Your Voice

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

 

 

Key Documents 

These role description documents may all be subject to change pending the new Student Academic Representation Code of Practice (coming soon)
 

Course Rep Resources

 

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. These are called the Student Engagement, Representation and Communications Coordinator (SERCCs) and Course Rep Coordinator. Click here for their contacts.
For a list of staff and students who have a role to play within the academic representation at both college and school level, click here.
 
You also have a lot of support from the Students' Union (both Officer and staff teams):
Euan Morrison, Vice President Education
e.morrison@worc.ac.uk
01905543217 
Tim Hewes-Belton, Student Engagement Manager
t.hewesbelton@worc.ac.uk
01905543222
Jodie Stilgoe, Student Voice Assistant 
j.stilgoe@worc.ac.uk
01905543224
 

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. 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

 

The Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP)

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 (TEF)

The Government introduced the TEF which aims to recognise and reward high quality teaching in higher education. The purpose is to:
  1. Give students clear information about where teaching quality is best and where students have achieved the best outcomes;
  2. 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.