What does a Class Rep do?

Class Reps act as a voice for students of their classes and year. They work as liaisons between their classmates, the Student Council, and staff at Unitec. They have an important role which makes a big difference to day-to-day student life. In particular Class Reps can help with a range of issues within a programme and can give student opinion to the lecturer or the programme committee to ensure that the education you are getting is of top quality. They can also raise issues and ideas with the Student Council and be your liaison with any other groups within Unitec.

Class Rep Role Expectations

Class Rep FAQ's

How to Become a Class Rep

Step 1. Express your Interest

Let your lecturer or tutor know you are interested in being a class representative, there can be more than one in your class.

Step 2. Get registered

Registration is open during the first two weeks of each semester. Please inform your lecturer that you have registered. Once registered, your details will automatically be provided to the student voice coordinator – Lele Talagi at representation@unitec.ac.nz. Registrants will then go through a screening process, to check the candidate's suitability.

Register to be a Class Rep

Step 3. Get trained

Training is compulsory for shortlisted class reps. The student voice coordinator will advise you via email of the upcoming training date. All you need to do now is turn up to your training session. If you have any questions about the training, or if you can't attend, then please contact the student voice coordinator on the email address above.

Step 4. Get rep-ing

It is important that you attend classes and contribute to class discussions, and that you consult regularly with your class, your fellow class reps, student council and the student representatives of the Program Academic Quality Committees (PAQC).  Don't forget, your role is to represent the views of your whole class, so it's important you are talking regularly with all your classmates to find out what their issues are, and how widespread these issues might be.

Step 5. Get support

We know that sometimes being a rep isn't always easy, so if you require any support in your role as a class rep, then please contact Lele the student voice coordinator on email: representation@unitec.ac.nz 

Step 6. Get recognised

Your participation as a Class Rep is a great addition to your CV. An end of year function will be held to celebrate our Class Reps and their contribution to Unitec.