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National Course Reps Conference - 9th December 2009 registration now open

National Course Reps Conference: 9th December 2009, Birmingham
This year’s National Course Reps Conference is taking place at Birmingham University Guild of Students, with sessions for staff, reps and officers. The agenda includes interactive workshops for reps on the NSS, feedback, assessment and key rep skills, and a certificate of attendance and pack for all reps that attend. It also includes sessions for staff and officers on international and postgraduate students' representation and innovation and good practice in course rep systems.

This event is £10 per person, includes lunch and refreshments and is open to all course reps studying a UK higher education course and staff and officers in unions.

•         To register online, and find out more, visit:

•         Send your course reps this link to find out more:

Smaller regional events in other parts of the UK for course reps will also be held next year.

Resources for your Course Reps

Get your reps campaigning on feedback
Get your reps online to view their scores for feedback from the NSS by subject area and compare them to their own results by subject area at<>, then get them involved in this year’s feedback amnesty by suggesting that they submit the new Feedback Amnesty form to their lecturer with every assignment to ensure their lecturers know what they want from feedback, and encourage other students to do the same.

•         Your reps can find out more and access the form at:

 *   You can download the form and the briefing at:

 *   and view the national NSS data by subject area:

Resources for Officers and Staff
Visit the Course Reps Hub at<>  for new information on revising your rep system and using the National Student Survey with course reps. If you’ve got some good practice, why not email us at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> to tell us what you’ve been doing and we’ll add it to the Hub.

Just recruited your course reps?

Get your reps signed up to the NUS Course Reps Network
The NUS Course Reps Network is growing daily: direct your reps to the Course Reps section of the NUS website,<>  to sign up and hear a message to welcome them to their new roles and information about resources and events. You can also forward the message below on to your new course reps:

Welcome new Course Rep!
Congratulations on being elected a course rep this year.

Now that you are a course rep, you are officially invited to join the National Union of Students (NUS) network where you can:
- Share news, views and debate with hundreds of other course reps from across the UK
- Receive free updates on key national issues, and campaign packs -
- Free tips, and information on local and national events and competitions especially for reps

To sign up, and hear a special welcome message from NUS Vice President Higher Education, Aaron Porter, visit:

All reps that sign up to the Network by 1st December 2009 can be entered into a prize draw to win one of our £20 Amazon vouchers!

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Aaron Porter
Vice President (Higher Education)
National Union of Students (NUS)

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