Representation

Student sabbatical Officers

The Student Sabbatical Officers are elected by students to represent your academic interests at the very top level. They act as the key link to the University Vice Chancellor, and Pro Vice Chancellor Student Experience as well as other key stakeholders.

The role of the President includes acting as the chair of the Board of Trustees, along with being responsible for the financial position and performance of the Students' Union. The President is the voice of the students at the highest internal level and externally.

The role of the Vice-President is to represent the students and make sure that their voice and opinions are heard. The Vice-President is here to help out with anything that students may need during the year. Whether it is support or advice with education and welfare matters to helping you setting up societies, so pop into the office any time for a chat.

President

Midhun Pavuluri

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year!

I am counting on you to make this your best year yet at Cardiff Met. We are here to support you in every aspect.

For those who are returning to Cardiff Met we are glad to have you back after your summer break, as you continue your journey to the graduation stage. For those new students who are just joining in our Cardiff Met family, we encourage you to make the most of your time here! Your experience will be what you make it and the opportunities will only be limited by the limits you place on yourself so never bound your limits!

As you are starting a valuable academic year, take advantage of the many services which are available to help you achieve your full potential. The SU has supported many students to achieve their dreams and we offer many opportunities to keep you on the road to graduation.

The University also offer many professional services, such as tutoring and workshops, note-taking and test preparation. Always remember that library and career services are there to help, whether you are an online or an on-site student.

I encourage you to participate in many events which we have planned throughout the year. Get involved and feel free to share your innovative thoughts with us as we look to continue improving what we can offer you!

Supporting you is central to our mission and we will always aim to guide you as you become the best version of yourself.

We are pleased to welcome you to the Cardiff Met, Remember to make it a great year.

I look forward seeing you soon!

Vice President

Keira Davies

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A huge welcome from myself and the whole of Cardiff Met Students’ Union! Welcome to the best few years of your life! I’m Keira Davies and I will be your SU Vice President for the next year.

My role is to help with anything that you, as students, may need during the year. I represent the students to make sure your voice is heard and views are shared at the highest level. Whether it be support and advice, education, welfare matters or approving a new society, if there is anything you need to chat about, feel free to pop into the office or catch me in the corridor!

I studied Sport Performance Analysis on the Cyncoed Campus for 3 years before campaigning to be your VP this year. During my time as an undergraduate student, I made sure that I immersed myself into uni life as much as possible, and it was the best decision I ever made.

Very soon into my first year, I became a part of the university’s netball club and joined a society, both which are provided by the students’ Union. Into my second and third year, I was appointed as the School Rep of CSSHS Cyncoed, where my aim was to be the main figurehead of student voice and feedback within my own school. In my third year, I became co-chair of my society, as well as becoming a head coach within the netball club. Without the Students’ Union, I wouldn’t have been able to make the most of my time at Cardiff Met, which will further benefit me in future life.

Over my time as Vice President, I aim to make life easier for Cardiff Met students, from fresher’s week to graduation. This includes:

• Increasing chill out spaces around both campuses
• Maintaining our ‘campus canines’ initiative
• Improving access to facilities the university offers

I would like to wish you all a huge good luck for your first few weeks at university Feel free to ask myself or any of the SU staff members any questions if you see us around, or pop into the SU office on either campus.

 


School Reps

School Reps are appointed by the Students’ Union as the figurehead rep for each school. It is their responsibility to recruit and manage the rep structure within the school and to act as a link between the school and SU. They represent students at school and university level.


Part-Time Officers

Part time officers are employed by the Students' Union and have specific roles that deal with the following areas; Equality & Diversity, Wellbeing, Welsh  (Cymraeg), Global and Environmental. Click here to find out more about their specific roles.


Lead Reps

Lead Reps are recruited by the School Rep. They are the figurehead for either a whole year group or a department, this is dependant on the structure of the school. Lead Reps support the School Rep to manage the rep team and represent the student voice at year/department level.

Course Reps

Course Reps are chosen by their peers, the election process is facilitated jointly between the School Rep and academic staff. In order to effectively represent each class a guideline ratio of reps to class size has been set. 1 for classes of 10 or less. 2 for classes up to 100. 3 for 100 – 150 and 4 for 150+. School Reps will work with Programme Directors using these guidelines.

Group Reps

For some cohorts the School Rep and academic staff will opt to add this additional layer of representation. Group reps represent a seminar/tutor group. They are chosen by their peers, and gather feedback at group level to pass onto the Course Rep to be represented at programme level. These may be used where large cohorts are taught separately in smaller groups.



  • Cardiff Met Feedback Policy

    The policy on assignment feedback is taken from your handbook to outline what you can expect from the University.

  • Committee Guidance for Reps

    A breakdown of the meetings and committees you may attend as a rep and what will be discussed there.

  • Course Rep Recruitment

    This form sets out a step by step procedure for recruiting course reps and capturing their details. It is useful for School,Lead Reps and staff.

  • Jargon Buster for Reps

    There are lots of terms and acronyms used within a University, here's a head-start on some of the common ones but always feel free to ask for clarification if you're not sure what something means.

  • Meetings Top Tips

    A Recap of some of the meetings you may attend plus some guidance to make sure you make the best use of your committee membership

  • Programme Committee Terms of Reference

    This document explains the areas covered by this committee as well as who attends.

  • Raising Your Profile as A Rep

    Some top tips on how you can make sure your cohort know who you are and what you can do for them. Remember it's also great to keep them up to date on what you've been working on and encourage them to get involved.

  • SSLC Terms of Reference

    Each School has a Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC), this document explains what the committee covers and who attends.