Course Rep of the Month

Do you go above and beyond as a Course Rep or know a Course Rep who does?

Do you fulfil any of the below criteria? Nominate for the Course Rep of the Month!
  1. Evidence of being proactive and taking initiative;
  2. Evidence of collecting and representing the opinions of all or majority of students that they represent;
  3. Evidence of taking measures to tackle the issues raised by their peers, and proposing changes and action points while providing feedback;
  4. Evidence of using negotiation and persuasion techniques effectively and researching the issue and possible avenues for resolving it (5Rs of Representation in action);
  5. Evidence of working collaboratively with other reps, faculty reps, Education Coordinator and VP Education, and other relevant members of staff within the university and the SU;
  6. Evidence of championing the SU values and raising awareness of current campaigns or events;
  7. Evidence of engaging with/attending SSLCs;
  8. Evidence of attending the SPC/alternative training.

May/June nominations are now closed. July nominations will be open at the end of JUne. 

Nominate a Course Rep here

 

Previous winners 

March/April 2020

Clera Rodrigues - Year 1 English and Drama Course Rep

During the pandemic, Clera has been a tremendous help to her peers. Upon receiving hundreds of emails and links — which overwhelmingly flooded every students’ inbox — she sought to read everything in order to keep everyone well-informed. She also collated links of all important updates to raise student awareness of the new assessment arrangements and the ‘No Detriment’ Policy. Well done Clera! 

Weronika Lipien - Year 3 Chemical Engineering Course Rep

Last month, Weronika has persistently contacted the module organisers and staff to adjust the upcoming coursework due to the CO-VID19 situation as her cohort were required to work in groups which was not really possible for many, due to lack of time and resources or required the use of on-campus software. Her determination and countless negotiations led to an extension of our projects and their fair adjustment. Excellent work Weronika!

 

Manish Basantani - MSc Accounting and Management Course Rep

Manish managed to successfully increase the capacity of students that were allowed to join the Behavioural Finance and Decision Making module. He secured multiple extensions for different modules during the strike to ease the workload for students on the course. He also pushed for library books to be available earlier in the year for students to begin their coursework sooner which was successfully implemented. Thank you Manish!

 

January/February 2020

Harnoor Singh Oberai - MSc Big Data Science Course Rep

Harnoor played a key role in liaising with the professors on the Machine Learning module to extend deadlines, as a result of the strike action that took place. He also successfully secured more teaching assistance in the labs. Harnoor consistently ensures he is accessible to students on his course by arriving early to lectures and encouraging students to give him feedback regarding issues. Congratulations Harnoor, your win is well deserved!

 

December 2019

Ayesha Khan - Year 1 Biochemistry Course Rep

Ayesha is a first year a First Year BSc Biochemistry Rep and has gone above and beyond for the students on her course in the first semester. She has organised workshops and revision sessions to ensure students feel prepared for exams. She has organised a panel event for the new year where students can get advice about Graduate Medicine and Dentistry, from professionals in the sector. Her peers describe her as 'hardworking' and she is excellent at listening to the issues they have. Ayesha should be incredibly proud of how much she has achieved in such a short amount of time!

 

November 2019

Milton Justinsuthakaran - Year 2 Dental Course Rep

In a short time Milton has gone above and beyond to ensure Year 2 Dentistry students have all the resources they need, when they need. Before the academic year began he created a document that contained tips and advice from past students, which the cohort still use regularly as a helpful resource.