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Rep of the Month

Rep of the Month

The 'Rep of the Month' Award recognises Course Reps who have gone above and beyond in their role. Students, staff and Reps themselves are welcome to nominate any Rep they feel is working hard to represent their Course or Department well, and ultimately to improve the student experience at Sheffield Hallam.

Winners of 'Rep of the Month' receive a £10 Amazon Voucher prize! We also interview all of our winners, to see how they have found the role so far - see below to read about previous winners.

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Previous Winners (2021/22)

Ryno Groenewald - April 2022 Rep of the Month

Level 5 Social Work 

Why did you decide to become a Course Rep?

I became a student rep to be the intermediary between staff and the course and to represent their views especially during the first year that was online.

What's a positive difference you've made as a Course Rep?

The collecting of feedback from my cohort and the attendance of rep meetings and department meetings has caused changes in how the inter professional  modules are delivered. Profession specific sessions were created so that Social work students have a clearer understanding of practice within a multidisciplinary setting. 

 

 

Emma Stafford - March 2022 Rep of the Month

Level 5 Social Work

Why did you decide to become a Course Rep?

I chose to be a course rep because I wanted to contribute to the improvement of the university experience. Course reps, in my opinion, play a crucial role in ensuring students have a channel through which to address their issues. I also chose to be a course rep to help me develop skills such as empathy and courtesy when offering feedback. These are valuable skills for future job prospects, and will look good on my cv.

What's a positive difference you've made as a Course Rep?

I feel I have made a positive difference by helping in improving the university experience for students joining the course in the coming years. This involves adjustments to modules (how they are delivered and graded), strengthening the communication between staff and students, and hopefully increasing the travel bursary for students on placement.

 

Katie Killner - February 2022 Rep of the Month 

Level 6 Media 

Why did you decide to become a Course Rep?

I decided to be a course rep because I wanted to ensure students had the ability to be heard by the university and improve the university experience. I wanted to be involved and push myself in something I had not done before. 

What's a positive difference you've made as a Course Rep?

I believe I’ve made a positive difference in how students have experienced the course, I think I’ve given students the ability to speak up about problems they may have and get these issues resolved. 

 

Sarah Cornelly - January 2022 Rep of the Month

Level 5 Primary Education (5-11)

Why did you decide to become a Course Rep?

I chose to become a student rep as I wanted to do more to be involved in the university experience. I also thought it would be great to make a difference to other students experiences at university. 

What's a positive difference you've made as a Course Rep?

I believe a positive difference that I have made while being a student rep is receiving feedback for students in regards to any issues that arise as well as passing on information to course reps and module leaders in terms of where students are struggling or what need to be improved. I would also like to thing that I have made a positive difference in the sense that my fellow peers know I am here for them if they need to talk about anything. 

 

Jack Carey - December 2021 Rep of the Month

Level 6 Software Engineering

Why did you decide to become a Course Rep?

I became a course rep because I know what a difference open communication can make and I think it's important that students have a say in how their course is run.

What's a positive difference you've made as a Course Rep? 

I believe I've made a positive difference by continually providing feedback to our lecturers and communicating the actions back to my coursemates. I've also advocated for the support our department and uni provide so that everyone knows how to get the best out of our course.

 

 

Cyril John Mathew - November 2021 Rep of the Month

Level 7 Global MBA with Placement

Why did you decide to become a Course Rep?

Being a Course Rep gave me a chance to get to know and interact with the staff and students from in my course. I viewed this as an opportunity to assist my friends by allowing them to express their worries and making them feel more involved in the course.

What's a positive difference you've made as a Course Rep?

As we conducted online sessions throughout our course, a few classmates expressed concern about certain modules. Because of the new education system and the fact that all of them were international students, the online classes and grading system were difficult to understand. Being a course rep, I tried to be a bridge between my peers and tutors to analyse the gap. I presented my classmates' concerns and provided practical feedback on how things were looking from the student's perspectives. Also, by providing feedback on the quality of the teaching experience, I think I have made difference to the course for the next year.

 

Rep of the Month Archives

Academic Year 2020/21
Academic Year 2019/20
Academic Year 2018/19
Academic Year 2017/18