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Postgraduate Research Faculty Rep Role

Postgraduate Research Faculty Rep

Term: March 2022 to March 2023

Honorarium: £1000 (paid in installments at the end of semesters 1 and 2)

Time Commitment: approx. 5 hours per week during semester

Faculty Reps represent students’ views and interests at faculty-wide meetings and committees. They support the programme reps in their faculty and act as a link between programme reps, University staff and the Union. They will be engaged and involved in the Union’s education campaigns and events. There is one postgraduate research faculty rep role for each of the four faculties.

This role will:

1. Represent on all issues relating to the Education and Employability of postgraduate research students in their faculty

2. Attend Faculty level committees, e.g. Board of Study and Academic Administration Committee

3. Attend Student Parliament and Education Committee

4. Liaise with programme representatives within their faculty

5. Liaise with presidents of liberation groups, halls representatives and other groups as required to gather information about the issues students face

6. Work with Sabbatical Officers and Student Engagement staff to report issues experienced by students

7. Deliver programme rep training – attend sparqs “Train the Trainer” course in August

8. Attend Doctoral Research Group (DRG) Senior Committee meetings and support the link between Strath Union and the DRG

An honorarium will be awarded when:

  1. The rep has attended all applicable Faculty meetings or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance
  2. Reports are submitted to every Education Committee in the semester
  3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance

Key relationships

  • Strath Union: Full-Time Exec Officers, Non-Exec Officers, Staff including Senior Management, Advice Hub, Central Services, Commercial, Communications and Marketing, Sports Union and Student Engagement teams
  • University: The Associate Principal & Executive Dean of Faculty

Key Meetings

  • Strath Union Student Parliament
  • Doctoral Research Group Senior Committee
  • University Senate
  • Student Experience Committee
  • Faculty Academic Committee
  • Academic Administration Committee
  • Board of Study
  • Faculty specific committees such as SBS Academic Quality
  • Strath Union Education Committee

This is not an exhaustive list

Role Specific Training

  • Extensive training and support will be provided by Strath Union to ensure that you are fully equipped for the role.
  • Additional training and ongoing support are provided throughout the academic year including training workshops, conferences, events and project funds.

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