Student representation is an important part of your time at the University of Strathclyde. StrathReps at all levels will help represent yourself and other students voice to the relevant University staff.
How does student representation work?
There are many different types of StrathReps (student representatives) that represent your views:
- Executive Officers who are elected and take a year out of their studies to work full-time in their role
- Non-Executive Officers who are elected in a variety of roles to support the student voice
- Student Academic Reps who represent you for your Programme (Course) Year, Department and Faculty
Of the Student Academic Reps you will have:
- A Faculty Rep
- A Department Rep
- A Programme Rep (formally Class Rep) who represents all students on the year of your programme (course). This will be your primary point of contact on issues that arise about your programme.
- The StrathReps project is an exciting joint venture between the Union and the University to create new, consistent and interactive ways of conducting the nomination, voting and election of Student Reps.
- Previously, elections occured offline and processes varied by department. This year (and subsequent years) rep elections will be run online via Strathclyde Mobile App
- There is also scope to develop tools to make it easier for students to feedback to their rep
- Get involved by booking onto one of our Agile Planning Groups
Student Frequently Asked Questions
For Programme Reps (in StrathApp) for Academic Year 2021/22:
- First semester elections will occur around September/October (dates TBC)
- A second round of elections will run in January
Once your Programme Rep is appointed or elected, you will be able to log into the Strathclyde Mobile App and navigated to the StrathReps page to find their email. They may also choose to use other methods such as social media or messaging apps, as is their preference.
The first run of elections were in October, if there are still vacancies for your Programme you will be able to nominate yourself in January elections. The Strathclyde Mobile App will notify you when nominations are open for your Programme (Course) Year - as long as you are signed-in.
You will then be able to nominate yourself as a rep candidate, by navigating to the StrathReps page of the app and clicking on the nominate button and inputting a supporting statement.
Depending on the number of candidates there will then be an election in the app the following week, or you will be automatically appointed as the Programme Rep.
Other than some exceptions, a maximum of 5 slots will be allocated to each year of a programme, based on the number of students:
- 0-49 students: 2 Programme Representatives
- 50-99 students: 3 Programme Representatives
- 100-149 students: 4 Programme Representatives
- 150+ students: 5 Programme Representatives
Firstly, ensure you are logged in and your app is up to date. Click the menu button on the bottom right of the screen and search StrathReps. If it still does not appear - please email us at email@example.com
Being a Programme Rep is a fantastic way to get involved and make your mark during your time at Strathclyde. It can help make your CV stand out and provides you with experience of attending important meetings with University staff. Strath Union will also provide you with training in your role and support you. You will also be helping your peers to enhance their student experience by representing their voice.
Some departments have run their processes offline as usual for this year. If this is the case and you have already been appoint or elected as a rep, please ask your department to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Not currently, but we will be looking to implement this in future with your departments
Your Programme Rep's responsibility is to gather and receive feedback from you about your Programme (Course) or Modules. They can then deal with this feedback appropriately, such as raising it with University staff or at Staff Student Liaison Committees. They can then report back to you about the progress of the issue.
Staff Frequently Asked Questions
- Class Reps are now becoming Programme Reps, who will represent students on the year of their programme, not specific classes/modules.
- initial nominations and elections were in October. Further elections will take place for January intake programmes and those with vacant rep positions. Students will register themselves as a candidate and the system will automatically run elections.
Head to the Staff Myplace course where we will post staff focused information. We are running staff engagement sessions, please place yourself on the waiting list and we will tailor sessions depending on how many staff book on from each faculty . You can also email email@example.com to make sure you are made aware of any planned sessions.