Who are your student reps. and how YOU can get involved?
We are committed to ensuring that the voices of our students are heard within the School of Clinical Medicine. Find out more about our Student Representatives below!
The role of a student representative
Student Representatives are elected each year to be the voice of the study body and at the School of Clinical Medicine there are two main types of representatives:
School student representatives
Sit on several School-level committee meetings, including Faculty Board and Council. Their role is to ensure that student views are taken into account at the higher strategic level.
Department/Faculty student representatives
Represent students at subject-level meetings. Their role is to ensure that student views are considered when making decisions about a specific course and/or department.
Support for student representatives
All student reps are offered training sessions throughout the year via the University of Cambridge Student Union, the aim of this training is to provide students with a transferable skillset which will support them in their representative role e.g. writing reports for committee meetings.
The School of Clinical Medicine also provides student representatives with support during their time in the post, this support will be either come via the Department or Clinical School’s Postgraduate Team. For example, the School-level student representatives are offered a detailed Handbook which provides guidance for their first few months in post.
What are the benefits of becoming a student representative?
Representatives have the opportunity to improve University life for themselves and their fellow students and the benefits are endless:
- Contribute to decision making within the School of Clinical Medicine
- Improve your transferable skill-set
- Support your student peers
- Influence important decisions to do with your course of study
- Gain a better understanding of how the University of Cambridge works
- Enhance your CV
- Meet new people
To name just a few!
Meet the 2021-2022 cohort
How can I become a student representative?
New student representatives start their roles in January and finish at the end of December. Each year, the School of Clinical Medicine and their departments send out a call to all students to self-nominate for the role of student representative, this usually takes place before the summer break.