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 Representatives from all years. These meetings should be chaired by the final year Course Representative and the recorded action points should be circulated to all Course Reps following the meeting.
Course Representatives 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 Representatives 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 Representatives are encouraged to provide positive and negative comments during these meetings. Positive feedback is crucical; staff need to know what is going well and what their students like so they know not what to change! It is important that Course Repressentatives remain impartial whilst sharing comments made by their peers, whether or not they agree with them. After the SSCLG, Course Representatives should feedback what was discussed in the meeting to their fellow course mates.
WHEN ARE THEY?
The Course Representatives 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 Representatives are invited by staff to attend. Course Representatives will not be expected to set up the meetings themselves.
HOW ARE THEY RUN?
The meetings will be chaired by the final year Course Representatives (and shadowed by the Course Leader). The Chair will be responsible for contacting all Course Representatives for their course, setting and circulating the agenda, controlling the discussion, and sticking to the time frame of an hour. Action points will be recorded at each meeting by a member of Academic Registry using an online form. Actions will be made available to managers across the University, and the Student Voice Team, who will make keen use of the feedback.