7.1 Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)
SSLC stands for Student-Staff Liaison Committee. There are SSLCs in each department in the University that feed into both the Students’ Union and the University administration.
SSLCs are committees made up of elected student representatives, also known as Course Reps, and members of staff, also known as Academic Convenors. They are student-led and provide an area for students and staff to discuss ideas and solve problems connected with teaching, learning and student support.
SSLCs allows students to have a say on their course, their department, and their resources and is a great way to input into your university. They also provide an opportunity for the department to consult with students and receive feedback on new proposals.
Students are elected to the position of course rep by their peers, and represent their course and year in the SSLC. As a Course Rep you must attend the SSLC meetings and maintain a dialogue with students on your course throughout the year.
If you’re interested in the work of the SSLC, or have an issue you would like to be discussed, you should speak with one of your Course Reps. If you have questions about the running of the SSLC, you should speak with the SSLC Chair.
Course Reps are elected from continuing students in term 3 of the previous academic year and from new incoming students in Welcome Week and week 1 of term 1.