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Student Rep Leaf Scheme Success!

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This September saw the launch of the Leaf Scheme for student reps. The scheme aims to recognise and reward reps for all the hard work they do in their schools. Since launching we’ve had 132 submissions from reps, and thirty one reps have collected awards! Things reps can do to qualify for an award range from completing their online training, to organsing a social event, to writing a paper for Union council. The Leaf Scheme has been fantastic tool both for the student rep team to see what the reps are up to, but also for allowing reps the chance to be recognised for all the work they do to help and support their fellow students.

Sarah, the Postgraduate Education Officer said about the scheme: 'It is not a surprise to me that the Leaf Scheme has been the success that it has been this semester. Not only because of the hardworking and inspirational team who run it but also the amazing student reps that I've had the pleasure to meet and work with so far this year. I've been blown away by just how pro-active, motivated and passionate about Sussex student-life they are. It really hits home for me how Sussex is more than just the lectures we attend and how getting involved beyond the classroom can cultivate a sense of belonging and community.'

We’ve had some amazing submissions from reps this year including an article from Abigail Berhane about Equality in Engineering, news of all the exciting events reps are organising and issues they are tackling in their schools and even a fantastic poem from Renisha Dornelly-Greenidge. We look forward to the Leaf scheme continuing in the new year and are excited to reward more reps!

Below is a short extract from Renisha’s poem which we love:

‘Please note this down...
•Whatever you put your mind to•
•Whatever you WANT to put your mind to•
Go for it, because nominating myself as a Student Rep and being elected, without a doubt was the best achievement by far…’

To find out more about student reps, head to www.sussexstudent.com/student-reps


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