You may remember back in November we announced that a new position had now been created within the Glasgow University’s Student Representative Council for a School Rep position for students studying within the School of Interdisciplinary Studies on our Dumfries Campus. Well, its been a long process but finally we can officially announce that the position is now open for nominations!
So what do you need to know…
What is a School Rep?
Each school within the university has a School Rep who deals which issues that cannot be solved at the Class Rep level and who can raise and vote on wider reaching issues during SRC Meetings. Until now Dumfries Students and our Class Reps have not had a School Representative to take academic issues to the SRC.
Why do we need a School Rep for Dumfries based students?
The SRC Council is responsible for ensuring that the University of Glasgow is doing the best for the students and is comprised of four Sabbatical Officers, Academic Officers, Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officer and General Representatives including School Reps who are all elected by and accountable to the student body. Though currently all students sat on the council are based at main campus these students represent your views and their decisions on issues effect parts of your study experience both academic and otherwise. This new position will ensure Dumfries Campus students have a direct line into the SRC and that the views, opinions and issues of our students can be put across and discussed during meetings.
What would I do as School of Interdisciplinary Representative?
This new School Rep position will give students in Dumfries a link to the Glasgow University Main Campus student representation. The Interdisciplinary Rep will sit on the Main Campus SRC Meetings giving voice to those undertaking courses within the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. You can vote on motions and give the views of our students who often have a different perspective on student experience or academic changes. If there are issues which can’t be solved on our Campus or which you feel may also affect those at main campus such as topics common to students across the board, you can raise these and discuss them with fellow School Reps and the various officers and Sabs on the Council. The position will not only give you an insight into the processes of Student Representation within Glasgow University but give both campuses the benefits of being more integrated.
How do I get involved?
A downloadable nomination pack for those who wish to put themselves forward is now available on the SRC website. You can also download it from here:SRC Spring Nomination Pack 2015 – Interdisciplinary Studies Rep
Please pay particular attention to the Dumfries specific page of the information pack as guidelines are slightly different for our students.
Nominations will close at 4pm on 20th February More details of the process can be found in the nomination pack or the SRC Spring Elections page for regular updates.