YOUR STUDENT VOICE
HOW DO WE REPRESENT YOU?
Student Representation is a BIG thing at RVC. We work hard so that everyone’s voice is heard and like to act proactively to ensure your student experience is one of the best around!
Working alongside our RVCSU Officers we have RVCSU Course Reps. These guys act as the bridge between students and the college by informing staff about current issues affecting the year and in response, and then ensuring any actions made by the college are fed back to the student body. They are also frequently asked for their opinions on decisions to be made by the college that will affect lots of students.
WHO ARE RVCSU COURSE REPS?
Any student can put themselves forward to be an RVCSU Course Rep. They are elected by their peers after they have nominated themselves for the position. There are up to 2 RVCSU Course Reps in every year of every course (smaller courses may be amalgamated). They tend to be people who like pizza (we provide lots) and making new friends throughout the university!
WHAT DO THEY DO?
RVCSU Course Reps canvas student opinion and collect feedback from their year group (usually informally, such as through Facebook polls or via email) which they discuss with course staff. They may also be chosen to attend various college committees, such as those that discuss student welfare or college facilities. Their input is invaluable at these meetings where the student opinion is highly valued by staff. They also communicate with their year group to report back on what the college is doing about any problems. They are managed by the Vice President for Representation and Communication to provide support and to ensure the Students’ Union Committee is fully informed and up to date with the issues that matter to you.
HOW CAN I BECOME AN RVCSU COURSE REP?
We encourage anyone to apply who is passionate about student representation and enjoys making a positive impact on student experience. Application open early in the 1st term of the year, if you are interested in applying please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you more information including the course rep agreement to read through the duties of the role.
All reps will be given induction and will attend a leadership training day. This is a great opportunity to throw yourself into life as an RVC student, and with financial remuneration for attending meetings and plenty of support and pizza provided…why wouldn’t you!