School Reps must complete introductory training at the start of their role; this will involve completing an online training module and attending a training event held in the Students’ Union building.
School Reps will be expected to attend the School Board for Teaching & Learning (SBTL) which is a meeting that takes place once per term and lasts around 2 hours. School Reps will also become members on one of the following; University Senate, RUSU Student Voice or a University Working Group. These are likely to meet once per term and last around 1-2 hours.
School Reps will also provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within their school. They will be expected to convene and chair Course Rep Conventions which will meet once per term and last up to 1 hour.
As a School Rep, you will put time aside to speak to students in your school to find gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support the student learning experience. This is largely done by talking to students in your school during your day to day life.
In addition, the amount of time a School Rep will have to commit to their role varies. If they are able to, School Reps get involved in activities to support Academic Representation on campus; for example, they may choose to come along to extra training, attend events such as the Teaching & Learning Showcase, promote academic representation on campus or get involved in campaigns to create change.