This year the Representation System is more vital than ever. With considerable changes to learning and teaching, it is important that the student voice is heard at all levels of University decision making. Students may have particular concerns about their academic rights this year, from the quality and standard of their courses and teaching to the frequency of the assessment and feedback on their work – all of which are important to feed back so they can be addressed.
As a Rep, your Programme and Department should involve and consult you when making decisions, so you will have insight and influence into how things work at the University of Birmingham, and can communicate this to your peers.
The Guild and the University will support you to be an effective Rep through training, inductions, and opportunities to develop skills and network with other Reps and staff. The Guild also hosts an annual Rep Awards, an event which recognises the achievements and hard work of Reps.