A student representative is a student chosen to speak on behalf of all other students here at Huawen Institute. They provide a crucial link between students and teachers.
They raise issues which may be concerning others and take action in order to receive a positive result.
You may also be working in a team of representatives to divide the work load, it's your responsibility to pass on the information from students to teachers and from teachers to students.
There are several reasons to become a student representative at Huawen Institute.
• To show support for your fellow students.
• To be the unheard voice of all the students at Huawen Institute.
• To gain an insight to how things work in our Huawen Institute.
• You can improve your communication and leadership skills.
• Develops your own character.
• Being a student representative will also give you an opportunity to learn and practise new life skills.
• You become known to teachers and fellow students.
A student wanting to become a representative will be discussed between the class lecturer and course co-ordinator. Prospective students can also put themselves up for nomination for student representative based on their academic performances and also their attendance. The student must have an 80% attendance, which is the UK Border Agencies required percentage.
i.Students will initially be informed of the Student Representative of the Module Policy via the Student Handbook, and in Induction.
ii.On the first day of teaching, your module tutor will remind you about student representatives of the module and prospective students will be invited to submit their names to the Office Manager. The deadline for name submission is usually one week later. If no students submit their names, your module tutor will encourage students to participate and explain the position further. Ultimately, the module tutor will recommend one student for the position as a final resort if no volunteer can be found.
iii.In the second week of teaching, the student representative of the module will be elected with a class vote through students raising their hands. All students will be reminded to attend class for the purpose of these elections by the module tutor, and through email via the Office Manager with a list of prospective candidates and this Module Representative Guide attached.
Note: Module tutors can give advice on the selection process.
There are many benefits to being a student representative including several skills and relationships you will develop over this time.
Working closely with other students and teachers will help form good working relationships and friendships. All of the other pupils will know you well and will value your opinion.
This will improve your communication skills as well. Learning to negotiate with teachers to achieve your goals, will improve your diplomacy skills, as well as these your confidence will improve greatly by speaking in front of your classmates when feeding back information from meeting with teachers.
All of the above skills can be highlighted on university applications and CV's for future employment, which potential employers look for especially.
To contact your student representative, please approach them or email them at any time.