Student-Staff Consultation Procedure
Don’t be voiceless - Get a representative!
The Student-Staff Consultation Procedure is the official medium through which your opinions can be heard.
The responsibilities of the Student Representative are:
- to strengthen communication between group and tutor, by raising promptly matters of common concern;
- to monitor student satisfaction with the course, provide feedback to the MLTC Director of Learning and Teaching and make proposals for the future;
- to contribute to the MLTC annual review of teaching.
The representative will:
- Liaise regularly between the tutor and class through discussion and informal feedback;
- Organize a meeting with the class once per semester, discuss arising matters with the tutor
- Discuss the outcomes of class consultations with the class liaison
- Attend the Student Staff Committee
- If there are any pressing concerns, your Student Rep or the module leader can and should be approached immediately, even before the meeting, so matters can be resolved as quickly as possible
Being a Student Representative is a recognized Higher Education Achievement Record activity.
How to elect your representative
- You may nominate yourself or someone else (provided you have their permission) to be your representative.
- For reasons of continuity, it is important whenever possible to elect as representative a student who is enrolled for both semesters.
Your duties as a Course Representative
Once you have been elected, the Students’ Union’s Academic Representation Coordinator will contact you to offer you training.
HEAR Recognition: Please note that you will need to complete the above training to validate your participation in the scheme as part of the Higher Education Achievement Record.
Arranging a time for the Consultation Meeting
As Student Representative for your class, you will need to hold a meeting with the rest of your class in Week 6 or 7.
You will need to agree with your tutor the week before on a suitable time to have the meeting:
Running the Consultation Meeting
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss together your satisfaction with the course and then to provide your tutor and the Director of Learning and Teaching with relevant feedback and proposals for the future.
|Reporting on the meeting||
Before the meeting, open the 'Student-Staff Consultation Report'- form to help you taking notes during the meeting and discussing any issues with your class Tutor afterwards.
After your meeting, discuss any comments with your tutor, and then complete and submit the 'Student-Staff Consultation Report' online within one week of the meeting. If it is difficult for you to meet straight after the class, arrange a time with your tutor the same week.
The form is essential for us, as otherwise we won't know which points have been raised in your course.
If you wish to gain HEAR accreditation for your role, please note, you are required to complete an additional meeting report for the Student Union, so they can keep track of points raised across the institution and give support to students where needed.
|Previous feedback and actions||
Here are some changes we have made in response to student feedback over the years:
Nevertheless, there are some points we are unable to take action on for reason beyond our control:
If you have any question regarding the Student-Staff consultation procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the MLTC Student-Staff Committee Convenor via firstname.lastname@example.org