Class Reps

What is a Class Rep?

Class Reps are elected student volunteers chosen by their peers to be the voice of the student body.
Class Reps are decided upon  at the beginning of an academic year or semester and they represent YOU on academic matters, ensuring your courses and programmes are the best they can be. Helping to ensure that the student voice is heard at student-Staff Liaison Committee meetings (SSLC).

This year, there are approximately 600 reps in all schools.

Why are Class Reps Important?

Class reps are a valuable asset to the students association, as they bridge the gap between the student body and the University and Aberdeen University Students' association (AUSA). Without the Class Reps your Student association are unaware of any potential course issues and to ensure that the University proceeds with a good code of practice.

Role & Responsibility of a Class Rep

  • Ensuring your classmates have a way to feedback to the university
  • Communicating to your School Convener about what is going on in your classes
  • Attending SSLC meetings 
  • Communicating back to students what the University have been discussing about their courses and programmes.

Benefits of Being a Class rep

  •  A great way of getting involved with AUSA
  •  Personal development
  • Acquiring skills employers want such as problem solving, team work, verbal communication
  • Gaining skills and experience to enhance your  CV
  • Understand how the University, your Schools and your course works

 

Interested but unsure you have the skills to be a Class Rep?

AUSA offers a range of workshops for all reps, providing you with transferable skills required in the academic rep role. Academic reps are provided with a handbook which contains information and advice about the role.

How do I become a Class Rep?

Your school will organise the selection and election of reps in the first couple of weeks of teaching but if you're lookig for more info on the role itself, please contact  ausaeducation@abdn.ac.uk

Useful information: 

Volunteer handbook

Rep Handbook