Firstly, congratulations on becoming a Student Academic Leader!
Have you Registered?
Once your details are registered with BCUSU you will receive a welcome email with information about your compulsory training and your handbook. If you have not received this information or have been asked to sign up by a member of staff, then please register here SAL Registration or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can't access the form.
Please join the SAL Moodle for information regarding Training, the enrollment code is: SAL2018
Once you have completed your compulsory training you will have a better idea of how to make change within the University and how to consult students on your programme. There will be training and development opportunities throughout the year so keep an eye out for them.
You will be provided with support and guidance from the University.
Students on your programme
It is important that you raise your presence within your Programme and let fellow students know why they should contact you. This will help make your role easier and make suggestions faster.
It is important that you contact your School Reps and let them know who you are. They can provide support and guidance to you in your role. They are there to represent all students in your School, so it is critical for them to hear from you so that they can do their role.
Your course leader should be able to help if you have any questions about your programme or your Student Feedback Forum.
You will be provided with support, training and guidance from BCUSU.
Student Voice Team
Your first port of call should be emailing Dean.Reynolds@bcu.ac.uk, but you can also get in touch with the following staff members in the Student Voice Team.
Dean Reynolds - Student Voice Coordinator (representation) Tel: 0121 331 7777
Sarah Blatchford - Acting Student Voice Manager Tel: 0121 331 7777
Vice President Student Voice
Your Student Voice Officer is also available to support you in your role. BCUSU is run by a team of Executive Officers who have been elected by Birmingham City University students to represent them. These officers sit on senior University Committees and are therefore in the perfect position to take up any issues you are having, please email your Student Voice Officer at Union.Voice@bcu.ac.uk
Advice & Information Team
As a Student Academic Leader you may have students approach you with issues that are not related to their academic study. If this is the case please signpost them to the Advice and Information Team who has a team of full-time advisors who can provide information, advice, advocacy and representation on a wide range of issues.