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Pronouns

A pronoun is the word used to refer to something or someone: “he”, “she”, “they”, and so on. Different gender identities use different pronouns and for both transgender and non-binary people in particular, the correct use of pronouns is important in affirming their gender identity. First steps In order to help create an environment that…

Surrey Allies

This course was developed by your VP Community 2020-21 and former LGBT+ Liberation Representative Izzy.  An LGBT+ ally is a heterosexual and/ or cisgender (a person who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth) person who actively supports equal rights for LGBT+ people, and challenges homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.  We believe all students…

Public Speaking Top Tips

Open with a quote Often, we start a presentation by saying “My name’s X and today I want to talk about Y” but to really hook your audience from the start, try including a relevant quote or statistic. Imagine you’re due to pitch a marketing concept. Instead of introducing yourself straight away, you could start with something…

Relationship Marketing

Marketing is no longer simply about developing, selling and delivering products. It is progressively more concerned with the development and maintenance of mutually satisfying long-term relationships with customers…Enduring relationships with customers cannot be duplicated by competitors, and therefore provide for a unique and sustained customer experience. Relationship management is based on two economic arguments: It…

Researching Opinion: Top Tips

Gather factual data Make sure that you’re collecting data from a number of sources: you could conduct surveys if you need to gather stats and opinions from students, and post a link to your cohort on your discussion board, or via email or social media. If you’re interested in academic feedback, using your MySurrey Voice discussion board is…

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…

Feedback Topics (part II)

As a Course Rep, you’ll mainly be looking to gather feedback about students’ academic experiences. We’ve listed some ideas to get you started thinking about what opinions you can gather from students, to help you start doing your research. So here are some questions or topics that you could ask about! Learning and Teaching What…

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 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. A trigger event takes place to require the instigation of this policy, such as attendance records demonstrating that the Rep has not attended any of the necessary training or representative meetings,…