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UCLU StARs Awards Reception 2012

11 June 2012

In June, UCLU hosted an awards reception to celebrate the efforts and achievements of Student Academic Representatives (StARs).

stars reception

StARs are the elected voice of students, working closely with both UCL staff and UCLU to bridge the gap between students and faculty in their department.

Amongst those presenting the award was Luke Durigan, UCLU Education & Campaigns Officer who said: "Our student academic representatives play an important role in voicing the concerns of UCL students and they ensure that UCL takes into account the needs of students in its decision-making.  This year we have been in contact with over five hundred StARs across UCL and we have had more StARs trained and gaining certificates for their contributions than ever before."

Dr Ruth Siddal, UCL Dean of Students (Welfare), explained: "The world of higher education is currently undergoing great changes. These changes will create challenges for both students and universities to overcome and UCL will not be exempt from this. In this new environment the role of StARs will become increasingly important and I would strongly encourage all students to engage in their education whilst at UCL and also to have the opportunity to collaborate with academic and administrative staff on areas including academic progression and degree programme design."

To find out more about what StARs do, visit the links below for a short video and further information.

Image: Berna Demiray and Martha Iveuano receive their StARs awards

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Watch the video
Further information