Student Representatives are elected by students each year. It’s their job to act on your behalf and raise your views on all kinds of issues. They can help you make positive changes at Unitec, so you get the experience and support you expect while you study.
Whether you want more seats in your classroom, better student services, or the chance to talk directly to the Chief Executive, Student Representatives will make sure your feedback is heard by the right people, and try to get the answers or the action that you want.
The Student Rep system is there to make sure you have a say in decision making at Unitec. Student Reps work at class, department, faculty and governance level, so that your voice is heard at all levels of Unitec - from the classroom to the boardroom.
For most classes or programmes at Unitec, you’ll be able to elect a Student Rep. Your lecturer will arrange the election to happen in the first few weeks of class.
You can nominate others in your class, or even put yourself forward to run in the Student Rep elections.
You can go to your Class Rep with any concerns, suggestions or feedback you have about your class. They are trained to find a solution, or to take the feedback to someone who can help. All reps have the support of the Student Rep Coordinator, Student Advocates and higher levels of Student Reps. Student Reps meet regularly to discuss feedback they are getting from students.
The Student Council is the highest level of Student Representation at Unitec. The Council is made up of the Student President, Student Reps for each faculty, the Māori Student Rep, and the Pacific Student Rep. The Student Council is there to represent the entire student body to Unitec.
Elections for Student Council positions happen in September, and every Unitec student is eligible to vote or run for a position.
Student Council members sit on lots of different Faculty Academic Committees and Sub-Committees. They also meet with the Senior Leadership Team and Programme Leaders to present and discuss student feedback about important decisions here at Unitec.
Contact Student Reps
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09 815 4321 ext 7380. You can also share your views with Unitec Student Reps in our Facebook group, or discuss student issues via Student Media:
Last edited: 12 February 2013