Student-Staff Liaison Committees 

The Student-Staff Liaison Committees (SSLCs) are a team of staff and elected student representatives who work in partnership to enhance the education experience of students within their department. 122 student reps are elected by their peers within the College of Humanities each year, and there are twelve SSLCs across the College - one for every discipline. 

SSLCs meet at least once per term and discuss any concerns and ideas students have and work proactively to seek solutions to problems and develop ideas further. Feedback from students is the most important driver of behind any SSLC. SSLCs are able to enact real, positive change within their department, and welcome input from any student. You can give feedback about any aspect of your course, including: 

  • Ideas for change
  • Good practice, e.g about particular modules
  • Feedback on any part of your learning, e.g. assessment and feedback
  • Feedback on any part of the University, e.g. Library, IT, and other facilities 

You can give feedback to any of your department's student reps who will be able to share your views at SSLC meetings. Feedback will be anonymised and treated with respect. SSLCs also play a key role in promoting various activities, ranging from events such as Research Uncovered, the National Student Survey (NSS) and the Teaching Awards.

If you have any further queries regarding the SSLC and how you can become involved then please contact Jo Messore,

SSLC student representatives are elected democratically through the Students' Guild twice a year (in late September and early March).

The election dates for September 2017 are:

  • Stand week: Monday 2nd - Friday 6th October
  • Vote week: Monday 9th - Friday 13th October 

Please keep an eye on the Students' Guild webpages for all of the election dates. 

There are many different roles you can consider putting yourself forward for on each SSLC, including: Subject Chair; Deputy Subject Chair; Employability rep; Postgraduate Taught rep; Change Agents rep; and first year, second year, or final year rep. Each of the roles have different responsibilities, and require slight different skill sets so there is always something to suit everyone. 

Rep Pledges for 2017/18 

For the 2017/18 academic year, SSLC reps within the College of Humanities have pledged to achieve the following: