- College Calendar 2012 / 2013
- College Calendar 2013 / 2014
- College Documents
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Faculty Councils
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Access Faculty Council Minutes
- Building & Engineering Faculty Council Minutes
- Business and Employability Faculty Council Minutes
- Care Faculty Council Minutes
- Creative Industries Faculty Council Minutes
- Landbased Industries Faculty Council Minutes
- Sport Section Faculty Council Minutes
- Guidelines for continuing learning during adverse weather conditions
- Library Services
- Progression Opportunities
- Student Association
- Student Portal
- Student Support Services
- Students with a Disability
- Your Guide to Assessment and Appeals
Frequently Asked Questions
The Faculty Council is an opportunity for class representatives to meet with the managers of the faculty to discuss their experience at college. The class reps have been elected by their class to put forward the views of the class.
The main focus of the Council is how well students are learning, how good is the teaching and how good are the courses.
The Council also has an important role for the Borders College Student Association. The Council’s office bearers are members of the Student Representative Council that leads the work of the Association. The Council provides an opportunity to hear about the activity of the Association and influence its work.
There are six Faculty Councils at present in;
- 1. Creative Industries and Sport,
- 2. Care,
- 3. Access,
- 4. Landbased,
- 5. Construction and Engineering,
6. Business, Management and Computing
Each faculty will establish a new Faculty Council every year. The membership is made up of all elected class representatives and the managers from the Faculty.
They meet three times a year in:
Each class elects a representative to the Faculty Council in September of each year. The meetings are chaired by a student elected from the previous year’s Faculty Council. The faculty managers also attend. So, the Council is made up of:
Chair: Elected by previous year’s Faculty Council at the May meeting
Deputy: Elected by Class Representatives
Members: All Faculty Class Representatives, Head of Faculty, Programme Leaders, One representative from the Lecturing Staff
- Clerk: Appointed by Head of Faculty from College administrative staff
In attendance: President of Students Association or delegated deputy (attends as and when it is deemed necessary by the SRC in agreement with the Council Chair), Student Liaison Officer, Vice Principal: Quality and Innovation and others as appropriate
All office bearers must be college students.
The Borders College Students Association will arrange training for office bearers to help them understand their roles and the formal procedures for meetings. Being involved as an office bearer is a great addition to any student’s CV.
The main area in which they get involved is helping to improve all students’ experience of college. These include:
- Providing an opportunity for students to talk to staff about the quality of learning and teaching.
- informing students of the Faculty’s plans for the future
- agreeing what actions need to be taken as a result of the feedback the faculty has had from students
- review programmes and the curriculum
- seeking student feedback
- planning fund raising and social events
- deciding on new equipment and resources
- Equality and diversity issues
Students Association business
The Class Representatives should feedback to their programme group following a Council meeting using a copy of the draft minute as reference. Class representatives should also prepare for the meetings beforehand by consulting with their programme group. They should come prepared to discuss the specific items on the agenda. Standing items are set for the year. All minutes are made available to students on the College website and Students Association website Tartan Monkey.
Spaces still available on some courses
A limited number of spaces still remain available on some courses commencing August 2013.
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