Become a voice, make a difference.

 

Every year group in every course has a student voice. A student voice acts as a liaison between students and lecturers, voicing the opinions of their fellow students with academic staff to further improve the university experience for the better.

“Being a student voice means getting involved in both your course and our university. You’ll make sure that everyone’s voice is heard and you can really make a difference. Plus future employers will love to see that you took the initiative!” Emily King, UCSU Academic Representative 2014-15

Have a read of the Student Voice Handbook or follow the links below: 

Responsibilities of a Student Voice

Benefits of being a Student Voice

How do I become a Student Voice?

 
Responsibilities of a Student Voice

Student Voices are encouraged to meet regularly with lecturers, often over a coffee, to discuss any issues that may have arisen during the semester. They also attend programme board meetings with all lecturers from their degree programme for a more formal meeting in which these issues can be discussed in more detail and a plan of action can be made. Student Voices will also be encouraged to share positive feedback in these meetings to ensure that well delivered modules are recognised by the student body.

The Students Union will also hold Student Voice Forums Chaired by elected Student Academic Representives which provide opportunities for student voices from different courses to share any problems they may be having, highlight good practice and to support each other in dealing with these issues.

 

Benefits of being a Student Voice

Being a Student Voice is a great opportunity to improve your relationships with both staff and students, it gives you the chance to make a difference and improve the student experience and your efforts will also be acknowledged on your HEAR 6.1.

The Students’ Union will deliver a training programme and provide support to you during the Academic Year to ensure that you are able to get the most of your experience.

“I enjoyed being able to make a difference to peoples learning and being able to make the most of my own degree programme. See first hand how your input can change your course for the better is really rewarding!” Hebe Sims, UCSU Academic Representative 2014-15

 

How do I become a Student Voice?

Elections will be held at the start of term in your lectures, make sure you keep an eye out for more information and register your interest with your lecturers!