UCL and UCLU provide many opportunities for students to engage with UCL's policy and decision in all areas of teaching, learning and support. You can have a say in the way the University is run. There are many opportunities for your voice to be heard. The page below summarises these. If you have any further questions please contact either UCLU or the Dean of Students Office.
Representation at Departmental and Faculty Level
• Be a member of your Departmental Staff-Student Consultative Committee (DSSCC)
provide the opportunity to feedback to lecturer and departmental administrators
issues that have impacted on your courses. These may include good or bad ways
in which lectures, tutorials, labs etc have been delivered which can be addressed
by your teaching department or theu may include college wide issues such as
delivery of library or computing resources, or even noise caused by building
works. Departments take these comments very seriously and the minutes of the
meetings are sent to the chair and secretary of the UCL Joint Staff-Student
Commitee (see below).
• Be a member of your Departmental Teaching Committee (DTC)
Every department should hold a Departmental Teaching
term, where changes in coruses, teaching and assessment are agreed and
monitored. All DTCs should have at least one undergraduate student and one
postgraduate student member.
• Represent your Department on the Faculty Teaching Committee (FTC)
All of UCL's Academic departments belong to a Faculty which provides governance
and support to the way in which departments are managed. Find out which Faculty
your department is in here. All Faculties have a Faculty Teaching
Committee (FTC) which
meets termly. All FTCs should have at least one undergraduate student and one
postgraduate student member.
Q: How do I find out about my DSSC, DTC or FTC? A: Contact your undergraduate or postgraduate tutor or your department's teaching administrator or if all else fails, your Faculty Office.
Be a StAR!
StARs are Student Academic Representatives. This scheme is run by UCL Union and
you can be a StAR at both a departmental and faculty level. Find out more here.
Representation on UCL Committees
You can see a list of UCL's governance committees here. The majority of UCL Committees have student membership. On many of these committees that place is taken by one or more of UCLU's Student Sabbatical Officers. You may lobby the officers if there are issues that you wish to raised at a UCL Committee. The UCL Joint Staff-Student Consultative Committee deals with issues relating directly to students. It reviews college wide issues raised at DSSCs and also looks at the data received from surveys. Much of the agenda items are raised by students or UCLU. JSSC has eight student members, including at least one graduate student and at least one part-time student. These positions are nominated by UCL Union, so if you are interested in being on JSSC, then please contact UCLU. Minutes of past meetings of JSSC are available here. Click the tab at the top of the page marked 'minutes'. Q: How do I get on to JSSC? A: Contact UCLU Democracy Support Unit here or contact the Chair or Secretary of JSSC here.
Representation via UCLU
The Students' Union, UCLU, is run by students for students. Apart from providing social spaces and extra-curricular facilities and activities, UCLU is an important political forum for all students. If you are a student at UCL, you are automatically a member of the Students Union and have access to all its facilities and support. The Union is run by Student Sabbatical Officers and Part-time Executive Officers who are elected each year by the membership. Find out who the Sabbs and Part-time Execs are here. You can lobby one of the sabbs or Part-Time execs if you have any issues which they may be able to aid or support you. Find out more about UCLU and Student Representation here.
National Student Survey, International and National Student Barometers
As a student, you may feel that you are being asked to fill in surveys and forms all the time, however these surveys are important to you, to UCL and to all future students at UCL. Much of the information used to create university league tables is derived from the NSS or ISB. Please do fill them in and let us know what you think, good or bad! Find out more about the NSS Find out more about the ISB
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