What is Student Representation?
The Student Liaison Program [SLP] was launched within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2009 and was developed to create a transparent process for communication between students, departments, schools, the Faculty, and to the University through a network of elected Departmental Reps, who represent over two  concurrent semesters.
In 2015, the Student Liaison Program was recognised with The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Support of the Student Experience. This award recognises outstanding achievement in the support of the student experience at the University of Sydney. 2015 VC Award Winners
Three levels of representation
Student Representation in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is aligned with the Faculty’s structure.
|Department or Program||School||Faculty|
|Program||Student Liaison Program||Student Liaison Program||Faculty Student Representation|
|Number of Reps||1-2 per department||2 per school (4 for SLC)||
1 postgraduate coursework
1 postgraduate research
|Term||Two semesters||One semester||One academic year|
|Main role||act as an advocate to ensure that key teaching and learning issues that affect students studying in a Department are addressed, and to act as a link between students and the Department||facilitate the flow of communication between department/program Reps and the Dean by attending Student Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings twice a semester||
part of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC), who meets with the Dean, Director Opperations and Strategic Planning and Director of Student Support Programs.
members of various committees that have a direct bearing on the student experience in the Faculty
|How to contact Reps||Department/Program contact details|
|How to get involved||See the Student Liaison Program page for more details||See the Faculty Representation page for more details, and the Academic Board Elections page for details about important dates.|
|How to nominate||Visit Blackboard in Week 1 each semester||Nominations drawn from elected department/program Reps||See the Faculty Representation page for more details and to download forms. Forms should be returned to the Arts and Social Sciences Student Services Counter before the published deadline.|
|How to vote||Visit Blackboard in Week 2 for your opportunity to vote for Departmental or Program Reps each semester||Voting takes place in Student Liaison Program training in week 3||Information will be sent to your university email address|
|Elections administered by||Student Support Programs|
|Election frequency||Week 2, each semester||Week 3, each semester||August/September each year|
|Elected by||Students studying in that department of program, via Blackboard||Department Reps within each school||Faculty student body in faculty-wide election|