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March 12, 2018 | by  | in Opinion VUWSA |
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Kia ora e te whānau! Simran here. I’m the Academic Vice-President for VUWSA in 2018! This means I am committed to an equitable representative strong student voice.

I need your help! You may know about class representatives already, but if you don’t here’s a little break down.

Class Reps:

  • Act as a channel of communication between lecturers and the class.
  • Provide feedback about how the course and assessment pieces are going.
  • Point students in the right direction for help and towards services offered – e.g. Student Learning, Career Services.

If you’re keen to make a difference in your class (and get a few cheeky Vic Plus points on the side), put your hand up to be a class rep! Nominations and elections will happen in the first two weeks of lectures, so make sure to express your interest to your lecturer. You will be fully supported with a short online training module, as well as regular catch-ups over the trimester.

If you want to get involved further, we are still looking for delegates for the faculties of Science, Health, and Education. Faculty Delegates are pretty much the next step after class representative: you are representing your peers on the university’s Faculty Boards.

Do you have more to say? Thought about nominating yourself for VUWSA Education Officer 2018? The Education Officer role is unique in that it is totally what you make it! You can get creative and engage with the academic space in whichever way you see fit. Join us and we’ll have a stunner of a year. Nominations close on Wednesday the 14th of March, and nomination forms can be collected from the VUWSA reception. The by-election will be held on Wednesday the 21st of March in the Hub from 12pm where paper voting will occur on the day.

If you have any ideas, my door is always open if you have any projects you’d like to see happen, questions, issues or concerns, so please feel free to come and talk to me! The VUWSA office will always welcome you and support you with anything you need, even if you just want to come in for a yarn, come say hi and pop by!

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