What you need to know about student representation on quality related committees, and support that is available.
Effective student representation is a vital part of the University’s quality assurance and teaching and learning enhancement processes.
All courses have student representation via the class representatives scheme. All class representatives are expected to attend the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) class representative training.
The School of Education communicates with its class representatives via email and expects class representatives to communicate with those they represent timeously and effectively.
Class representatives play an important role in the assurance and enhancement of the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in the School both through programme-specific Staff-Student Liaison Committees and through Undergraduate and Postgraduate and Quality sub-committees of the School’s Planning and Resources Committees, see:
Further information about student representatives, including a role description, a list of class representatives, and advice on how academic staff can offer support, is available from the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) website.
At the end of each course and on conclusion of each programme, evaluation forms are distributed to all students. This feedback is anonymous.
Each student is allocated to a Director of Studies who provides academic and pastoral support.
In the absence of your Director of Studies, the Student Support Officer (SSO) is able to sign up students for courses and to direct them to other appropriate personnel or agencies. The SSO is also responsible for the receipt of all medical and other documentation relating to special circumstances considerations, see:
For details on how our School creates an accessible curriculum and enabling environment, please see:
We very much hope that it will not be necessary for any student of the School to feel the need to lodge a complaint or to formally appeal a decision by a Board of Examiners. However, if this does become necessary, the procedure to follow is set out and guidance provided at:
This article was published on Aug 11, 2011