Student representation

Student Support Services & Representation

A student-centred approach is at the heart of HETI Higher Education’s learning outlook. We invite students to provide regular feedback to continue improving both course content and student support services. Students are encouraged to be open and honest about their experience and are advised how their comments have been considered and actioned.

Students are also invited to become student representatives within our governing bodies and initiatives to ensure the student voice and perspective is considered in decision-making. Student representatives participate in:

  • Academic Board, the highest level of academic governance
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Course External Advisory committees

Role of Student Representatives:

The committees hold regular meetings throughout the year. Students sit as voting members on these committees and play a significant role in decision making. It is expected that students make considerable effort to attend these either in person or via teleconference.

Committees meet up to four times a year and less frequently in some circumstances.

Student representatives are expected to gather views from their peers regarding various aspects of their courses and to communicate those to their respective committees.

Student representatives are elected for one year. They continue in the post until applications open again the following year. Student representatives may continue if re-elected.

Student representatives, like all staff and committee members, are expected to uphold the core values of HETI.

Benefits of being a student representative:

Besides being the student voice and being involved in the decision making of the organisation, there are several advantages of being a student representative.

  • You will experience personal professional development as part of this process. From communication skills to understanding processes, you will develop skills that will assist you in the short and long term.
  • You will have opportunities to increase your professional network with contacts who are influencers and decision makers across the mental health sector.
  • Your input will help initiate improvements and solutions to create a more vibrant and valuable experience for all future students.
  • You will gain a rich understanding of systems and processes which are particularly valuable if you would like to consider education and training as a future vocational area.
  • Your collaboration with other students will position you as key influencer and leader.

How to apply

If you would like to become a student representative, please complete the Student Representation Expression of Interest form. The form asks for your details and a short description of why you would like to be considered as a student representative.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.