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Researching Opinion: Challenges

Lack of Contact The most likely challenge you’ll face in doing research is difficulty in finding an audience willing to provide feedback. You might find your target audience hard to reach and may not respond to emails, but in that instance, please do persevere and try different ways of reaching out. Because students in particular…

Research platforms and methods

When you have decided on the topics and questions that you want to research, you’ll need to consider the platforms you could use to conduct your research, and think about the methods you can use to gather information from others. This will also depend on the context within which you are conducting your research, and…

Course Rep Meetings​

As a Rep, you’ll be invited to several different meetings which provide you with opportunities to represent the feedback you’ve gathered from your fellow students. Here’s some information about each one.  Meeting FAQs Q: Who will invite me to each meeting? A: For your departmental meetings, your invitations will come via email from a member of…

Top Tips for Course Reps

We know that starting a new role can be tricky, so we’ve collated 10 top tips to remind you about important elements of your role and to help you as you research, represent, and report back. 1. Gather factual data Using your MySurrey Voice discussion board is a great way to collect opinions from students and…

Course Rep Toolkit

Here you’ll find resources and information that will help you in your role as a Course Rep, including top tips, employability guidance, and the Rep Handbook.  FAQs A student has approached me with feedback about our course, how do I proceed? If the issue immediately needs fixing, like a problem with resourses or timetable clashes, speak directly to…

Become A Rep

A Course Rep is an elected student who volunteers to gather student feedback and voice it to the University. They 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. Responsibilities Course Reps have three responsibilities: Research student opinion – Reps…

Staff Resources

​Staff Pack​: Information about running Rep elections, FAQs, and more. Rep Wins:  A snapshot into some of the fantastic things Course Reps achieved over the past academic year, and a great introduction for staff members who are interested in how the Course Rep system benefits the student population and the quality of study here at Surrey.  Lecture…

Course Rep Removal Policy

The following are guidelines should it come to light that a cohort is not being effectively represented by their elected Course Rep or PGR Rep. Attendance records show Rep has not attended any of the necessary training or representative meetings, or sent apologies. OR concerns are raised by either students in the cohort or a member…

Campaigning Next Steps

Before your campaign starts, here’s a quick list for the key things to make sure you’re all set! Campaign aims and end goal Ways to measure your success/impact Identify key people Develop a budget and list of materials needed, if applicable Draft list of activities and timeline Once you’ve checked these points off, the Voice…

Campaigning

Once you’ve got your team together, now’s the time to kick start your campaign. Remember to keep your goals for your campaign in mind at all times, as this will keep you on track and focusing on your mission statement. Having said that, a successful campaign isn’t just about achieving the goals you’ve set for…