Class Rep training: Returning Reps
October 2014
When
1730-1735
1735-1740
What
Welcomes, intro and objectives
A quick refresher
1740-1755
Peer Leadership
1755-1800
Working with Smaller Cohorts
Connecting with modules you’re not part of
1800-1815
Beyond the Classroom
Class Reps on Committees
Collaboration Statements
Other projects
1815-1825
Spreading Good Practice
1825-1830
Future training plan, class rep expansion packs and a promotion
line
Role of Director of Representation
• Ondrej Hajda ([email protected])
• full-time student officer covering the areas of:
– education (academic reps!)
– equal opportunities
– student wellbeing
– democracy (elections!)
• passionate Twitter user (@StADoRep)
CARE:
Collaborate:
‘the democratic intellect’
what’s it mean for me?
We’re equal partners in education!
Advocate:
Teddy Woodhouse
HISTORY, SSCC STRUCTURE AND
STAFF RELATIONS
Student Academic Representation
Education Discretionary Fund
• £4,000 for School Presidents and Class Reps
• Apply through your School President
• Examples: careers event, student-staff social,
undergraduate conference, magazine, posters,
noticeboards etc. (but no alcohol)
Represent:
Ondrej
OUR STUDENT DIVERSITY &
REPRESENTATION
Engage:
PEER LEADERSHIP
As leaders/role models, and returning
class reps, what behaviours/skills
would you expect to have developed
by now?
Problem solving
Listening
Public speaking
Inclusive
Generating ideas
Reliability
Commitment
Sample class rep behaviours
Communicating
feedback
Complete the performance wheel for you.
Think about what you scored least on.
Find someone else and get their suggestion as to ONE thing you could
do to develop in this area this year.
action centred leadership
Task
Team
Individual
Transformational Leaders
1. Ambition.
2. Determined, yet quietly so.
3. Unwilling to admit their
contribution has anything to do
with the club’s success.
4. Extremely high standards.
WORKING WITH SMALLER
COHORTS
What are the pros and cons of working
with smaller class-sizes?
Possible pros and cons
Pros
Cons
Know people better
Loss of anonymity
Easier to engage people
More ‘group think’
Speed of communication better
Fewer people to help out
Group cohesion stronger
Fewer people to generate ideas
Closer relationship with lecturers
How to connect with
modules you’re not part of
• Talk to students before/after
their lecture
• School President can email the cohort on your
behalf
• Bring people together at different events (e.g.
social, career)
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Class Reps on Committees
• SLUG = Student Library User Group
– Oct 30th, Feb 12th, Apr 16th
– Collect feedback and improve the library
experience for students
• Employability Class Rep Forum
– Nov 5th, Feb 18th, Apr 8th
– Improve the Careers Centre
experience for students
Collaboration Statements
• Amongst staff & students @ St Andrews
• No decision should be made without student
input - you’re how we make sure that’s true.
1. Early information
2. Feedback
Other projects going on…
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Study spaces
Inclusive learning policy
Honours entry
Closing the feedback loop
Students’ Association
• Rectorial Election 2014 (yourunion.net/rector)
• Get involved (yourunion.net/getinvolved)
Deliver training
• The Students’ Association is looking for
experienced Class Reps to deliver the Class
Rep training next year (October 2015).
• Do you think that you have what it takes to be
a good trainer? Email Ondrej on [email protected]
SHARING GOOD PRACTICE
Work in small groups with people from different
about:
Schools to talk
• What you most want to achieve this year
• Good things you did or saw last year
• In your group, agree on your 2 best examples of good practice to
share with the wider group
NEXT STEPS
Leadership; positive personal impact; followership; communication; planning; effective
time management; managing a team, meetings and minutes, project management,
speaking to a large audience, building resilience, understanding thinking styles, how to
engage others, assertiveness, presentation skills, what employers want, negotiation skills,
valuing diversity, time management, interpersonal communication, learning styles and
train the trainer, writing for the web, effective posters, time management, managing
change, organisations and strategy, professional conduct, influencing others, confidence,
motivation and mindset, being enterprising….
PSC
Evening
lectures
(tuesdays @
5.15pm)
Skills
sessions
(mondays 2-4pm)
Online
workshops
(24/7 when
launched)
21/10 Library
22/10 Careers
27/10 Minutes
29/10 Social
EXPANSION PACKS
Proctor’s Award
• Launched last year for
School Presidents and Class
Reps and will be mentioned
on your transcript
• “To recognise amazing
commitment by students in
enhancing learning and
teaching in the University”
• 2013-14 Winner:
Max Fabiszewski
Download

Returning Class Reps Training Slides