Information on what student representatives do and who they are
For each year of study in Informatics, there are up to four class reps. These are students are chosen at the beginning of the year and usually represent a diverse mix of student programmes, such as different degrees or single/combined honours study.
If you have an issue or concern about the organisation or content of your year (including issues with specific courses that you don't feel comfortable approaching the lecturer about directly), then you can contact a class rep, who can raise the issue with the relevant teaching staff or ITO.
Staff-Student Rep Meetings
Class reps participate in regular Staff-Student Rep (SSR) meetings with the Year Organisers throughout the semester.
Staff-Student Liaison Committee
Class reps are also part of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) for the year, which meets once a semester with the Year Organiser and Course Organisers for courses running that semester.
Class rep contacts
If you have a question or suggestion which goes beyond an individual course, affects the whole year, or which has not been addressed by your course rep or lecturer, then please contact the class reps for your year. Details for 2023/24 class reps will be added below:
You can send mail to all the student reps together at email@example.com.
Each year students elect three school reps — one undergraduate, one postgraduate taught and one postgraduate research — to the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA). The school reps sit on the EUSA Student Council. The Student Council works to improve the student experience at Edinburgh, and campaign on issues students care about.
Current School representatives
Informatics Undergraduate School Representative: Aurora Chua Man Shan
Informatics Postgraduate Taught School Representative: Daniel Alexandru Bilc
Informatics Postgraduate Research School Representative: Ben Jourdan
If you have an issue which relates to the whole school, activities beyond Informatics, or would like to know more about EUSA activities, please contact your school reps: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student reps aim to ensure the University is continually listening and engaging with students to improve teaching, learning, assessment and academic services. They are a link between students and staff at course and school level. To be an Informatics rep, you must be doing a degree belonging to the School of Informatics. The task should not take more than 2 hours per week during semester times. You can apply to be a class rep for their year, or as a school rep for Informatics. To become a class rep volunteer at the introductory lecture for the year or email the year organiser. EUSA organises the election of school reps before the summer exam diet for the following academic year; see the EUSA webpages.
- Attend appropriate training sessions offered by EUSA.
- Proactively gather student feedback, complaints, comments and suggestions on all aspects of courses and/or year they are reps for: which includes course content, course delivery, course administration, tutorials, practicals and course work.
- Respond to feedback requests from School on specific issues.
- Alert relevant staff (course teacher, course organiser or ITO) to any issues that may have current impact.
- Attend a weekly one hour meeting during semester; provide feedback and engage in pertinent discussions.
- Eligible to be selected as a member of Board of Studies or Teaching Committee.
- For School Reps, attend Academic Council.
- An identifiable person within the peer group.
- Useful to personal development.
- Free EUSA monthly lunches for Reps.
- Contacts with teachers and ITO staff.
- A task to be mentioned on your CV.
- A task that will appear on your HEAR transcript.
EUSA section representatives
EUSA section representatives give a voice to non-traditional students across the whole University who may face additional barriers in accessing education, such as students commuting from home, international students, mature students, students with caring responsibilities, and students who are parents.