Academic Reps Officer: Gill Leedam
Hi all, I’m Gill, your Academic Representation Officer and I am one of the six part-time officers at NSU. My remit involves overseeing the Course Rep Systems involving the StARs and SSCC meetings. I’m here to help and represent your academic interests alongside the President (Tom) and Membership Services Coordinator (Emma). We all have lots of brilliant ideas and plans that are already in motion, focusing on improving student experience at Newman, listening and acting on your student voice.
Job Description (summary)
All Officers are responsible for the day to day running and management of the Union as an organisation, including but not limited to: ensuring it complies with the law and relevant acts, in particular the Education and Charity Acts, funding and budget monitoring, compliance with Health and Safety legislation, ensuring Union Policies and Procedures are adhered to and representing students. All Officers are also required to be actively involved in collective work and be willing to accept work at the request of an appropriate body.
Academic Reps Officer voluntary position (non-sabbatical)
Is responsible for representing students’ concerns, aspirations and problems in relation to academic provision, ensuring needs are met, participating in University wide quality assurance systems and running awareness campaigns on education issues.
A full job description can be found in the NSU Constitution, Bye Law 1.
1. Course Reps
To work to maintain and improve the Academic Representation system and ensure that StARs are properly supported and able to carry out their roles and represent student voice fairly and effectively.
2. De-Stress Days
To plan and deliver anti-stress campaigns during exam seasons to support you during times of high pressure. I aim to offer activities such as meditation classes and coffee mornings and will be working with Tom closely to ensure we are supporting you through these periods.
3. Student Voice
To be a friendly face in the University for students to voice their concerns to and to ask questions and look for improvements within the Academic Representation System