The Student Council meets at least termly and is the forum where elected representatives (Course Board Reps) gather to discuss holistic student experiences issues, including organisation, catering, the work of the Students’ Union and resources and support.
The responsibilities of Student Council members are:
To represent the voice of Students on all matters, including the holistic student experience of RWCMD
To make recommendations regarding the Policy of the Union
To make, repeal and amend the By-Laws jointly with the Trustees
To receive a report from the Officer Trustee
To recommend to the Trustees the award of Student Officer Honorariums
To receive the Union’s budget at the first meeting of the Academic Session
To receive termly financial reports on the management of the Union
To receive and approve applications for associate membership
The President of the Students’ Union can also convene an extraordinary meeting at the request of a simple majority of the Executive Committee a simple majority of the Student Council if an issue arises which it is deemed requires more immediate comment.
Course Boards form an integral part of the College’s systems and mechanisms for Quality Assurance and Student Experience.
It is vital that courses are developed through annual course monitoring in the light of student feedback. In order to achieve this, Course Boards offer a forum at which Student Representatives can air views concerning their programme of study at the College.
Formal minutes are taken at the meeting, which are then shared with other monitoring and quality assurance mechanisms including LTEC, CQAC and Academic Board. Actions from one meeting to the next are monitored and a summary of points raised and the actions taken form part of the annual Course Board Monitoring process.
The Course Board meetings usually have the following people in attendance:
Chair: in Music; the Head of Course and in Drama; the Head of Course
Other attendees: the discipline’s core Academic staff, Students’ Union President, & a representative from the College Library.
Your Representatives: your elected course board representatives.
Minutes: these meetings are formally minuted by a member of Academic Services.
The Students’ Union has representatives on many Committees where your thoughts are shared with the College.