Training Class Reps has been central to NStEP’s work since the very beginning, and to date over 2700 students have participated in the Student Training Programme. The Introductory Class Rep Training module was developed in partnership with sparqs, which formed the basis for NStEP’s training modules offered up to the spring semester of 2020. In 2018 NStEP added two new modules to the programme. Online Student Rep Training was developed in partnership with Hibernia College for reps based in online or blended educational environments, and a Postgraduate Taught module was piloted across a number of participating institutions.
Training is designed to be interactive, and introduces participants to core aspects of the Class Rep role alongside valuable tools and frameworks for fostering student engagement. These include:
- Introduction to the class rep role
- The Student Learning Experience
- Gathering Student Opinion
- Effective Feedback
- Making Change Happen
- Preparing for Meetings
- Closing the Feedback Loop
NStEP is currently in the process of evaluating, enhancing and expanding the Student Training Programme. As a part of this process we have been collecting feedback and ideas from across the sector to put together an exciting new Introductory Class Rep Training module for the 2020-2021 academic year, as well as new resources to further support students. Check back for more updates over the coming months.