Every course at London Met should have a Student Rep. They are students elected by their peers to represent the voice of students on that course. Student Reps sit on course committee meetings and other school committees to represent the views of students and give them a voice in the decision-making process. They take up and act on concerns on behalf of students and provide feedback to the University. They are also a great way for the University and Students' Union to keep students informed and up-to-date on current issues.
Academic Year 2017-18 - How do I become a Student Rep?
Each year of each course at the university should have a Student Rep elected to represent fellow students on academic-related issues surrounding the course, teaching and learning. Course leaders will brief their course during the first three weeks of teaching (October 2017) and then run elections for their courses. They then need to let the Students' Union know who have been elected as the Student Rep. If you are interested in becoming a Student Rep you should discuss with your course leader in the first instance.
Your course leader will brief the course on what a Student Rep is, their role etc. They will run an election to elect Student Rep for each year of each course. Student Reps will be elected by and from all students on the course in that year.
Become a Student Rep recruitment leaflet 2017-18 (will be uploaded shortly)
Student Rep handbook 2017-18 (will be uploaded shortly)
Course leaders - you will receive a briefing email from Eddie in the Students' Union during week beginning 25th September 2017 regarding election of your Student Reps. If you do not receive this email please contact Eddie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Rep training 2017-18
From October 2017 the Students' Union will be offering 'refresher training' for students who were Student Reps last year and full training for new Student Reps in semester one for 2017-18 academic year. Information will appear on this site very soon. Training is in the form or a one or two hour course which covers a range of skills needed to be a good student rep such as identifying and tackling issues and decision-making. StARs are free to contact Eddie if they have any questions or queries:
Semester 1 Student Rep School forum:
Students and Student Reps are invited to attend the School forum for their school. Meet the Students' Union officers and staff and join discussion with your Head of School and other senior staff. Give your feedback, ask questions, make comments and raise and issues or concerns:
Click on the above links for minutes of previous forums and names and contact details of Student Reps in the School.
Election of Student Reps to the Student Council
During later October 2017 we will be electing a number of Student Reps per school to the Student Council. This the main discussing and debating forum within the Students’ Union. It is a council made up of students from across the University who represent a constituency of students. These are elected officers of the Students’ Union, society officers, directly elected Student Council members and Student Reps. The Student Council invites guest speakers to its meetings, holds the Sabbatical Officers to account, elected students to senior university committees such as the Academic Board. If you are interested in being elected to sit on the Student Council then the first thing you need to do is get elected as a Student Reps for your course.
Would you be interested in representing the students in your school on your School's Learning and Teaching Committee and Standards and Enhancements committee? Student Reps have seats on these which we hope to fill during semester one. If you are interested in sitting on these committees the first thing you need to do it get elected as a Student Rep for your course and then contact Eddie.
Labour Leader and local MP for Islington Jeremy Corbyn MP, addressing Student Repson the importance of elected representatives.
NUS and Student Reps - you are not alone!
Most Students' Unions up and down the UK (and beyond) have Student or Course Reps Schemes. As a London Met Student reps you are one amongst literally 1000s. Check out the NUS Student Engagement Toolkit for the latest advice, assistance and best practice for course reps from the National Union of Students (NUS).
Eddie Rowley (staff)
Student Voice Coordinator - Engagement & Campaigns
0207 133 4703
Florence Onwumere (Sabbatical Officer)
Sabbatical Officer & Education Portfolio holder
0207 133 4171