What does a Class Rep do?

Class Reps act as a voice for students of their class 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. Get elected

Your lecturer or tutor should call for expressions of interest in becoming a class rep, and will then hold elections to select a class rep.  If this hasn't happened in your class, then please approach the lecturer to let them know you are interested.

Step 2. Get registered

Once you have been elected, then your lecturer should advise the student voice coordinator who will provide you with a registration form. Here is the form if you need a copy: Class Rep Registration Form. Once you have completed this, your details will automatically be provided to the student voice coordinator – Lele Talagi at representation@unitec.ac.nz  

Step 3. Get trained

The Unitec Student Council run the class rep training. Training is compulsory for 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. The class rep training presentation will be available once the training sessions have finished.

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 school 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 and at the end of the year you may be eligible to receive a class rep certificate. A end of year function will be held to celebrate our Class Reps and their contribution to Unitec.