The Faculty Student-Staff Committees normally meet once each term. In these meetings student representatives make the opinions of students known to staff in an informal and non-confrontational environment. Students are elected to their roles via the Imperial College Union which take place at the beginning of the academic year. If you are interested in becoming a student representative, please see the Imperial College Union website or contact your Department. If elected, training will be provided by the Imperial College Union.

Documents

FoNS Student Staff Committee Terms of Reference and Membership 2021-22 (PDF)

Full details on Faculty governance please see the academic governance website.

Terms of Reference, Dates and Minutes

Terms of Reference

The Faculty Student-Staff Committees normally meet once each term. In these meetings student representatives make the opinions of students known to staff in an informal and non-confrontational environment. The purpose of the meeting is:

  • To provide a forum to discuss academic and non-academic matters that are relevant to students in more than one Department within the Faculty (including e.g. welfare and accommodation) and for which a perspective broader than that possible in a Departmental Student-Staff Committee would be valuable.
  • To share good practice across the Faculty’s Departments.
  • To allow student representatives to interact constructively with Faculty staff to explore ways to improve the educational experience in the College.

Actions arising from these meetings will be addressed by the Vice-Dean (Education), Faculty Operating Officer, Department Directors of Studies and Heads of Department.

The Faculty Student-Staff Committee will formally report to the Faculty Education Committee, which in turn reports to Faculty Management Committee and College Programmes Committee. Departmental Student Staff Committees report to their respective Department Teaching Committees, which in turn report to their Department Management Committees.

Membership

The Faculty Student-Staff Committees are Chaired by senior student representatives and attended by student representatives from across the Faculty, plus key staff from the Faculty including the Vice-Dean (Education) and Faculty Senior Tutor, Department Directors of Studies and Senior Tutors.

The full membership for all Student Staff Committees can be found in the Terms of Reference and Membership doucment (see at top of the page).

Key Membership (Academic year 2021-22)
CommitteeNameRole
UG (Academic) Student Staff Committee Nicolas Barykin Pankevich RCSU: Vice President - Education (Chair)
UG (Academic) Student Staff Committee Professor Richard Thompson Vice-Dean (Education) (Co-Chair)
UG (Academic) Student Staff Committee Matt Horsfield Education Support Coordinator (Secretary)
UG (Wellbeing) Student Staff Committee Tianyu Wen RCSU: Vice President- Welfare (Chair)
UG (Wellbeing) Student Staff Committee Professor John Seddon Faculty Senior Tutor (Co-Chair)
UG (Wellbeing) Student Staff Committee Matt Horsfield Education Support Coordinator (Secretary)
Master's Student Staff Committee (inc. Silwood students) Manasa Sanaga Postgraduate Taught Academic & Welfare Officer (Chair)
Master's Student Staff Committee (inc. Silwood students) Professor Richard Thompson Vice-Dean (Education) (Co-Chair)
Master's Student Staff Committee (inc. Silwood students) Matt Horsfield Education Support Coordinator (Secretary)
Research Student Staff Committee Ceire Wincott Postgraduate Research Academic & Welfare Officer (Chair)
Research Student Staff Committee Professor Richard Thompson Vice-Dean (Education) (Co-Chair)
Research Student Staff Committee Matt Horsfield Education Support Coordinator (Secretary)
Silwood Student Staff Committee Manasa Sanaga Postgraduate Taught Academic & Welfare Officer (Chair)
Silwood Student Staff Committee Professor Richard Thompson Vice-Dean (Education) (Co-Chair)
Silwood Student Staff Committee Matt Horsfield Education Support Coordinator (Secretary)
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Meeting dates and deadlines

 
CommitteeCommittee dates (Academic year 2021-22)Paper submission deadlines (Academic year 2021-22)
UG Academic Student Staff Committee 10 November 2021 03 November 2021
UG Wellbeing Student Staff Committee 17 November 2021 10 November 2021
Masters Student Staff Committee (inc. Silwood students) 01 December 2021 24 November 2021
Research Student Staff Committee 07 December 2021 30 November 2021
Masters Student Staff Committee (inc. Silwood students) 09 Febuary 2022 02 Febuary 2022
Research Student Staff Committee 16 Febuary 2022 09 Febuary 2022
Silwood Masters Student Staff Committee 01 March 2022 22 Febuary 2022
UG Wellbeing Student Staff Committee 09 March 2022 02 March 2022
UG Academic Student Staff Committee 16 March 2022 09 March 2022
Research Student Staff Committee 04 May 2022 27 April 2022
UG Wellbeing Student Staff Committee 08 June 2022 01 June 2022
Masters Student Staff Committee (inc. Silwood students) 14 June 2022 07 June 2022
UG Academic Student Staff Committee 15 June 2022 08 June 2022
Agenda items (including papers) should be submitted to the committee secretary one week prior to the committee meeting. Papers will normally be circulated to members one week prior to the committee meeting.
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Minutes

Student Staff Committee Minutes

UG (Academic) Student Staff Committee Meeting - Minutes

2021/22


10 November 2021 - TBC
16 March 2022 - TBC
15 June 2022 - TBC

2020/21


11 November 2020 - FoNS UG Academic SSC Minutes 11 November 2020 (PDF)
17 March 2021 - FoNS UG Academic SSC Minutes 17 March 2021 (PDF)
16 June 2021 - FoNS UG Academic SSC Minutes 16 June 2021 (PDF)

UG (Wellbeing) Student Staff Committee Meeting - Minutes

2021/22


17 November 2021 - TBC
09 March 2022 - TBC
08 June 2022 - TBC

2020/21


18 November 2020 - FoNS UG Wellbeing SSC Minutes 18 November 2020 (PDF)
10 March 2021 - FoNS UG Wellbeing SSC Minutes 10 March 2021 (PDF)
09 June 2021 - FoNS UG Wellbeing SSC Minutes 09 June 2021 (PDF)

Master's Student Staff Committee Meeting (inc. Silwood students) – Minutes

2021/22


01 December 2021 - TBC
09 February 2022 - TBC
14 June 2022 - TBC

2020/21


02 December 2020 - FoNS Masters SSC Minutes 02 December 2020 (PDF)
10 February 2021 - FoNS Masters SSC Minutes 10 February 2021 (PDF)
15 June 2021 - FoNS Masters SSC Minutes 15 June 2021 (PDF)

Research Student Staff Committee Meeting – Minutes

2021/22


07 December 2021 - TBC
16 February 2022 - TBC
04 May 2022 - TBC

2020/21


08 December 2020 - FoNS Research SSC Minutes 08 December 2020 (PDF)
17 February 2021 - FoNS Research SSC Minutes 17 Febuary 2021 (PDF)
05 May 2021 - FoNS Research SSC Minutes 05 May 2021 (PDF)

Silwood Student Staff Committee Meeting – Minutes

2021/22


01 March 2022 - TBC

2020/21


03 March 2021 - Meeting Cancelled

2019/20


05 May 2020 - FoNS Silwood SSC Minutes 05 May 2020 (PDF)