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 March Course Rep of the Month. The winners will be announced at the end of March. 

Here are the winners for this academic year:

February 2021

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Rosie Matthews - History Year 1

Rosie has worked very hard on behalf of students, particularly in her support of those with learning difficulties. She has behaved professionally and worked to build strong relationships with staff and students. She has been determined and committed despite the difficulties that this year has presented. Keep up the good work Rosie!

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Czarina Amor Camay Nercua - Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics Year 2

Czarina has been able to negotiate deadline extensions for an assignment, and has proactively collected student feedback to present at Student Staff Liaison Committee meetings. Her work has directly contributed to improvements in the online learning experience, which has been a huge help to students. Well done Czarina!

January 2021

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Amir Khalid Qazi - Accounting and Finance Year 1 

Amir has helped students by effectively voicing their concerns to the relevant staff in a timely manner. Students have said he is always happy to listen to and discuss their concerns, and always seeks a solution. He has made good use of the forums and communication channels availiable to him, and has brought about some important changes. Well done Amir!

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Maria Zareef Kahloon - Neuroscience Year 1

Maria has used surveys to collect student feedback, and raised this in her School Forums and SSLCs. She has kept her cohort updated on any progress, as well as informing the relevant staff. She has worked with fellow students, other course reps, and her School Rep to solve issues. She works hard to motivate her cohort and regularly checks up on them. Thank you for your hard work Maria!

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Diane Lee - Psychology Year 2

Diane has consistently been collecting feedback from students in here cohort and has liaised with staff to improve students' experience. In Semester 1 she was able to bring about change in how a particular module was taught and examined by working with teaching staff. She has also worked collaboratively with her fellow course reps to implement new measures to help students such as creating drop in sessions. Keep up the good work Diane!

December 2020

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Diya Singh - Accounting and Management Year 1 

Diya has worked to bridge the gap between students and staff and helped in cases of miscommunication. She has used polls and quizzes to collect student feedback to present at SSLCs as well as staying in touch with fellow reps. She has also been able to secure deadline extensions for coursework. Thank you for all your hard work Diya!