Class Representatives officially represent their class, acting as a link between students and staff at the subject level.
Class Representatives ensure that students' views on academic matters are heard.
They help ensure the University continually listens to and engages with students to improve teaching, learning, assessment and academic services.
Class Representatives can feed issues back directly into their departments and courses through Staff-Student Liaison Committees.
They can raise these and more general concerns at their School Councils.
Class Representatives are provided with training and support by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA).
EUSA also have academic support staff and a Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), who can raise issues on behalf of students.
This article was published on Dec 3, 2013