Student Staff Course Liaison Groups
WHAT ARE THEY?
Student Staff Course Liaison Groups (or SSCLGs) are termly meetings between Course Representatives and the course management team. Your Course Leader should set a date for these meetings and invite Course Reps from all years. These meetings should be chaired by the final year Course Rep and another Course Rep should record action points and forward them to the Course Leader after the meeting.
Course Reps are selected across all years within the University and they represent both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses. The Course Leader, Course Team and Course Reps from all years are invited to attend their SSCLG. On occasion, staff from support services (such as the Library) may also be present.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A COURSE REP?
Course Reps should gather feedback from their course mates to discuss with staff during SSCLG meetings, and give them the opportunity to act upon student feedback. Course Reps are encouraged to provide positive and negative comments during these meetings. It is important that Course Reps remain impartial whilst sharing comments made by their peers, whether or not they agree with them. There is a template of the agenda on the Blackboard Course Rep Organisation.
WHEN ARE THEY?
The Course Reps meet once a term to discuss any of the issues raised by their peers. There is two week window during which the meetings should take place. The meetings should last approximately an hour and Course Reps are invited by their Course Leader to attend.
HOW ARE THEY RUN?
The meetings will be chaired by the final year Course Rep (and shadowed by the Course Leader). The Chair will be responsible for contacting members within the Course Rep team, setting and circulating the agenda, controlling the discussion, and sticking to the time frame of an hour. Another Course Rep will record the action points which should then be forwarded to their Course Leader. The Course Leader will then pass this on to the Academic Standards and Quality Service and to the Student Voice Team.