How would you describe your key responsibilities as a School Rep, and what does a typical week look like in this role?
Communicating to staff and students is one of the main responsibilities in this role. It’s important to make sure that students’ voices are heard and represented within the school and university, and it’s equally important to make sure students understand and know about decisions made by the school in response.
Establishing a community is another key responsibility as a School Rep, especially on the back of a disrupted year last year where students didn’t get the opportunity to meet people on their course. In Economics, I have worked closely with the Course Reps and the Economics Society to run different events to build a community.
Listening to students is a final key responsibility. To ensure you are representing students’ voices it’s important to ensure you are reaching out and listening to students’ opinions and point of views.
A typical week as a School Rep involves checking in with the year specific Course Reps, attending any meetings (these can range from Education Assemblies with the LUU Education Officer Exec to meetings with Programme Directors in your school), collaborating with other School Reps (myself and the other LUBS School Reps worked with the Community Intern to establish a student-led newsletter), and communicating with students.
What skills have you gained and developed as a School Rep?
As highlighted above communication, listening, and organisation are three key skills I have developed whilst in this School Rep role.