HOW WE REPRESENT THE OPINIONS OF STUDENTS AT UCA

Student opinion really matters to us. We call it the Student Voice and is the most important tool we have when trying to make things better for students at UCA.
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Course Reps

Course Reps are an essential link between students, their course and the UCA institution. They represent the collective voice of the students on their course and drives improvements to their learning environment.

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Student Council

Student Council decides what action the Union should take and what the key issues are for students at UCA.

They hear updates from the Campus Officer about what they have been up to and have the power to challenge what the officer is doing to ensure they remain focused on the issues that matter to you!

There are four student councils that meet twice a term; Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester. Each council has 13 members. This is to ensure each member of the diverse student body at UCA can be part of an inclusive, creative community.

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Big Ideas

Tell us what your BIG IDEA is, why it should happen, and what it will mean for students. You can do this using the form below. Once you've done this, we'll work out how to make it happen. For ideas that affect the entire university, we may suggest you submit it to the BIG IDEAS DAY for everyone to vote on.

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Student Voice Report

The Student Voice Report is a document produced annually by UCA Students’ Union. It contains answers from students to questions covering virtually every facet of life at UCA. It is used by UCA and the Students’ Union as a barometer of progress at the institution.

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Student Experience Conference

The Student Experience Conference looks at assessment feedback, what works well and what students really think about it. Great chances for you to see what type of feedback other students receive, understand what assessment feedback actually means and have a go at marking yourself.

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Trustee Board

The Trustee board is the top governing body at UCASU and has the final say in what the Union does. Trustees are legally responsible for all the strategy and big decisions made by the Students’ Union. They ensure we operate in an ethical way, within the law, and don’t do anything that could financially damage us.

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The UCA Student Charter

The UCA Student Charter has been drafted jointly by the Students' Union and the University. It is a mutual agreement, summarising what students can expect to receive from UCA and what is expected of them in return. It focuses on the principles of creativity, distinctiveness, mutual respect and community.

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