Derby College Students' Union (DCSU) has been running the Student Rep System since before the merger of Mackworth College, Wilmorton College and Broomfield College back in 2003.
As DCSU, and almost every other Students' Union in the country, is an external organisation operating within the College; we are the best suited to be impartial and dedicated to supporting Student Reps and all other students in general.
YOUR Group must have a Student Representative, so here are the details:
IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO…
♥ Affect decisions made about your education - Make a positive difference to your friends and your own learning experiences
♥ Develop effective working relationships with teaching staff – Participating in a dialogue that results in better conditions for students
♥ Develop your inter-personal skills for yourself and prospective employers - e.g. problem solving, communication, negotiation skills and working with others
WHAT WOULD I DO?
♥ Find comments/suggestions within your group
♥ Report these views to the college staff, and Students’ Union
♥ Liaise with other reps
♥ Work with the Students’ Union & College Staff
♥ Feedback to your group about what the Students’ Union and College are doing for YOU!
HOW MUCH TIME COMMITMENT?
You should attend...
♥ 1/2 day rep training – so you know what you should be doing!
♥ Your monthly campus Rep meetings
♥ Termly College Learner Forums
♥ Ideally attend the Termly Union council Meeting to direct YOUR Union!
WHAT INCENTIVES DO I GET?
Besides that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from doing good things for others, here are some other incentives:
♥ Chance to win the DCSU ‘Student Rep of the year’ award
♥ Possible entry into the national NUS awards ‘Student Rep of the year’ for mega-outstanding work as a Rep
♥ Discounted entertainment ticket prices (based on attendance to meeting and active participation)
Communication is the key to success!
I WANT TO BE A STUDENT REP - WHAT NOW?
♥ Tutors will ask who is interested in being the student rep, JUMP UP AT THE OPPORTUNTIY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
♥ Up to 2 reps can be chosen for each group, so you don’t feel lonelyMOST IMPORTANT THING - Make sure your contact details are passed on to Students’ Union. Student Rep Contact forms are available from your tutor, SU offices, SU Moodle page and our website.
Have YOUR say!