Class Reps

Who is a Class Rep?

Class Reps are elected student volunteers chosen by their fellow students who function as a vital link between staff and students, fostering and maintaining open dialogue to improve the students learning experience.

Class Reps are elected at the beginning of an academic year or semester and they represent your views and concerns, ensuring your courses and programmes are the best they can be. They work together with staff throughout the year, and have the opportunity to feedback at Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings that are normally held once or twice a term.

 

How do I become a Class Rep?

Your course/proramme organiser will advertise the role and explain the process at the start of the academic year or semester. Let your course/programme coordinator know if you are interested in the position as soon as possible. If there are more volunteers than positions available, an election will be held. 

If you are looking for more information about the role itself, please contact the AUSA Reps Team at ausareps@abdn.ac.uk.

 

Training

Every class rep will be asked to complete our class rep training which will prepare you to become a successful rep and will help you develop transferable skills. You can access the training after you registered as a class rep via Career Connect (find out how below). Class Reps are also provided with a Class Rep Handbook and other materials which contain information and advice about the role. You can access these via the Class Rep Resources.

 

I have been elected to be a class rep. What do I do now?

Once you have been elected as a class rep, please head to Career Connect to register yourself as a class rep. Registering will give you access to the essential class rep training every class rep is required to complete, as well as the option to have your role recognised under the Enhnced Transcript. This will also ensure that AUSA has access to your contact details and can help direct relevant inquiries to you or provide you with important updates about your role.

To register, from the Career Connect landing page click on Available Pathways and choose the Class Representative Enhanced Transcript Pathway (even if you do not wish to apply for recognition), then click Start.

This will take you to a registration form which clearly sets out the details we need you to input.

Once you have completed your registration, you will have access to completing the Class Rep training either through our self-directed online learning modules, or by registering to one of the live webinars. The choice is yours, you only need to complete one of the training options, they will both cover the same topics!

 

Role recognition

If you’re looking to have the option for your role to be recognised under the enhanced transcript and you’re completing the online training on your own, rather than attending a live webinar, please ensure that you take a screen shot of the last page of the self-directed online training module as per the instructions on Career Connect. This will serve as evidence of your work, and you will be unable to progress to the next step, without uploading the screen shot.

In order for your role to be recognised, you will have had to complete the class rep training and provided evidence of your work via a self-reflected report uploaded on to the Career Connect by the 3rd January 2021.

To read more about opportunities for recognition, please head to this webpage.

If you have any further questions about becoming a class rep, or need support in your role, please contact the AUSA Representation Team at ausareps@abdn.ac.uk.