Class Representative

Activity

Class Representatives are spokespersons for students in their courses. They provide feedback on the course on behalf of the class to lecturers, the UCSA and at Staff-Student Liaison meetings to improve the courses and resolve any low-level issues.

Hours involved in the activity

12 hours.

Every 12 hours of participation in an activity is equal to one intersection point (12 hours = 1 intersection point).
For this activity you can claim a maximum of 1 learning and development outcome.

Contact

Nathan Simkiss
Student Advocate - USCA
Room 123, Puaka-James Hight Building
Email: nathan.simkiss@ucsa.org.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point that best represents your learning outcome.

A4 - Learning - Class Representatives receive training on how to communicate about any class issues with consideration to biculturalism.

  • B1 - Communication - Class Representatives can communicate with their class and provide student feedback to lecturers and to the UCSA when needed to improve courses.
  • B4 - Learning - Class Representatives attend a training session to learn how to communicate with students and lecturers for resolving issues and when to provide feedback at meetings and to the UCSA.
  • B6 - Problem solving - Class Representatives will learn to solve low-level academic issues that are brought up by their class by creating solutions that supports both sides and by informing the UCSA when needed.
  • C1 - Communication - Class Representatives are able to connect with students and staff to help make improvements to courses through feedback and conversations with the class.
  • C2 - Initiative and enterprise - Class Representatives will learn to recognise when and what to feedback to the UCSA for improvements, including any repetitive issues or comments that can be of future use.
  • C4 - Learning - Class Representatives receive training for communicating respectfully with students and staff on class-related issues and finding solutions.
  • C6 - Problem solving - Class Representatives will be able to solve low-level issues that students comment on by letting the right people know and assist both sides to resolve issues. 
  • C7 - Self-management - Class Representatives will learn to manage their role successfully and provide appropriate feedback to the USCA with professionalism.
  • D1 - Communication - Class Representatives will be able to communicate with students of all cultural backgrounds in their class.
  • D4 - Learning - Class Representatives receive training on how to handle class issues with consideration to cultural diversity.
  • D6 - Problem solving - Class Representatives can solve low-level academic issues commented on by students in their class in a way that supports cultural diversity in the teaching of courses.
  • D7 - Self-management - Class Representatives will learn to manage their role within a culturally sensitive framework, seeking knowledge and assistance where necessary.
Matrix intersection points for Class Representative (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC and UCSA affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit