What does it mean to be a Class Rep?

The main role of a Class Rep is to gather the views of their classmates and to represent them at Student Voice meetings.

Each year students are elected from each class to become Class Reps, they receive training and support from the College to help them in their role. Training takes place in the first term and you need to register to attend via the Student Voice website.

Some Class Reps help out at Open Evenings and other events. They receive a Student Voice t-shirt and payment (£10 worth of shopping vouchers) for their help.

Class Reps are elected as Campus Council Reps, Student Vice President and/or Student President. Elections for the Student President take place just before the October half term break.
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How do I gather the views of my classmates?

You and your other Class Rep from your class, will run a class meeting once a year with the rest of your classmates. This meeting is known as the Classroom Viewpoints meeting.

You will make sure topics discussed in the meeting are written down the notes are passed to your course tutor who discusses them at their course meetings.

Class Reps take issues raised which are not related to the course to the Class Rep Meetings held once and term.

You will get feedback from the Course tutor and the Big Class Rep meetings which you must share with your class group.
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Is there any training for this?

In the first term all the Class Reps will be invited to the first Big Class Rep meeting. This will give you the information you need to get going – and there will be some fun activities to break the ice and help you get to know other Class Reps.

You will also receive more training, which will include what to do with information your classmates tell you and link with Student Services.
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What are the benefits of being a Class representative?

• Enhance your CV and any job or course application form.

• Helps you stand out from the crowd and shows leadership qualities.

• Opportunities to be involved in Campaigns that affect you and make a positive impact.

• You can be elected as Campus Rep.

• You can be elected as Student Vice President

• You can be elected as Student President for the whole of Coleg Cambria.
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Role of a Class Rep

  • Register your details on the Student Voice Website as soon as you are elected

  • Attend Class Rep training in the first term (you have to book yourself in for training via the registration form)

  • Attend all  Class Rep meetings (once every term) - check out when they are by looking at the Calendar on your emails.

  • Carry out the Classroom Viewpoints meeting in Term One

  • Talk regularly with your classmates about course matters and college wider issues. Any Safeguarding issues should be taken to your tutor or student services.

  • Report back to your classmates what happens in any meetings you attend and pass on any other information you are asked to.

  • Consider putting yourself up for election as Campus Council Rep and/or Student Vice President and/or President. Check out the Job Descriptions.

  • Log into your college email account at least once a week to pick up your Class Rep Alert (email). Keep in regular touch with the Student Voice Website for any information you need to pass on to your classmates and the “Class Rep Page”for advice and support you may need throughout the year

  • Be the point of contact for your classmates and staff

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