Academic Rep Training and Finding Your Rep

Since 2017 we have worked hard to overhaul our training of Academic Reps across the University to support them in their role. Every year we take on their feedback in an effort to improve their experience of training, and are pleased to see that this year 99% of beginner reps (an increase 1.3%) and 100% of returner reps (an increase of 4.5%) found training to be useful.

One of the priorities of our Academic Affairs Officer this year is for “students, staff and representatives to understand and value the purpose of the academic representation system and their role within it.” It was therefore encouraging to see that reps felt training was motivating valuable and helpful, all of which are important, as your Academic Rep should be visible and effective with their role.

 

BEGINNERS

2017

2018

2019

17 vs 19

Motivating

35.77%

38.64%

40.74%

↑ 4.97%

Valuable

44.53%

49.24%

47.22%

↑ 2.70%

Helpful

67.88%

67.42%

74.07%

↑ 6.19%

 

 

RETURNERS

2017

2018

2019

17 vs 19

Motivating

36.36%

41.94%

41%

↑ 5.02%

Valuable

31.82%

38.71%

38%

↑ 6.11%

Helpful

54.55%

35.48%

66%

↑ 10.97%

 

With Academic Reps trained and the first SSCC meetings having taken place across departments, you can now ask your reps what feedback was raised and also find out what actions have been put in place, as well as what else might be going on in your department or across the University!

If you want to contact your rep, you can now use “Find my Rep” on the SU website - https://www.abersu.co.uk/shapeaber/studentrepresentatives/findmyrep/

Remember, your reps are key to help raise feedback within your department and as a result of their role, they help to make your education and experience here at Aberystwyth the best it can be!

Comments

No comments have been made. Please log in to comment.