Undergraduate Teaching 2023-24

SSJC remit & roles of officers

SSJC remit & roles of officers

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The remit of the SSJC is to contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality of all aspects of the undergraduate Engineering course, and provision for graduate students, including teaching, examinations, administration and facilities, by:

  • seeking student views on courses and facilities, in order to complement other formal and informal feedback mechanisms;
  • seeking student suggestions for course developments, and student input to proposals for revised courses;
  • enabling individual students to bring any issue to the attention of the teaching staff of the Department. The use of the web-based fast feedback facility is encouraged, and students can make contact via any SSJC member;
  • disseminating course developments, decisions of other Departmental committees and other relevant news to students;
  • nominating student representatives to other Departmental committees (e.g. Teaching, Safety and Library) and to meet external visitors (e.g. school sixth-formers, accreditation visits by Engineering Institutions, International Visiting Committee etc);
  • preparing the Freshers’ Guide for Part IA students, assisting in welcoming new students to the Department during their induction activities, offering mentoring for new undergraduates, and welcoming new graduate students;
  • working with the Teaching Office in the organisation of elections and other events of benefit to students (e.g. Project Expo).

SSJC organisation

SSJC Membership list

The current list of members can be found here.


Academic Reps

  • Two students are directly elected to via the SU to represent all students in the department. They are members of the faculty board.

SSJC year group representatives

  • Two (or more) for each student group: Parts IA, IB, IIA and IIB plus graduate students.
  • First point of contact and representatives for their year groups, and notify/consult their cohort about any group-specific news/issues.
  • Part IA reps have a particular role in advising the editor of the Freshers’ Guide on useful updates for Part IA students.

Representatives on departmental committees

Faculty Board

  • The two Academic Reps are members of faculty board.

Teaching Committee

  • Two undergraduate members attends meetings of the Teaching Committee, which is central to the provision and organisation of teaching in the Department, and is where lots of important decisions are made.

Diversity Committee

  • Two members attend meetings of the Diversity Committee to represent SSJC. 

Safety Committee

  • One student member attends meetings of the Safety Committee to liaise over safety matters on behalf of the SSJC.

Library Committee (2 people)

  • Two members attend meetings of the Library Committee to represent the SSJC.

Environment Committee

  • One undergraduate and one graduate member attend meetings of the Environment Committee.

CUES and other representatives

  • The CUES President (or Deputy) is, by long standing convention, co-opted each year onto the SSJC ex-officio.
  • Up to two further CUES officers may be co-opted

SSJC College Reps

Each College has a college rep for engineering. The role of the college rep is to liaise between the student body, the Student Committee (SC) and the Staff-Student Joint Committee (SSJC). The college reps gather first hand information such as comments and suggestions about the Engineering course from their college peers. The college reps report back to the SC on a regular basis, and may meet together from time to time. College reps will also feed back comments and actions from the SSJC to their college peers. The list can be found here.

Archive of SSJC Minutes

The Archive of SSJC minutes can be found on the SSJC's Moodle site

Last updated on 21/11/2022 13:18