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 Students' Union Reps Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find a link to our introductory online training module, which you can complete to get started in your role, below. Please note this training is located on our Skills Hub. If you have not used this platform before, you will need to create an account to get started. We ask that you use your university email address when creating an account so we can keep a record of your training. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com for support.
Class Rep Handbook
After completing your training, you will be able to refer to the Class Rep Handbook. The Handbook has more in-depth knowledge of the following areas:
- The Students' Union Representation structure
- Class Reps' role
- Who supports Class Reps
- Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings and how to prepare for them
- Areas of Feedback
- Survey questions and feedback collection methods
You can also use the following guide on how to make MyAberdeen announcements. We have also included the University of Aberdeen institutional framework on feedback and the policy regarding lecture recordings passed by the University Senate, which you may find useful in your role.
Survey Tools and Personal Data
It is important when collecting feedback from your class that you are mindful of how the data is collected and how that data will be used. In partnership with the University, we have created some guidance for using survey tools when gathering personal data. Please ensure that when you are collecting data, that you use Microsoft Forms (with your University account) and refer to the guidance which you can below. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MySkills - MySkills is a new tool for students to record, reflect and develop their skills. Hosted on CareerConnect, it guides you through activities that help you assess and compare your abilities across 10 skill areas. You can export a record of your engagement and achievements to refer to when making job applications. It is available to access at any time. We would encourage you to make sure you are recording the skills you utilise and develop as a Class Rep on MySkills. You can find more info on MySkills here.
If you have any questions relating to your role as a Class Rep, e.g. training, resources, recognition, or any other issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Students' Union Reps Team at email@example.com.