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Committees and representatives

Students sit on committees at all levels of the institution, shaping education policy and contributing to decision-making.

At a local level, Student Academic Representatives Co-Chair Staff-Student Consultative Committees (SSCCs) and sit on Departmental and Faculty Teaching Committees.

At an institutional level, students are members of a number of committees including:

  • Professional Services Committees
  • Education Committee
  • Student Experience Committee
  • Academic Board.

To enable students to contribute to committees in meaningful ways, it’s vital that they have the opportunity to learn about the context of the meeting and the purpose. A pre-meeting to discuss the Terms of Reference can be a useful starting point.

Incorporating an overview of the function of departmental committees into a training session for Lead Department Representatives, in Term 1 can also help set a collaborative tone and make meetings, such as SSCC, as effective and action-focused as possible.

There are a number of resources which can help: