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"It was very rewarding as I was able to get to know my cohort on an official and unofficial level, organising events outside of university and also creating opportunities for fellow students to attend. My biggest win was communicating with lectures in feedback meetings and also being invited to other official meetings. This really boosted my confidence and communications skills and also taught me a lot about how the university works in relation to my course."
- Shevon Corbett, MA Social Work
"It was very interesting to get involved in the Board of Studies meetings to give direct feedback and collaborate with our lecturers. This fruitful relationship with both the students and the academics enhanced my soft skills significantly. Being a Student Voice Leader made my time at Middlesex very special since I was able to contribute to the Middlesex community. My personal highlight was being a runner up for the Student Voice Leader of the Year award, which makes me proud and grateful for our achievements."
- Katharina Schiller, MSc Media Management
"The most rewarding parts of being a Student Voice Leader were the feeling of achievement after having helped so many students, and having close contact with Law school lecturers and the Dean, who recognised my efforts and helped me with my role each step of the way. I am happy to say that I received impressive amounts of feedback from fellow Law students and by collaborating with the right people, we helped make a difference."
- Maria Demetriou
"Student Voice Leaders are in a unique position where they connect students with programme leaders and administration. If you're passionate about making a difference, consider running as a Voice Leader. There are few ways to achieve any real sense of power in MDX, and although it's hardly the PM's office, a Student Voice Leader is arguably more powerful than the average student, and might be a good step for anyone with grander political aspirations."
- Adam Schellenberg, MSc Media Management
Nominations for Student Voice Leaders for the 2019/20 year closed on 15th October. If no one has put themselves forward for your course your programme team will run an in-class election.
Programme Voice Groups are termly meetings (two per year) and are attended by Student Voice Leaders, programme leaders, tutors and support staff. They are a really valuable space for you to bring up issues you and your classmates are facing on your modules, your year group or your entire course!
You'll be meeting with people who have the power to make the changes you want to see, and who are interested to hear things from your point of view, so it's important to be prepared.