Class Reps

 

Every programme in TU Dublin is entitled to have a Class Rep, chosen by the class to be their voice within TU Dublin and the Students’ Union. This includes all undergraduate, postgraduate, full-time, and part-time programmes, we have almost 1,000 Reps in TU Dublin! 

The Class Rep is an elected role, as the voice of the class they are the go-to person, the problem-solver who raises issues on behalf of their peers and communicates on behalf of the class with academic staff and the Students’ Union.  

 

 

What does a Class Rep do?

  • Attend your local Class Rep meetings to connect with the SU and other Reps. We will give you a free Lunch Voucher! 

  • Update your classmates from these meetings to let them know what was discussed and pass on any important info from the university.

  • Attend the Programme Committee where you can bring feedback on the course and raise any issues on behalf of the class and then update the class on developments.

  • Inform the SU if there are any difficulties your class is experiencing, and we will advise you on how to get solutions.

  • Let your Classmates know about SU Events, promotions, offers, maybe organise a class party and get lots of freebies for your class!

  • Have fun!

 

When are the first Class Rep meetings of 2023?

The schedule for next Class Rep meetings is as follows:

  • Bolton Street: Monday 30th January 1pm - BST-327
  • Blanchardstown: Monday 30th January 1pm - BB-001
  • Aungier Street: Tuesday 31st January 1pm - AST-021
  • Tallaght: Tuesday 31st January 5pm - TMain - 032
  • East Quad: Thursday 2nd February 1pm - EQ-112
  • Central Quad: Thursday 2nd February 1pm - CQ-309 

All Class Reps, please make sure to join the meeting on your campus!

 

What training will I receive? 

  • All elected Reps are invited to attend our annual Class Rep Training event. This is designed to help develop the skills and knowledge to help you be effective in the role; you will have the opportunity to network with other students and have fun! 

  • Our Student Voice - Training for Class Reps, a training developed in collaboration with TU Dublin and your Students' Union, is available online for all Class Reps!

  • There’ll be other training events throughout the year to help in your role, so make sure to keep an eye out for this. 

 

I’m interested, what do I do next? 

At the start of every academic year we run a class Rep recruitment campaign to get as many Reps elected as possible. However, if your class has not yet elected a Rep, please get in touch with us so we can arrange for an election to take place!

You can email:

Saoirse Daly – VP Education City Campus – education.cc@tudublinsu.ie

Louise Kavanagh – Deputy President Blanchardstown Campus – deputy.bc@tudublinsu.ie

James Curry – Deputy President Tallaght Campus - deputy.tc@tudublinsu.ie

 

Why should I run for Class Rep?

  • It’s very valuable experience. Employers are always impressed with job applicants who have been involved in any leadership roles during their time at college, in addition to getting their academic qualification.

  • You can develop your communications, networking, and negotiation skills, 

  • You get great training, provided by the SU and supported by TU Dublin.  

  • You can get a Digital badge once you have successfully completed the Our Student Voice - Training for Class Reps programme. 

  • You can improve the quality of your Programme by ensuring any problems are dealt with quickly and effectively at Committees, Course Boards.

  • You get freebies – a free lunch voucher at the Class Rep Meetings, an exclusive Rep Discount Card, t-shirts and hoodies.

  • You to get to know all the students in your class and Reps in other programmes in the university. 

  • The satisfaction of knowing you are doing an important job for the benefit of your fellow students.