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Academic Representatives are a crucial part of LSE Students' Union. More than 600 Academic Reps are elected by their student peers to represent them during the academic year and to liaise with LSE and departmental staff in a variety of committees.

Rewards & Recognition

Being an Academic Rep can come with a lot of responsibility and some time commitment. We are deeply appreciative of the time and effort you put into representing your peers, so there are a couple of benefits in place for our Academic Reps to thank you for your work. 

1. Academic rep of the month award

Do you know an Academic Rep who has gone above and beyond to improve the experience of the students on their course? Or someone who has achieved some amazing wins for your programme? Then nominate them (or if this is you, yourself) for the Academic Rep of the Month Award! 

Each month (from November to June), we recognise the amazing work our Academic Representatives put into representing their peers and the important role they play in improving teaching and student experience at LSE, by selecting one Academic Rep of the Month. Winners will receive a certificate and a small prize.

All LSE students, staff, and Reps can nominate an Academic Rep they feel like has been doing an amazing job in representing other students and/ or who has positively impacted the experience of students at LSE. You can also nominate yourself! Have a look at the criteria below and nominate by filling out the form here. 

Nominations for the December Academic Rep of the Month will currently open from the 1st of December 2022 and will close on the 14th. Afterwards, an LSESU Team will review the nominations and pick a winner. 

We will announce the winner on the last day of the month on this webpage! Have a look below to see this year’s winners and learn more about why they became an Academic Rep and what positive impact they have had so far. 

If you have any questions, please contact su.academicreps@lse.ac.uk

Winners: 

DECEMBER 2022

Marie Fuchs - MSc Economics

Marie has done an outstanding job in representing her MSc Economics cohort so far this year. She has gone above and beyond to support and advocate for her peers, has liaised with her department, and has achieved tangible improvements in her department. 

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Anjeel Kaur - 2nd Year BSc Economics

Anjeel has worked incredibly hard since the beginning of term to represent her BSc Economics cohort this year. She has created surveys, efficiently communicated with her department and students, made the feedback process and outcomes transparent and made student voices feel heard. Early in the year, Anjeel already has had a huge impact and made actual changes relating to the course and achieved the implementation of a reading week, lecture content improvements and clarifications, a new study guide, the introduction of a mock exam, and more.

Anjeel: "Thank you so much for your faith in me as an Academic Rep. I am truly grateful for everyone's support and engagement with the process, without which none of it could have been possible. Looking forward to another great term with you all :)" 

Comments from Anjeel's peers:

"Anjeel has moved mountains for us as a student body, helping to efficiently deal with and rectify the issues that have arisen from the new EC2C1 Module. Under her leadership, we have benefitted from a reading week, lecture content improvements and clarifications, a new study guide, and will in future receive separate office hours for BSc students, the introduction of a mock exam, and so much more. The thanks of myself and everyone in our student body go out to her for what she has done."

"Has been incredibly efficient at communicating to us as a cohort, and relaying all communication back and forth from SSLC meetings and other meetings back to the cohort. It’s made the process more transparent and made our voices feel heard in the process. She’s done this in a democratic and fair way e.g. anonymous Google forms, and she has been more than willing to answer everyone’s questions. I really couldn’t have asked for a better rep."

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Rep of the Month Criteria 

When nominating someone, you can use these criteria to describe why they deserve to become the Academic Rep of the Month! They don’t need to fit all the criteria below, these are just examples of the things we are looking for when deciding who will receive the award. Make sure you use examples to describe how they fit the criteria! 

  1.  They attend and engage at the SLLC (Student Staff Liaison Committee) meetings. They proactively suggest solutions to issues and take measures to to solve the issues affecting students in their cohort. 
  2. They communicate regularly and effectively with the other students in their programme, making sure that they reach all (or the majority of) students when collecting feedback and keeping people informed about the outcomes of the SSLC meetings
  3. Their actions have made a positive impact on student life or teaching quality. 
  4. They work together with other Academic Reps, members of staff, and the Students’ Union to resolve issues and champion the representation of all students. 

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2. Linkedin endorsement

As Academic Reps you can receive a reference from the Students’ Union via LinkedIn. To be eligible, you will have to have completed our training and have attended at least one SSLC meeting. This will be available at the end of the academic year, so make sure you reach out via su.academicreps@lse.ac.uk to receive your endorsement. We will remind you of this closer to the time as well. 


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