School Officers are responsible for ensuring effective representation in your school and coordinating an enhancement project alongside a senior member of staff. Their projects will be very different depending on what school they represent and the challenges they face. They do this through using the Student Partnership Agreement to structure their work.
Listening to your Feedback
School Officers are there to encourage constructive feedback, listen to your opinions and communicate this to the School, University or Union. They also attend school-wide meetings with the Head of School and even university committees!
Partnership in Action
This is where they negotiate, influence and work with the school to make enhancements based on your feedback. Working on their project is also a key part of partnership in action and where most of the school officer work will be.
Impact of Partnership
Identifying, communicating and celebrating the enhancements made through your feedback and their project! This is really important, and it lets the rest of the students know what they have been doing and the difference student feedback has made.
Key responsibilities include:
- Actively engaging with students to gather feedback, and communicate key messages to the School.
- Becoming a full member of your School Academic Board.
- Participating in university-wide, and RGU:Union, feedback opportunities as appropriate.
- Maintaining and developing effective working relationships between students, and the School.
- Taking responsibility for an enhancement project(s) in conjunction with the Head of School (or nominee).
- Promoting and participating in university-wide student partnership activities as appropriate.
- Producing a short progress report each semester.
- Identifying, communicating and celebrating enhancement activity which has a positive impact within the School.
Benefits of the role include opportunities to:
- support your fellow students, School, RGU: Union and the university in progressing enhancements to the learning experience
- engage and network with other lead representatives
- develop key employability skills such as project coordination, communication and negotiation