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Vote in a Poll/Election

Make Your Change This October, we’re asking all students to vote on the SU’s next big campaign. Campaign suggestions All the suggestions for Make Your Change were submitted by students this year. Here’s the shortlist being voted on: Women’s Safety On Campus Fighting Inequality Destigmatisation of Mental Wellbeing Accessibility for All Sustainable Surrey Voting closes…

How to effectively report back

So now we have covered the importance of reporting back, so how is this done best? Remember, your role involves closing the feedback loop and really ensuring that the cohort you represent are well-informed and feel their opinions and perspectives have been heard. Whenever something is acted upon or changed, keep the cohort in the loop…

Reporting Back

We’ll look now at some of the ways you can share what you’ve been up to, both with your cohort and us here at the Union. We’ll also touch on some of the initiatives we have in place to celebrate you for your achievements and hard work! Why is reporting back important? As representatives, your…

The ABCD of Effective Feedback

When you get feedback from your peers, some of it will be negative feedback that you’ll then have to communicate to the University. Can you present negative feedback in a professional way? Absolutely – if you stick to these guidelines. It’s important to remember that staff care about your education or research, and a relationship based…

Where to Raise Issues

Sometimes when you receive student feedback, it’s challenging to know the best course of action for how to get the issue resolved, or how to pass the feedback on to the University. We’ve prepped some examples to help you with figuring that out! If the issue immediately needs fixing: like a problem with resourses or…

Representing Students

We’re now going to focus on how to represent effectively. With a solid foundation of student opinion to support you, and the important skills that we’ll discuss next, you will be an effective Course Rep and a well-respected member of your department. What makes an effective Rep? Always bear in mind that finding solutions to…

Course Reps – Your Role

As you hopefully know, a Course Rep is an elected student who volunteers to gather student feedback and voice it to the University. You provide a way for students to communicate their diverse range of opinions and experiences to the staff who deliver their courses, and to make change happen. Course Reps have three responsibilities: Research…