Student Representative

A student representative is a student chosen to speak on behalf of all other students here at London College of Business Sciences. They provide a crucial link between students and teachers.

They raise issues which may be concerning others and take action in order to receive a positive result.

You may also be working in a team of representatives to divide the work load; it’s your responsibility to pass on the information from students to teachers and from teachers to students.

Why become a Student Representative?

There are several reasons to become a student representative at London College of Business Sciences.

  • To show support for your fellow students.
  • To be the unheard voice of all the students at LCBS.
  • To gain an insight to how things work in our College.
  • You can improve your communication and leadership skills.
  • Develops your own character.
  • Being a student representative will also give you an opportunity to learn and practise new life skills.
  • You become known to teachers and fellow students.

How to become a Student Representative?

A student wanting to become a representative will be discussed between the class lecturer and course co-ordinator. Prospective students can also put themselves up for nomination for student representative based on their academic performances and also their attendance. The student must have an 80% attendance, which is the UK Border Agencies required percentage.

The student representative will be chosen by the class by the end of the first academic term. The voting system is either voting by raising hands or by taking part in a ballot. If there is no prospective candidate the student representative will be informed by the designated student welfare officer. The student representative will then liaise with the class to assist in the selection process.

Benefits of being a Student Representative

There are many benefits to being a student representative including several skills and relationships you will develop over this time.

Working closely with other students and teachers will help form good working relationships and friendships. All of the other pupils will know you well and will value your opinion.

This will improve your communication skills as well. Learning to negotiate with teachers to achieve your goals, will improve your diplomacy skills, as well as these your confidence will improve greatly by speaking in front of your classmates when feeding back information from meeting with teachers.