Student-Staff Committee

Getting Involved - Student-Staff Committee

A great way to get involved and find out a bit more how the department works is to join the Student-Staff Committee.

It meets four times a year and has representation from all courses and programmes. It's an opportunity to contribute your views and those of others on your course.

Picture of Course Rep poster 2015

Membership: 2 representatives from each year of each programme.

Link to Student Staff Committee Membership
Meets:

Meets four times a year in the Elmfield Building. Lunch is provided.

Student-Staff Committee schedule 2015-16

Semester 1:

  • Wednesday 21st October 2015, 1pm-2.30pm- G12 Elmfield
  • Wednesday 25th November 2015, 12pm-1.30pm G12 Elmfield

Semester 2:

  • Wednesday 17th February 2016, 1pm-2.30pm - G12 Elmfield
  • Wednesday 20th April 2016, 1pm-2.30pm - G12 Elmfield
Organisation and focus of meetings:
  • Student Staff Committee is chaired by a 'rolling' student chairperson;
  • There are no academic staff present for the majority of the meeting, giving the opportunity for informal and supportive discussion on issues raised by representatives. The Director of Teaching will be present for the last part of the meeting to discuss issue raised.
Opportunity to:
  • Get involved in departmental activities such as admissions open days;
  • Represent your peers' views and interests and make a difference to the student experience in the Department;
  • talk to students on other courses in the department and learn about their experiences.
Examples of issues discussed in the past:
  • Admissions, input from student representatives had a real impact in the literature sent out to applicants and to the organisation and presentation at Admissions Open Days;
  • Dissertations, discussion and well expressed needs by students prompted the department to redevelop and improve presentation and support given to students who undertake dissertations.

Getting Involved - Faculty Student-Staff Committee

There are also opportunities for you to get involved in Student-Staff Committees at Faculty level.

The Department is looking for two Faculty Student Representatives - an undergraduate, and a postgraduate taught student. There are three meetings per year, which are divided into two sections. The first hour is a formal committee meeting, and the second hour is an informal discussion on a learning and teaching topic that provides students the chance to engage with and shape new developments within the Faculty.

For further information, view the Faculty Student-Staff Committee purpose and structure overview. To find out how you can become a Faculty rep contact Fran Cooney, Student Experience Manager: F.R.Cooney@sheffield.ac.uk.