Founded in 1964, the University of Strathclyde Students' Association is the representative body for students of the University of Strathclyde. It is run by the students through an Executive Committee and Policy Forums. It was formed when the Students' Associations of the Royal College of Science and Technology and of the Scottish College of Commerce amalgamated.〔University of Strathclyde Wikipedia Page, Date Retrieved:12/11/2012 〕 In 1989 it merged with the University of Strathclyde Sports Union.
The current Student's Union building is located on the western side of the John Anderson Campus, adjoining onto the Royal College, James Weir,〔"James Weir Building Wikipedia article"〕 and Thomas Graham buildings. It was originally opened in 1959, and extended in 1976. Its address is 90 John Street, G1 1JH.
The Association contains 10 floors, 8 of which hold student areas and 2 back office staff areas.
〔(TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk, Date Retrieved:12/11/2012 )〕
The day-to-day running of the building is done by the Executive Committee〔(StrathStudents executives, Date Retrieved:12/11/2012 )〕 who also serve on the trustee board alongside student volunteers elected by a cross-campus ballot.
There are six Sabbatical Officers:
*President: Gary Paterson
*Vice President Diversity: Nesaraj ‘Raj’ Jeyaraj
*Vice President Education: Michael O’Donnell
*Vice President Support: Gerry McDonnell
*Vice President Volunteering & Development: Kyle Henry
*Vice President Sports & Wellbeing: Ann-Marie Kennerley〔(Election Results 2015 )〕
The main policy making bodies of the Association are the Policy Forums,〔(Student Forums, Date Retrieved: 01/06/2014 )〕 open to all students the forums meet frequently throughout the year passing policy through to the Policy Council of elected representatives which meets to discuss proposed policy.〔(Policy Council, Date Retrieved: 01/06/2014 )〕
Student Reps represent their fellow class colleagues to communicate issues, concerns, and opinions of students to University staff and vice versa. They have a positive role to play in enabling communication, feedback, and constructive change.
Student Representatives play a vital role in helping the lecturers, departments, faculties, and the University as a whole to identify issues (positive and negative) of the student learning experience. Effective management of these issues in partnership with the students can assist in strengthening National Student Survey results.
Reps can be useful in finding out how new initiatives are being received and the general opinion of their cohort on a wide range of topics. They can also can help facilitate staff communication to students.
There are a variety of different mechanisms that class reps can utilise to represent the views of their class to staff from informal chats to minuted Staff-Student Liaison Committees. They are also charged with reporting the responses back to their classmates.〔(Why Student Reps Date Retrieved:12/11/2012 )〕
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