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Welcome to those of you who are both new to Hallam and returning Hallam students. In this section of the website you can find out about our student rep scheme.
Student reps act as a communication link between their fellow students and university staff about any issues affecting their educational experience. Reps gather feedback from their fellow students and work together with university staff to enhance the student experience at the university.
You can be involved in this as a rep, and speak up for your fellow students. To find out about becoming a rep, click here.
If you choose not to be a rep then you can still participate by providing feedback to your reps, and supporting them in their role.
The student reps section of the site provides information for existing student reps, or for anyone who wants to find out more about the role.
If you are a member of staff at Sheffield Hallam University, you can find tailored information and advice in our staff section.
If you have any comments or questions about this website or the student rep system, please contact the student reps team at Hallam Union.
After attending numerous training sessions run by each University Faculty as well as running our own Hallam Union training sessions, we are happy to say they were successful with great turnout. The content of the training sessions were designed to develop your skills in each area related to your role – communication and negotiation skills, gathering and presenting feedback, reflective writing and employability and presentation skills. It was great to attend workshops also held by the University, as it was useful to see how they trained their student reps in these areas too.
We are looking to run a few more training sessions in 2014, so don’t worry if you have missed out – There will be other opportunities to get involved soon.
The University are developing a new ‘digital strategy’ which will set out their plans for the use of IT and digital technologies within the University over the next few years. We will be holding a workshop on Weds 11 December where you can learn more about this and give your views on what kinds of technologies the University should use and how they should use them.
For example, should they use tablets and other mobile devices in teaching? Would you prefer to attend a lecture delivered by a member of staff or watch it on video? What kinds of technologies are needed in classrooms and in other spaces within the University? What kinds of online services should the University provide?
The workshop will run as follows:
11.30-12: Introduction to the University’s digital strategy from Aline Hayes (Head of Information Systems and Technology) and Jonathan Feldman (Head of IT Help, Support and Guidance)
12-12.30: Lunch (provided by the University)
12.30-1.30: Focus group to share your views
If you would like to attend, please sign up here.
We want your thoughts about what teaching and learning at Sheffield Hallam University should look like in the future. As part of a national programme called Changing the Learning Landscape (supported by the NUS), we are holding a workshop with staff and students to discuss how learning and teaching can be improved and in particular the role of technology in doing so.
You don’t need any particular skills or knowledge to participate just a passion for learning and teaching and a willingness to share your experiences and views. The workshop will be on the 4 November in the morning and includes a free lunch afterwards for participants. The outputs from the workshop will feed into the development of the University Strategy and offers an opportunity to influence the future direction of the University.
If you would like to attend, please contact Emily Connor or Howard Duffy.
Every month all faculty and course reps will be invited to meet with the Education Officer in a mini forum. Reps can catch up on any events that the University or Union are running, any problems that you as course reps or students may be having or just to exchange ideas or meet other reps!
Next sessions. Rooms TBC:
5th December – City, 4:30
16th Jan – Collegiate 4:30
6th Feb – City – 4:30
6th march – Collegiate – 4:30
1st April – City
3rd April – Collegiate
Keep an eye out for details of future meetings on the union website, through Facebook with ‘HallamUnion EducationOfficer’ and in the student rep newsletter.
Hear more about what being a student rep involves from Hallam Student Reps!
Any questions or comments? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students as Course Design Consultants
We are looking to recruit some students to be ‘course design consultants’! Sheffield Hallam University have been working with Hallam Students’ Union to try and involve students in the process of designing and approving courses with our involvement in the Higher Education Academy’s Students as Partners change initiative. With the support of Venture Matrix and Hallam Union, Course Design Consultancy is one way for students to be engaged in the quality enhancement processes of the University. Students who pioneered this ‘highly commended‘ consultancy in 2012-2013 have shared their experiences at national academic conferences such as the Higher Education Academy 2013 Annual Conference, Students as Producers Conference 2013 and RAISE: Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement 2013 Annual Conference. For more info here.
Our student rep handbooks have finally arrived! Created by Emily Connor, your elected Education Officer, this will be your guide to how to get the most out of the Student Rep programme. It includes information on how to gather useful feedback, present it at meetings, and other various training opportunities offered to you by Hallam Students’ Union. You will be given one of these at your initial training session, so make sure you turn up and you don’t miss out! If you do lose it, however, here is your online copy…Course Rep Handbook 2013 WEB
A very big welcome to the 1200+ students who are joining us from TARC and SLIIT for the summer.
We hope you enjoy your time here.
For those of you who have signed up to be student reps, we have produced a FAQ’s section for the Summer School students, based on concerns raised by the students of 2012.
This can be found here
If you have any further questions then please feel free to contact email@example.com.
Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions relating to student reps including how to nominate yourself for 2013/14.