The student representative is your representative on the Postgraduate Education Committee. You can feedback to them any issues you are unhappy with regarding the general management of the PhD program or any other College level issues associated with the care and supervision of PhD students. The student representative can also gather and pass on student feedback about transferable skills courses/events and about welfare or other educational issues. They act as a direct link between yourselves and the Graduate Student Union (GSU), communicating GSU-wide events and any important news or information. Another key part of the role is to organise and run social events within the department (which can involve the support of the GSU); any suggestions for social events are welcome.