Committee member

Student Voice Group co-chairs

Watch this year's student co-chairs of the SVG, KellyAnn and Ilsa, talk about their time on the group.

Become a student member of a University committee

One of the ways we involve students in our decision-making processes is by appointing student members onto our committees and quality review panels. The purpose of student membership is to provide a student perspective on discussions and decisions that take place within the University’s governance structure. As a student member of a committee, you would also become a member of our Student Voice Group.

Each committee/panel has a specific focus. This year, we have vacancies for:

  • Inclusive Practice Panel - undergraduate and postgraduate student members
  • Quality, Learning and Teaching Committee (QLTC) - undergraduate student member
  • Laws Programme Board - undergraduate student member from the Laws programme
  • Teaching and Learning Environment (TLE) panel - undergraduate student member from the Laws programme

For the Inclusive Practice Panel, we particularly encourage applications from students who consider they have a disability, from those with experience of disability and from those with an interest or experience of inclusive practice issues in education.

Read below to familiarise yourself with what each committee does before applying. Each committee meets on different dates. Check you are available on the times and dates specified for meetings before applying.

  • You must be a student with us during your appointment
  • You must have completed and passed one cycle of final assessment with the University (you would still be welcome to apply even if you have not received your results)
  • You must be able to attend meetings held online at the specified times
  • You would attend six to eight meetings online via Microsoft Teams
  • Each meeting requires between one to two hours of preparation
  • You will receive papers which you are expected to read beforehand. You will then prepare your thoughts around given discussion points
  • Enhance your CV and further your professional development
  • Gain experience of decision-making processes at a senior level in a Higher Education organisation
  • Meet and share experiences with University staff and other students around the world
  • Influence the experience of current and future University of London students as a proactive member of the global student community

Here is an outline of each committee’s remit and upcoming dates for 2022-23. As a member of one of these committees, you are also a member of the Student Voice Group.

Laws Programmes Board

One undergraduate student member is needed.

Remit of the Laws Programme Board (LPB): Consider matters relating to Undergraduate Laws provision, including the development, management and review of programmes, strategies for learning and teaching, the curriculum, assessment and regulations.

Meeting dates:

Event

Date

Time

Annual induction and training session

Wednesday 5 October 2022

1100 – 1330 (GMT+1)

Student Voice Group (autumn session)

Monday 10 October 2022

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

Laws Programme Board

Wednesday 26 October 2022 (TBC)

14:00 (GMT+1) (TBC)

Student Voice Group (winter session)

Monday 23 January 2023

1000 (GMT) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT) - Meeting B

Student Voice Group (spring session)

Monday 17 April 2023

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

Laws Programme Board

May 2023, date (TBC)

Time (TBC)

Student Voice Group (summer session)

Monday 10 July 2023

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

In the application form you will be asked to state preference between the Student Voice Group Meeting A or Meeting B.

 

Inclusive Practice Panel

One undergraduate and postgraduate student member is needed.

Remit of the Inclusive Practice Panel (IPP): Monitors, reviews and recommends amendments to policies and procedures relating to potential and current students with disabilities and/or other specific access requirements, ensuring that students with disabilities are not disadvantaged.

We particularly encourage applications from students who consider they have a disability, from those with experience of disability and from those with an interest or experience of inclusive practice issues in education.

Meeting dates:

Event

Date

Time

Annual induction and training session

Wednesday 5 October 2022

1100 – 1330 (GMT+1)

Student Voice Group
(autumn session)

Monday 10 October 2022

 

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

Inclusive Practice Panel

Thursday 20 October 2022

10:00 (GMT+1)

Student Voice Group
(winter session)

Monday 23 January 2023

 

1000 (GMT) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT) - Meeting B

Inclusive Practice Panel

Thursday 26 January 2023

10:00 (GMT)

Student Voice Group
(spring session)

Monday 17 April 2023

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

Inclusive Practice Panel

Thursday 20 April 2023

10:00 (GMT+1)

Student Voice Group
(summer session)

Monday 10 July 2023

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

In the application form you will be asked to state preference between the Student Voice Group Meeting A or Meeting B.

 

Quality, Learning and Teaching Committee (QLTC)

One undergraduate student member is needed.

Remit of the Quality, Learning and Teaching Committee (QLTC): Responsible for ensuring alignment of policies and procedures relating to learning, teaching and assessment with the relevant University of London and regulatory frameworks in the context of the identified needs of students registered on programmes offered through the University of London Worldwide, and discernible good practice in higher education.

Meeting dates

Event

Date

Time

Quality, Learning and Teaching committee

Friday 23 September 2022

1000 (GMT+1)

Annual induction and training session

Wednesday 5 October 2022

1100 – 1330 (GMT+1)

Student Voice Group (autumn session)

Monday 10 October 2022

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

Quality, Learning and Teaching committee

Friday 25 November 2022

10:00 (GMT)

Student Voice Group
(winter session)

Friday 23 January 2023

1000 (GMT) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT) - Meeting B

Quality, Learning and Teaching committee

Friday 24 February 2023

10:00 (GMT)

Student Voice Group
(spring session)

Monday 17 April 2023

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

Quality, Learning and Teaching committee

Friday 26 May 2023

10:00 (GMT+1)

Student Voice Group
(summer session)

Monday 10 July 2023

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

In the application form you will be asked to state preference between the Student Voice Group Meeting A or Meeting B.

 

Teaching Learning and Environment Panel

One undergraduate Laws student member is needed.

Remit of the Teaching and Learning Environment (TLE) panel: Reviews learning and teaching matters on the Undergraduate Laws programme and makes recommendations in areas including learning resources, academic guidance, feedback and assessment. 

Meeting dates:

Event

Date

Time

Annual induction and training session

Wednesday 5 October 2021

1100 – 1330 (GMT+1)

Student Voice Group
(autumn session)

Monday 10 October 2022

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

Teaching and Learning Environment (TLE) panel

Autumn 2022, date TBC

Time, TBC

Student Voice Group
(winter session)

Monday 23 January 2023

1000 (GMT) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT) - Meeting B

Teaching and Learning Environment (TLE) panel

Spring 2023, date TBC

Time, TBC

Student Voice Group
(spring session)

Monday 17 April 2023

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

Student Voice Group
(summer session)

Monday 10 July 2023

1000 (GMT+1) - Meeting A
or
1530 (GMT+1) - Meeting B

In the application form you will be asked to state preference between the Student Voice Group Meeting A or Meeting B.

  • Read committee papers, extract relevant information, and develop an opinion on a range of discussion points.
  • Attend committee meetings and participate in discussions.
  • Be an active member of the Student Voice Group (SVG), contributing to discussions at each meeting and, where appropriate, participate in meeting agenda setting.
  • Share your experience of being a student member by writing posts for the University’s Official Student Blog.

When you apply, we will ask you to evidence that you have some aptitude in these areas. As a student member, we think you will become confident in these areas:

Intellectual Skills
  • Analyses and synthesises committee papers effectively
  • Thinks critically to identify issues relevant to the student experience
  • Has an inquiring mind, considers 'outside the box' possibilities
Personal Qualities
  • Adopts an enthusiastic approach, sustained throughout appointment
  • Manages time well, balancing committee meeting preparation and attendance around academic studies
  • Seeks guidance when required
Professional Conduct
  • Has a sense of collegiality, works well in a team
  • Good interpersonal communication skills, including self-expression and listening skills
  • Understands the confidentiality of committee business
  • Strong commitment to the University community
  1. Read the information above about the committees we have vacancies on and think about which one you would be most interested in.

  2. Check you’re available on the listed meeting dates.

  3. Complete this online application form. You will be asked to give examples of things you’ve done in the past that you think are relevant to this role.

The application deadline is 2359 (BST) on Wednesday 31 August 2022. We will acknowledge every application by Monday 5 September 2022.

The first Quality, Learning and Teaching committee (QLTC) meeting is on Friday 23 September 2022. We will let those of you applying for QLTC will know the outcome of your application by Friday 16 September 2022.

We will contact all other applicants by Friday 30 September 2022 to let you know the outcome of your application.

Every application will be considered. Shortlisted applications will be reviewed by a nominations panel, who will recommend appointments to our Pro Vice-Chancellor (International, Teaching and Learning) and Chief Executive.