEF's submission (as from June 2017) here.