SSLC Meeting

Student Participation

Seminar Series

Each discipline unit and many of the specialist centres organise a research seminar series. You are strongly encouraged to attend a wide range of these seminars. They offer an invaluable opportunity to listen to and meet academics and professional practitioners who are specialists in their fields. So look out for visiting speakers in your areas of interest.

Student/Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

The SSLC, also known as the PGT Liaison Forum, for PGT students is made up of staff and student representatives and is chaired by a student member elected by the SSLC/Forum. Student representatives are drawn from the different disciplines represented within CSSIS. An invitation for students to stand as a representative is issued at the start of each academic year. It is an important means by which students can voice their views and concerns about their studies, and influence the development of policy regarding postgraduate matters.

The SSLC/Forum exists to enable students and staff jointly to participate in the management and improvement of postgraduate provision within CSSIS. It serves as an arena in which students can identify and communicate any concerns or positive feedback and have them fed into the decision-making processes within the College.

The SSLC/Forum meets at least once a term. Notice of meetings and a request for agenda items, other than those on the standard agenda as laid down by the Code of Practice, are published to students at least one week in advance.  Concerns raised are addressed by the Education and Student Experience Manager (Suzanne Byrch) and the Education Strategy Group chaired by the Associate Dean for Education, Dr Rob Freathy. The minutes of meetings are also publicised to the PGT cohort. Discipline units may also offer opportunities for participation in unit level SSLCs.

Details of the University’s policy on the operation of SSLCs are available in the University's Teaching Quality Assurance handbook.

Students are also invited to give anonymised feedback on their module and programme through the student evaluation process entitled Accelerate.