Academic representatives conference

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This 2013-14 project provided funding for a pilot, one day, conference style, training event for Student Academic Representatives across the University held in November 2013, in the newly opened Chancellors Building. The event combined enhanced training sessions to compliment the online training module, personal skills development activities and networking sessions to enhance the ‘informed student voice’.

Attended by over 150 Representatives, Academic and Professional Services staff and external speakers (including key note speeches from the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching and the National Union of Students’ Vice- President (Higher Education)), the conference received excellent reviews from those who attended.

The winter 2013 publication of ‘Better@Bath’ featured an article about the Academic Representatives Conference on the front pages, complete with quotes, photos and more details of the sessions provided.

Ongoing funding for the Academic Representatives Conference to take place annually has now been agreed.

Project Team

Ms Charlie Slack, Representation and Engagement Manager, Students' Union:

Ms Siobhan Silverstein, Academic Representation Co-ordinator, Students' Union

Miss Amy Young, Representation Co-ordinator, Students' Union

Mr Alex Pool (SU Education Officer 2012/13) and Mr Peter Hachfeld (SU Education Officer 13/14) were also involved in the project planning.

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