Introduction Firstly, thank you for getting involved and taking on the role of Class Representative – a role that we value greatly. The opinions of our students are integral to our constant commitment to enhance the quality of your learning experience. As a Class Rep you will play a key part in this process, Student Body throughout the year. This handbook is designed to guide you through the first steps of the process and will thereafter serve as a reference point for any issues that you may encounter.
What does it mean to be a Class Rep? levels of college life, is to find out what our students think. As one of our Class Representatives you will play a very important part in ensuring that a fair representation of the Student Voice is heard throughout the college. You will be involved in a range of activities, such as: Holding regular discussions with your class to unearth any issues or problems that need to be addressed/resolved and ensuring these are brought to the attention of two formal course/departmental meetings per academic year or by submitting a Acting as a link between your fellow class members and the Student Association by attending three student Representative Council (SRC) meetings to look at Benefits of being a class rep Being a Class Rep allows you to get actively involved in the decisions made about your education. It is a great way of increasing the quality and standards within the college and can benefit you, your peers and future students. Transferable skills There are countless skills to develop as a Rep; negotiation, diplomacy, problem solving and communication skills to name but a few. These are all skills that can benefit your studies, personal life and in your future career. Employability Prospective employers want to see more than just a qualification and often look for those with the types of skills above. If you can show you’ve done something outside of your course then this will prove you www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk 003