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Assessment Matters – the name of the project which developed, amongst other things, the University-wide feedback policy.

Board of Studies – a committee within each School that usually has student representation on it and discusses the academic and administrative matters relating to all Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught programmes.

College Forums- Each School chair attends this meeting with all the chairs from their College once a term, chaired by the VP for Education.

Chair/School Chair – the rep who chairs the Student-Staff Panel Meeting.

Enriching Student Life Awards – annual awards organised and run by the Students’ Union to recognise the best staff and student reps through student nominations.

Operational Guide – the guide given to Schools to explain how to run the student representative system.

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience and Academic Standards – the senior position within the University that takes responsibility for matters relating to learning and teaching, and the student experience.

Student Academic Rep – the name give to the students that represent their peers to their School and University.

Student Academic Rep Handbook – a guide given to reps to help them fulfil out their role.

Student Representation System – the name given to the system where students represent their fellow students to their Schools on matters about their student experience.

Student Rep Co-ordinator – the name of the staff member from each School that has the responsibility of co-ordinating all the reps in their School.

Student-Staff Panel – the group of representative staff and students for a specific course or School who meet up to discuss the student experience.

Student Written Submission – document written annually by the Students’ Union outlining areas key to the student body.

VP Education - an elected officer in the Students’ Union who supports the reps with any campaigns or problems they may have: