School of English

Student Voice in the School of English

As a student in the School of English, you will have the opportunity to have an impact on your course and to contribute to the wider student experience.

Here you can find information on how you can engage with your course, the School and the student community, and make sure that your views and ideas are represented.

 
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Reps 

Reps are students elected by their peers to represent student views about their academic experience to the school. There are three types of Reps: Faculty, Reps, Education Reps and Course Reps.

At the beginning of each year you can nominate yourself to be a Course Rep. Education Reps and Faculty Reps are elected in the Spring Term elections.

Find out more about Faculty Reps

Find out more about Education Reps

Find out more about Course Reps

Get involved

Your Reps are here to represent you. You can contact your Rep throughout the year to put forward your views. This may be feedback about your course, issue you'd like to be raised at LCF meetings or suggestions for the School.

Contact Your Reps

You can also give feedback anonymously.

 
 

Forums

Challenge and Change

What is it? Challenge and Change is a new group for 20-21. The group was formed to keep conversations following the Black Lives Matter letters we received from students relating to the global response to the death of George Floyd. We have a number of commitments in place as a School to work towards decolonising the curriculum, addressing the BME degree awarding gap and for the School to be an inclusive environment for all.

How do I get involved? The Challenge and Change group is open to all students. There is also no ongoing commitment, you can go to one meeting, all of them or any other combination. All students will be emailed MS Teams invites.

Teaching Committee

What is it? The Teaching Committee oversees and reviews teaching and assessment within the School at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, seeking to incorporate best University and Faculty practice into the School’s taught programmes. It also participates in University and Faculty discussions on learning, teaching, assessment and the student experience with reference to these aims.

How do I get involved? The UG Education Rep and a Nominated PGT Course Rep are the student representatives at this comittee. You can contact your Education Rep (Lilith Lear Hudson) to ask for updates or provide feedback on issues to raise at these meetings.

 

EDI Committee

What is it? The School's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee develops and implements strategies and policies to ensure that staff and students are treated fairly. Committee members work together to tackle issues raised by staff and students, to respond to University-level initiatives towards inclusivity, and to monitor equality data relevant to gender, age, sexuality, disability, race, religious/political beliefs, nationality, socio-economic background and family circumstances. EDI Reps are an essential part of these conversations, offering insight into the student experience.

How do I get involved? The student representatives at the EDI Committee are the EDI Reps. You can either run to be an EDI rep or contact your EDI Rep to ask for updates or provide feedback you'd like to be brought up.

Learning Community Forums

What is it? A Learning Community Forum (LCF) is a meeting attended by both members of staff and student representatives. The purpose of a LCF is to ensure the views and concerns students have about their course are represented to academic staff throughout the year.

How do I get involved? LCFs are attended by Course and Education Reps. Course Reps are self nominated at the beginning of the academic year and Education Reps are elected in the Spring Term for the following academic year. To put forward views and concerns at LCFs, students can contact their Reps by email or submit anonymous feedback. You can find the agendas and minutes of past LCF meetings on Moodle.

LCF Moodle

 
Find Key Contacts for Forums

Projects

Student Experience Fund

The Student Experience Fund is a funding pot which all current School of English undergraduate and postgraduate taught students can apply to. Its purpose is to fund student ideas which will positively impact on the student experience of one or more students within the school. This includes Joint Honours students. 

Find out more

Student's Union

Societies

Students' Union societies also offer opportunities for students to get involved with their course and the University.

Find out more

English Society

Networks

Student's Union Networks are formed to bring together and represent students from specific communities. There are currently nine student networks.

Find out more

Officers

The Student's Union Officers work to represent UoN students and make change at the University. There are 8 full time officers and 7 part-time officers. These positions are elected yearly.

Find out more

 

Key Contacts

EDI Lead

Dr Lucy Jones is the School Direction of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. She is the chair of the EDI committee.

Find out more about EDI in the school

Education and Student Experience (ESE) Team

The ESE Team work to support your student experience. The team works in a variety of areas including supporting student reps.

Find out more

Reps 20/21

Your School of English Education Rep for 20/21 is Lilith Lear Hudson.

Your Arts Faculty Rep for 20/21 is Brad Ewles.

Find your Course Rep

 

 

School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
email: english-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk