Course Rep of the Month 2020/21

Course Rep of the Month

Course Rep of the Month is our scheme designed to recognise and reward the hard work that our amazing Reps do! Each month we will award the title to a Rep from each faculty (Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry).

All students, Course Reps and members of staff can submit nominations through the QMSU website; reps can also nominate themselves. The award will be given to the Course Rep that best fits the defined criteria:

  • Evidence of being proactive and taking initiative
  • Evidence of collecting and representing the opinions of all or majority of students that they represent
  • Evidence of taking measures to tackle the issues raised by their peers, and proposing changes and action points while providing feedback
  • Evidence of using negotiation and persuasion techniques effectively and researching the issue and possible avenues for resolving it (5Rs of Representation in action)
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with other reps, faculty reps, Education Coordinator and Faculty Vice Presidents, and other relevant members of staff within the university and the SU
  • Evidence of championing the SU values and raising awareness of current campaigns or events
  • Evidence of engaging with/attending SSLCs and School Forums

Nominations are open for the December Course Rep of the Month. The winners will be announced at the end of January. 

Here are the winners for this academic year:

November 2020

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Katrina Fuller – Hispanic Studies Year 2 

Katrina has highlighted the importance of mental health and wellbeing and has communicated with her cohort. She has been kind and understanding in her approach and maintained regular and consistent communication with staff and students on her course. Great work Katrina! 

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Shona Sawhney and Amina Arshad – Dentistry Year 5 

Shona and Amina have gone above and beyond in their role as reps. They have put their personal time aside to resolve issues, contact staff, collect feedback, and organise additional educational activities. They’ve worked hard to minimise the negative impact of the pandemic on their cohort’s final year of study. Well done to the both of you! 

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Hamza Butt - Mechanical Engineering Year 2 

Hamza has been great at staying in touch with students and staff and provided clarity where there have been cases of miscommunication. He has taken on student feedback and worked with teaching staff to extend coursework deadlines. Thank you for your hard work Hamza!  

October 2020

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Antony Demetriou - Politics Year 1 

With so much confusion around blended learning, Antony has actively sought to understand the problem so he can better represent students. He has been proactive in his approach and engaged with a wide range of students. He developed a survey to collate students’ views on face-to-face teaching, internet and technical issues, and mental health. Well done on all your hard work!  

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Alice Wang - Medicine Year 4 

Alice has collected feedback from the students in her year group and taken the initiative to deal with their concerns. She found out how students can claim practice placement expenses from the university and disseminated this information to her fellow students. She makes sure to regularly communicate with the students in her year group, through social media and emails and keeps them updated on information from SSLCs. Keep up the good work Alice! 

 

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