Awards and Accreditation

Accreditation

You can receive accreditation from the Students' Union for being a Course Rep and is subject to you carrying out tasks throughout the year. This does not mean that you have to do extra work, rather that you will need to carry out your responsibilities effectively helping to ensure that you get the best out of your course for you and your peers.

It is broken down into four categories:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Accreditation

Your award is dependant on how many of the Course Rep tasks you involve yourself in. Attending all of the events on the Course Rep calendar will help you gain a higher accreditation but there are other things you can do also. This includes the following:

  • Providing feedback of SSC meetings to the Students' Union Education Unit (ED).
  • Submitting termly evidence to the Students' Union Education Unit of reflections on being a Course Rep including any problems you have faced and how you have dealt with them.
  • Being imaginative and proactive in how you gain feedback from students and staff.

Awards

The Course Rep scheme can form part of the Leicester Award: Students' Union Leadership.

Vice-Chancellor Robert Burgess pioneered the Higher Education Acheivement Report (HEAR), which is a document that lists your activities outside your academic achievements allowing for employers to gain a fuller insight into what kind of candidate is applying for a post. It has now become a nationwide document used by many universities and the Leicester Award is one of the few things that can be included in this report. You are encouraged to apply for one of the many awards that are on offer.

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Contact Details

Development Coordinator (Academic):

Elena-Daniela Boaru
edb6@le.ac.uk
0116 223 1194

Students' Union Education Officer:

Lily Patrick
lp250@le.ac.uk
0116 223 1228

Deputy Director of Membership Services:

Ian Bruce
irb2@le.ac.uk
0116 223 1228

Location:

University of Leicester Students' Union
Percy Gee Building
University of Leicester
LE1 7RH
leicesterunion.com