AIT CLASS REPS
What is a class rep?
A class rep is a student who is selected by their peers to represent the interests of their class to the Student Union and college management. They provide an important link between students and the Student Union and staff within the college.
What does a class rep do?
Inform the SU of any problems on the ground be it an issue within the class or something that they have sported on the ground that needs to be brought to our attention.
They act as a communication link between the SU and students
Act as a confidante to their class mates
Give us their ideas, suggestions and opinions on what should be done in the college
Get involved in campaigns that are run during the year
Class reps also attend class rep meetings (CRM) every 4-6 weeks
What is Class Rep Council?
This may also be referred to as a class rep meeting. These usually take place every 4-6 weeks. It is a meeting of all class reps, the SU team and sometimes guest speakers such as the registrar or student finance officer. CRM’s give class reps a great opportunity to voice the opinion of their fellow class mates. They can bring up any issue ranging from academic issues, welfare concerns to even what they should do for their next class outing. The
Students’ Union organises CRM’s to take place. Class reps are given information from the SU team about upcoming events, important changes etc.
During CRM’s, class reps can mandate the SU team to carry out actions that they want to be conducted throughout the year. Class reps are the backbone of the Students’ Union and the more actively engaged the class rep is the better! Afterall it’s your union, your voice!!