Student Voice Rep applications are open!

Now is your chance to represent the academic interests of students as a Student Voice Rep!

 

What is a Student Voice Rep?

Student Voice Reps represent students at Institute level within the University. They liaise with Course Reps to identify any trends across the Institute and raise issues with senior university staff. It is their role to ensure that students’ experiences and views are properly considered when decisions are made at meetings such as Institute Board. Student Voice Reps are very important to the student academic experience! 

There are 10 Student Voice Reps in total: 

  • 3 for the Institute of Education & Humanities (Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea) 
  • 2 for the Institute of Management & Health (Carmarthen and Swansea) 
  • 3 for the Wales Institute of Science & Art (Cardiff, Carmarthen and Swansea) 
  • 1 for the Birmingham Campus 
  • 1 for the London Campus 

 

The student representative structure:

 

  • Attend the required training hosted by the SU (approx. 6 hours) 
  • Prepare for three Institute Board Meetings 
  • Attend three Institute Board meetings (approx. 3 hours each) 
  • Attend the SU & SVR Monthly Meetings (approx. 1-1.5 hours each) 
  • Keep in regular contact with Course Reps and the SU, and report on your work to students. 
  • Support SU initiatives to gather feedback on the academic experience. 
  • Support consultations on policy and campaigns lead by the SU and University. 
  • The opportunity to network with students and staff across campuses. 
  • Skills development in written and verbal communication, listening, teamwork, organisation, time management, decision-making, negotiation, and advocacy. 
  • A bursary of up to £450 paid in three installments. 
  • The opportunity the learn more about how your university operates and to create a lasting positive impact. 

To be eligible for the role of Student Voice Rep: 

  •  You must be a UWTSD student during the 2021-22 academic year. 

  • You must apply to be Student Voice Rep of the Institute relevant to your course and campus. 
  • You must submit your application by the given deadline and be available for interview during the given interview period. 

 

The interview panel will be looking for these qualities in successful applicants: 

  • A passion for making sure that students’ views are heard - experience of being a Course Rep is desirable but not essential. 
  • The ability to manage your own time. 
  • A commitment to self-development. 

 

Student Voice Rep Role Description 

To read more detailed information about the purpose, expectations and support for Student Voice Reps, please download the full role description below. 

Student Voice Rep Role Description 

 

How to apply 

Complete the application form below before 9am, Monday 5 July 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview between Tuesday 13 and Monday 19 July 2021. Successful applicants will need to be available for training in mid-August - dates to be confirmed. 

If you have any questions, or any issues with submitting your application, please email: studentvoice@uwtsd.ac.uk 

Student Voice Rep Application Form