What are Student Academic Reps (StARs)?

Whilst studying at Winchester, you may want to feedback about your course, or comment on what could be developed to improve your learning experience. One way you can do this is through the ‘StAR’ system (Student Academic Representatives). Being a StAR offers students the opportunity to collect opinions from classmates and feedback to University and Union staff through Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings. This allows the student voice to be heard, and can make a real change within the courses that we offer. The changes and opinions are discussed within these meetings, and then are distributed back to their cohort by said StARs to keep the students informed of the responses to their concerns and questions.

 

How do I become a StAR?

StARs are elected in Semester 1 after an introduction given to the students by The Vice President, Education & Welfare (VP). The VP will then carry out training sessions, in collaboration with the University to ensure that StARs are equipped properly to carry out their responsibilities. The VP will also be the StARs main point of contact for support and guidance throughout their time as a StAR.

 

Benefits

  • How a voice into how your course is ran
  • Rewards given for your time & hard work (StAR points) can be claimed
  • A prestigious role that you can display on your CV
  • You receive a certificate of recognition for your efforts at the end of the year signed by the SU president, volunteering co-ordinator and Vice Chancellor of the University.

 

More information & training sessions:

If you would like to enquire about any dates or information about all things StARs then please email Victoria.Hurley@winchester.ac.uk

 


Links for Student Reps:


Facebook for Student Reps

Student Reps Learning Network Page

NUS Information and resources for reps

NUS Course reps Network

The Winchester Passport (an option for reps)