Class Reps are essential to both the University and the SRC. They allow students to air their views to the academics that run their department on issues like course content, teaching and resources. They are the first point of contact for students who have a problem, or suggestion, about a class as a whole.
What are Class Reps and can I become one?
Any student at the University can become a Class Rep. Class Reps are elected in class during the first few weeks of each semester with the class lecturer or course convenor organising a brief election. It’s quite simple, no big speeches required. Just give a quick “hello”, tell the class your name and why you would be a good Class Rep. Some Schools or subject areas might hold an online election, where you have to submit a short written statement beforehand.
Class Reps are essential to both the University and the SRC. They allow students to air their views to the academics and support staff that run their department on issues like course content, teaching and resources. They are the first point of contact for students who have a problem, or suggestion about a class as a whole. It’s vital that you’re a visible member of the class and students know how is best to get in touch with you.
The SRC provides training for Class and Postgraduate Research Reps near the beginning of each semester and can be contacted throughout the year for support and advice. Training is an important part of the role and will give you the tools to tackle any issues that arise.
If you’re looking to contact your Class Rep, please visit ‘My Class Reps’ on MyGlasgow where the Class Reps for your classes are listed.
Class Reps are elected for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught courses. Postgraduate Research students fulfilling this role are known as PGR reps. We run specific training tailored to the needs of PGR reps.
Class Rep Training
“It was very useful, thank you” “Enjoyed the opportunity to network with other class reps”
“Mix of individual learning and group work, worked well”
(Comments from class rep training evaluations)
If you want to sign up for the class rep training, please visit the Class Rep Training signup on the My Class Reps website (login with your GUID account). In order for your role as a Class Representative to be recognised on your University transcript, you must attend a training session and have been confirmed by your subject that you’ve attended Staff Student Liaison Committees.
However, if you’ve previously attended a training session in the last four years then there is no need for you to be trained again.
You might also find it helpful to look at our ‘Resources’ and ‘FAQ’ pages (see right-hand menu).
Class Rep Mixer
Every year the SRC holds an informal mixer event for class reps to come and meet other students undertaking the role, chat to the SRC Vice-President (Education), find out more about the SRC and share their experiences so far.
This year’s event is on 21st November 2 – 4 pm, in the Williams Room, McIntyre Building.
There will be food!
No need to book, just turn up.