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.

The scheme has now ended for the academic year 2019/20. Congratulations to all the winners. It will start up again in the new academic year 2020-21.

Previous winners 

May/June 2020

Haleema Rabeea - Year 3 Dental Course Rep

Since the lock-down, Haleema has gone beyond her role to ensure her peers are given the most support provided. From creating PowerPoint's and organising student-led seminars to ensure that they do not miss out in their education during COVID, to chasing up tutors regarding assessments and concerns. She has hosted over 5 webinars for her year group and has kept the year group up to date with weekly emails. Regardless of the uncertain circumstances, Haleema has remained approachable and extremely helpful to her peers. 

Roya Mohamed - Year 1 Psychology Course Rep

Roya has created and hosted weekly quizzes for her peers to take their minds off the difficult times we are currently facing, and to tackle loneliness. She regularly reminds her peers about any deadlines or anything important lecturers have emailed about. Furthermore, upon hearing their complaints about the length of time it has taken to release one of their grades, she took the initiative of negotiating with the lecturer. This led to the release of the grades a few hours later. Excellent work Roya! 

 

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.