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The Undergraduate College Convenor for Arts is currently held by Emma Lindquist.

Job Description 

College Convenors are focused mainly with the academic side of student representation. Four Convenors are elected, one from each College: Science and Engineering, Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences, Arts, and Social Sciences. The responsibilities of an academic College Convenor can vary greatly, and they are an integral part of Council’s function. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Organizing working groups to discuss issues raised by students 
  • Keeping Council informed of ongoing issues and regularly liaising with the VP Education 
  • Attending Faculty Meetings with relevant members of University staff to discuss issues regarding the University environment, the learning process, and course information 
  • Contacting students to advise them of SRC practices and initiatives, and to update students on any issues raised. 

In addition to these responsibilities, College Convenors are expected to attend all Student Council meetings and University Senate meetings and must occasionally represent the SRC on relevant University Academic Committees. Opportunities will also arise for election to various University committees and positions. The position of College Convenor is, therefore, challenging and rewarding in equal measure. 

 

SRC Committees and Working Groups 

The SRC may establish sub committees or working parties to consider certain areas of its work and sometimes consider policy motions. College Convenors may participate in the work of such committees and groups (and can suggest the establishment of new groups or committees). 

 

University Committees 

Council votes in autumn to elect members to sit on a variety of University committees, including Library Committee, Museums and Galleries Committee, Senate, Senate Disciplinary and Student Support Development Committee. Please contact the PA to the Permanent Secretary for a full list of committees.