October 23, 2015, by Andrea Ranford
Be the voice of the Award students!
With the new academic year underway, the Award team are in the search to appoint two budding students to represent the Award student community. The Steering Group gather three times a year, holding meetings to provide a strategic overview of the Award and carry out ongoing moderation of Award modules.
The successful student representatives will get a chance to voice their opinions at Steering Group Committee Meetings, gain an insight into the operations of the Award as well as be a positive ambassador amongst student and staff communities for the Award. Does that sound like something you want to be a part of?
Lydia Tillery, former Steering Group student representative 2014-2015 shares her experience:
- How do you feel your role as a student representative has positively impacted the student community?
It may seem that you’re not achieving much at the time but once a year has passed, you can see all the changes that have been made: the structuring of the modules, their display and making it easier for students to be part of the Award. It has made me very proud knowing that my contributions have helped to make that all happen.
- What did you enjoy the most?
It was great knowing that you were part of something bigger, a wider process that could really get things done and make improvements on student university life.
- What skills did you develop?
I have definitely improved my communication skills, as basic as it is. It can actually be quite hard talking to members of staff that have had those positions on the board for years and know exactly what they’re all doing; it’s all about confidence.
- What challenges did you face?
The most challenging role came in the preparation for the meetings, particularly reading through all of the necessary documents for each module, especially if you’re unaware of what the module is or how it is supposed to run. But all of this information can be very useful as this is what students of the module may also be feeling.
- What advice would you give to students?
Definitely make sure that you are prepared for the meetings because if you’re not, it will show through. Plus take advantage of the free tea and coffees they offer! The staff are lovely and really want to understand the students’ perspective.
How to get involved:
If you think you have what it takes to be the next student representative for the 2015-2016 academic year and are ready for a new challenge, then apply via our Workspace page. Please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions before applying.
Application deadline: Friday 30 October 2015 at 12pm. Don’t miss out!