I hope this message finds you well, and having had a restful Winter break!
This email provides details of the Programme Representative recruitment and registration process for Semester Two of the 2022/23 academic year.
Please note, we are only registering the following Representatives at this point:
- Course Representatives (also sometimes referred to as Class Representatives) for courses running in Semester Two of the 2022/23 academic year (as far as we are aware, only the Schools still operating a Course Representative system are Chemistry, the Edinburgh Futures Institute, and Law)
- Programme Representatives for programmes beginning in Semester Two of the 2022/23 academic year (as far as we are aware, there are only a small number of Postgraduate programmes or cohorts which begin in Semester Two)
A reminder that Programme Representatives are students who have been elected or selected to gather feedback from their peers and communicate this to relevant staff within their Programme, Department and School, both directly throughout the semester, and at Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings. You can find out more about the Programme Representative role here.
A reminder that, for taught programmes – both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught – we recommend recruiting at least one Programme Representative per year of a programme, with larger programmes recruiting multiple Programme Representatives per year, at a ratio of one Programme Representative to every 40 students. At the Postgraduate Research level, Programme Representatives should be recruited, but may represent a research project, research centre, or department.
All eligible students should have the opportunity to volunteer as a Programme Representative, and the selection or election process should be fair and transparent. More guidance on recruiting Programme Representatives can be found here. When advertising the opportunity, you can signpost students to this news article which outlines the remit and benefit of the Programme Representative role.
Once Programme Representatives have been recruited, their details must be shared with us so that we can begin their induction and training. This can be done by completing the template attached, ensuring you follow the instructions highlighted in yellow, and returning it to us via email at this address. The deadline for Programme Representative registration this year is the end of Week 2 (EOD on 27 January). Programme Representatives registered after this point may be unable to access training or recognition for their role.
Once your Programme Representatives have been registered, we will contact them via email to welcome them to their role, and invite them to complete their training, which this year will comprise of an asynchronous self-study module, followed by a live, online training session. Programme Representatives must complete both parts of their training by the end of Week 6 (EOD on 24 February). We will also add them to our Student Voice Online Hub on MS Teams, where they will have the opportunity to connect with other student representatives in their School and across the University.
We will contact Programme Representatives throughout the semester regarding additional opportunities, including our calendar of personal and professional development workshops, and our reward and recognition schemes (including the nationally accredited Saltire Award for volunteering). However, you should ensure that you are communicating with them regarding opportunities within their School, and details of upcoming Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings.
If you or your Programme Representatives encounter any challenges during the year the Students’ Association’s Student Voice Team is here to help, and you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by dropping into the Student Voice Hub in Potterrow. Programme Representatives can also contact us by posting in the Student Voice Online Hub on MS Teams.
We have three guides on the Programme Representative system which you can find at the links below:
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Student Voice Manager
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Edinburgh University Students’ Association
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Law Society of Scotland Street Law Programme – Last few places on training weekend for LLB law students! (13th – 15th January)
Street Law is a way for the Law Society of Scotland to provide legal education in schools, in a format that pupils can really connect with. It’s designed to be engaging and get people talking through themes like street crime and human rights. We aim to get all pupils thinking about the law, by raising aspirations and encouraging skills to be used like critical thinking. More information about the programme can be found here: Street Law | Law Society of Scotland (lawscot.org.uk)
As well as an educational programme, it’s also a highly-successful volunteer scheme for LLB students. Our Street Lawyers are all law students studying in Scotland based near local schools. Street Law gives you an amazing opportunity to build confidence, gain presentation skills and deliver our lessons in a real classroom. If you are interested in the programme and want to teach lessons in schools, we are looking to fill our last few places on our training weekend in January!
The classes use the pupils’ inherent interest in law and their own experiences, to develop high-level cognitive, literacy and interpersonal skills. We rely on our Street Law trainers (student volunteers) to put on these classes and we work in blocks of 4 – 6 weeks where we put on one hour lesson per week. The total number of hour of commitment per week is 3-4 hours which take into account preparation and travel to school lessons. During summer/Christmas we put on one off events online and in our partnered schools. We wish all our Street Law trainers to put on these blocks of lessons over each semester and therefore commitment to the schools and programme is vital.
We have our training session in Edinburgh on the 13th – 15th of January. If you are interested, please email GeorgiaTurnbull@lawscot.org.uk, as places are limited. The training weekend will teach you some of the necessary skills to teach our programme of lessons and learn about the methodology of Street law. The training weekend is compulsory for all our trainers to compete in.
Applications for vacation schemes, summer placements and training contracts at several law firms are now open, with several applications closing in January 2023. Please check the School’s Career Opportunities page to find out more about the various opportunities available at a range of leading law firms.
Tuesday, 24 January: Good People, Exceptional Law – Insight event with MacRoberts LLP
Thursday, 26 January: Sidley Austin Insight Evening
EUP publishes books and journals that are of interest to staff and students. We are planning to hold a sale at the main library on 29th November.
Edinburgh University Press Sale
Main Library Foyer
29th November 2022
Hardbacks £10, Paperbacks £5, Journal Issues £2
Find out more about Edinburgh University Press (https://euppublishing.com/)
Sign up to our mailing list (https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/signup)
We’ll look forward to seeing you on the 29th!
Can’t make it? We’re also running our annual St Andrew’s Day sale online on Wednesday 30th November. Save 50% off all books and ebooks – start browsing now: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/
Please find below the upcoming careers insight events we have for November 2022, and our Alumni Perspectives event next week with Niamh Hargan.
Alumni Perspectives – Niamh Hargan, Entertainment Lawyer – Friday, 28 October
Niamh is a graduate of the LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law. In this presentation, Niamh will discuss her career path, including passing the New York Bar, and her current role as an entertainment lawyer working on the pre-clearance of films and television shows. Niamh will also speak about becoming an author, and how the skills developed during legal study and practice helped writing fiction novels.
This is a chance to hear what it is really like to be an entertainment lawyer and learn more about transferable legal skills.
Register for Edinburgh Law School Career Insight Events 2022/23
This is your chance to learn about different law firms, network with professionals, and find out how to secure a traineeship or summer placement.
Tuesday, 1 November: Get that Student Placement – Dickson Minto
Thursday, 3 November: Insight Event with White & Case
Monday, 7 November: What about London? – Slaughter and May
Wednesday, 9 November: Let’s do Lunch with Burness Paull
Thursday, 17 November: An Introduction to Latham & Watkins
Law Alumni Team with any queries.Please contact the
We will be offering asymptomatic Covid-19 testing from Thursday 7th January – Friday 12th February.
Testing will be available at the Pleasance Sport Complex and Gym and will be the same type of tests that were provided before the winter break.
All tests need to be booked in advance via our booking website. Please remember that you will need to book two lateral flow tests between 3 and 5 days apart.
The tests are voluntary but we strongly encourage you to book a test if you are returning to Edinburgh from another part of the UK. This will reduce the risk of you passing Covid-19 onto others when you and/or your housemates return to Edinburgh.
If you are an undergraduate student, you should book your tests to coincide with the date you return to your term time accommodation. Your school will have been in contact with you regarding this and more information is available on our Covid-19 webpages:
Once you have been tested, you should expect to get your results within 24 hours through the NHS Test and Protect system. If you test negative, during the period between your first test and second test, you will be able to continue your learning and teaching activities on-campus as usual. While a negative test will let you know that you don’t have the virus at the time of testing, you will still need to follow the Scottish Government’s safety guidance, such as physical distancing measures.
If either result is positive, you and your immediate household will be required to self-isolate for 10 days and you will then need to book a PCR Covid-19 test via the NHS testing process to confirm the result.
Please note that if you are returning to Edinburgh from overseas, you will still need to follow self-isolation requirements – a positive result in these tests cannot be used to shorten any period of self-isolation. Please read the Government’s International travel and quarantine guidance for the latest information on what you will need to do when entering the UK from another country.
You can find further guidance on how to complete the asymptomatic Covid-19 testing programme and other information on how to book your tests on our Covid-19 webpages.
If you have any questions not covered on these webpages, please feel free to email us or call our Hotline on +44 (0)131 370 0494.
This is a friendly reminder about the LLB Semester 1 Check-in event being held tomorrow afternoon. We really hope you’re able to join us.
We look forward to finding out more about what’s been going well for you, and what could be improved.
Please submit any questions or feedback ahead of the event to your representatives above by emailing Law Students’ Council email@example.com or Graduate Law Society firstname.lastname@example.org or anonymously here www.slido.com event code #89504; you will also have an opportunity to raise questions during the session.
The session will be held on Collaborate. You can join the event at 14:00 by clicking on the following link: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/e9be4d290085430f9e06d7331e912db2
We recommend you join using Google Chrome.
We look forward to seeing you then!
LSC, Grad Law Soc and Edinburgh Law School
Full details on the event are below:
Law Students’ Council, Graduate Law Society and Edinburgh Law School invite you to a semester 1 check-in event, being held on Thursday 05 November from 2-3pm digitally through Collaborate. We want to find out more about what’s been going well for you, and what could be improved.
Please join our student representatives along with Olivia Hayes (UG Office) , and Lindsay Jack (Director of Student Experience) for this informal check-in to see how your semester is going so far. We will also be joined by the Dean of the Law School, Professor Martin Hogg.
What is this session for?
- We are interested in finding out more about what’s been going well for you, and what could be improved.
- We encourage you to consider general points or themes you’d like to raise, we will not be able to answer queries which are personal in nature and instead we’d encourage you to email the Undergraduate Office or your Personal Tutor
- We are not looking for course-specific questions or feedback and instead encourage you to direct these to your Year Representative or Class Liaison. You will also have another opportunity to submit course-specific feedback towards the end of the semester.
- Unfortunately we will be unable to answer questions on fees, finance or accommodation. Please contact EdHelp if you need any assistance with these matters.
The format will be as follows:
- Submit any questions or feedback ahead of the event to your representatives above by emailing Law Students’ Council email@example.com or Graduate Law Society firstname.lastname@example.org or anonymously here www.slido.com event code #89504;
- If you can, attend the digital session on 05 November where questions and queries will be answered and addressed;
- You can also ask questions on the day, either anonymously through Slido, in the chat function in Collaborate or by raising your hand and asking.
- We will spend the first half of the session addressing previously submitted questions, and turn to your live questions for the latter half of the session. We will do our best to answer your queries during the live session, though may not be able to answer all of these. We will post a summary of points raised, the responses to these points as well as a response to unanswered queries on Law UG Community following the live session.
Aside from any questions, we would like to hear your thoughts around one thing that’s been going well for you this semester, and one thing which could be improved. We hope to see you at the event on 05 November!
LSC, Grad Law Soc and Edinburgh Law School
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