Student Representation

We are committed to providing an outstanding experience for our students and take your views seriously. We encourage you to play an active role in ensuring that your experience whilst studying with the School and University is an excellent one. We engage regularly with elected representatives (including EUSA Representatives and elected class/ programme representatives) to gain student input on a range of matters affecting the student body and general academic ambience of the School.

If you have any matters that you wish to bring to the attention of the School, please make these known to the elected representatives or the Law Students’ Council. Alternatively, you can make a suggestion – just email law.ugo@ed.ac.uk.

Elected EUSA Representatives

EUSA Student Representatives (or ‘Reps’) are elected each year to ensure that students’ views are represented within the Students’ Association, the University and beyond. EUSA has a dedicated website about student representation in which you can find out information about the School of Law’s representatives.

Visit EUSA’s Student Representation Website for Law

School Convenor

The elected School Convenor is Corinne Robinson. Corinne’s role is to listen to you and bring any issues you raise to the relevant staff and committee meetings, for example the Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) and the Law Students’ Council.

Class Representatives

Class Reps are elected annually for each course. Reps must attend at least one meeting per semester with the Course Organiser for full-year courses, or two for one-semester courses (meetings normally take place in the middle and at the end of the course). Notes of discussion points will be published on the course Learn site.

Class Reps are elected to represent the views of students studying the course in that academic year, and are expected to communicate feedback about the operation of the course to the Course Organiser, for the benefit of both the current academic year and future academic years.

Law Students’ Council

The Law Students’ Council is the elected representative body for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Elected students participate in School-level management committees in order to provide a student voice. The Students’ Council meets regularly during the Semester and gathers views from all students by consulting them on their views on School-related issues. The elected reps also work closely with Class Representatives to ensure that students are represented as successfully as possible.

Join the Law Students’ Council Facebook Group

Student-Staff Liaison Committee

The School operates a Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) which provides a formal mechanism for communication and discussion between academic and administrative staff and representatives of the student body, relating to all matters connected with the degree programmes, including quality assurance matters such as themes from quality reports, External Examiners’ Reports and programme reviews, and the student experience, including themes arising from student surveys.

The SSLC is intended as a forum for students and staff to collaborate to identify areas for improvement and we strongly encourage all students to engage with the elected student representatives to feed in their views to the SSLC.