Student Voice Representatives (SVR)
The University believes that students’ input is of paramount importance. Therefore, the University has invested in a system of Student Voice Representatives (SVRs). Student Voice Reps (SVRs) are a kind of ‘Super Rep’ taking on communication between Course Reps, the Faculty, other Committees and groups and the Students’ Union.
Who represents me?
SVR list of 2012 coming soon!
The role is supported by a comprehensive training programme. As a Student Voice Rep, you get new job skills, get to know people, and get rewarded. The role will be rewarded with a scholarship payment which you can claim at the end of the academic year.
Faculty Student Voice Reps
The SVRs can be described as a liaison role between students and Course Reps, faculty staff, and the Students’ Union. This scheme has been running for several years and has been enormously successful. Delegates from a number of other universities have been coming to the University of South Wales to learn from our success. The SVRs are an exciting supplement to the Course Reps system, and the elected Executive Team in the Students’ Union.
The SVR role is supported by a comprehensive training programme and SVRs are able to access other student support mechanisms of the University (such as Student Services, Faculty staff, the Students’ Union Officers, the Advice Shops etc). SVRs also have access to the network of other SVRs across the University.
The role will is rewarded with a scholarship payment which SVRs can claim at the end of the academic year. SVRs have to gather termly evidence of their work. At the end of the academic year, each SVR submits this evidence as a portfolio to demonstrate that they engaged well with the role. The SVR roles are also automatically included in the Glam Edge scheme.
Support for Student Voice Reps
The University offers SVRs all the support needed for the role. This includes a ‘Basics – getting started’ training session. This session takes a couple of hours. A series of 4 short, ‘bite-sized’ sessions of 1 hour each will be offered during the rest of the autumn and spring terms. Social events or get-togethers are planned at least once a term. And the Students’ Union officers, faculty staff, and Directorate’s Project Officer are all available to answer questions as a need arises. In addition, in previous years, each faculty team of SVRs has worked together and provided each other with friendship, advice and support.
The University believes that students’ input to the development of specific projects including Welsh language, Internationalisation, Community and citizenship activities is of great importance. Therefore, the University has invested in four ‘project SVRs’ to complement the Faculty-based teams. The SVRs filling these roles are still regarded as reps for students and will liaise with the Students’ Union and others – they will just have a specific focus.
Applying to become an SVR
The University is currently looking to recruit Student Voice Representatives.
Student Voice Reps (SVRs) are a kind of 'Super Rep’ taking on communication between Course Reps, the Faculty, other Committees and groups and the Students’ Union. The job is supported by a comprehensive training programme.
As Student Voice Rep, you get new job skills (which you can get recognised through the Glam Edge programme), get to know people, and get rewarded. The role will be rewarded with a merit-based scholarship payment which you can claim at the end of the academic year.
You can download the full job description and find out details about the role, the financial rewards, and the kind of people the University is looking to hire.
The closing date for applications is 8.00 am on Thursday, 4th October 2012.