Student Representation

Student feedback and on-going review is critical to continuous improvement and is used to review and improve the student learning support services. Students are encouraged throughout their relationship with HETI, to be open and honest about their student experience.

HETI Higher Education strongly value the contribution of students to quality improvement of higher education. For this reason we encourage students to be involved as a student representative at various levels from Academic Board, the highest level of academic governance, to the committees that support the board, including the Teaching and Learning Committee, and course external advisory committees.

We want to ensure our students' perspective and voice is considered in decision-making for matters affecting students.

Role of Student Representatives:

  • The committees hold regular meetings throughout the year. Students sit as voting members on these committees and therefore have a significant role in the decisions made. It is expected that students make considerable effort to attend these either in person or via teleconference. Committees meet up to four times a year and less frequently in some circumstances.
  • Student representatives are expected to gather views from their peers regarding various aspects of their courses and to communicate those to their respective committees.
  • Student representatives are elected for one year. They continue in the post until applications open again the following year. Student representatives are able to continue if re-elected.
  • Student representatives, like all staff and committee members, are expected to uphold the core values of the HETI.

Benefits of being a student representative:

Besides being the student voice and being involved in the decision making of the organisation, there are a number of advantages to being a student representative.

  • You will experience personal professional development as part of this process. From communication skills to understanding processes, you will develop skills that will assist you in the short and long term.
  • You will have opportunities to increase your professional network with excellent contacts who are influencers and decision makers across the mental health sector.
  • Your input will help initiate improvements and solutions to create a more vibrant and valuable experience for all future students.
  • You will gain a rich understanding of systems and processes – invaluable especially if you would like to consider education and training as a future vocational area.
  • Your collaboration with other students will position you as key influencer and leader.

Committees Requiring Student Representation

  • Academic Board (meets 3 times a year)
  • Teaching and Learning Committee (meets 4 times a year)
  • Course External Advisory Committee (meets 4 times a year)

If you would like to express your interest in becoming a student representative, complete your details and a short description of why you would like to be considered as a student representative in the following form:


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