Student Experience Committee

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Student Experience Committee is a sub-committee of University Education Committee.


The main purposes of the Committee are:

Terms of Reference

Advisory (to University Education Committee):

1. To advise University Education Committee on implementing the “Bristol Student Experience” as defined in the Education Strategy.

2. To consider key measures of the student experience including the National Student Survey (NSS) and other institutional student surveys, outcomes of the Students’ Union’s democratic processes (Annual Members Meeting, Student Council etc.) and feedback from the student representative system.

3. To make recommendations on priorities with regards to the student experience.

4. To consider measures to contribute towards retaining and supporting students from all backgrounds.

Decision making (on behalf of University Education Committee):

5. Within the framework determined by University Education Committee, to implement those aspects of the University's Strategy that support the Bristol Student Experience and monitor its delivery.

6. With the Students’ Union, to assure the effectiveness of the student feedback mechanisms mentioned above.

7. To oversee effective engagement between the University’s student facing services (in particular the student welfare services and the student residences), academic schools, the Students’ Union and wider student body.

8. To champion initiatives to enhance student employability.

9. To promote a lifelong relationship between the University and its students and consider how best alumni can support the experience of current students.


16 in total

The standing membership of the Committee for 2017-18 is as follows:

Bristol SU representatives:

Academic representatives:

Professional Services representatives:


The Chair or nominee and at least two members of the academic staff, two student sabbatical officers or student representatives and one representative of the student facing services.

Members of the Committee who are unable to attend a particular meeting may send a suitably qualified nominee, at the discretion of the Chair (this applies particularly to academic representatives to ensure each Committee meeting includes at least two members of academic staff).  Nominees shall count towards the quorum as though they were the member of the Committee by whom they were nominated, and shall be entitled to vote.   

Mode of Operation

The Committee shall normally meet six times per year.

Established sub-groups

Meeting Dates 

Student Experience Committee reports to University Education Committee so the meetings are scheduled to enable this.  

The scheduled dates for 2017-18 are as follows:

Student Experience Committee reporting schedule 2017-18
Paper deadline for Student Experience CommitteeStudent Experience Committee meeting dateUniversity Education Committee meeting date
Thursday 28 September Tuesday 10 October Wednesday 1 November
Thursday 16 November Tuesday 28 November Wednesday 24 January
Thursday 18 January Tuesday 30 January Wednesday 7 March
Thursday 1 March Tuesday 13 March Wednesday 11 April
Thursday 12 April Tuesday 24 April Wednesday 16 May
Thursday 31 May Tuesday 12 June Wednesday 27 June

The scheduled dates for 2018-19 are as follows:

Student Experience Committee reporting schedule 2018-19
Paper deadline for Student Experience CommitteeStudent Experience Committee meeting dateReports to the University Education Committee meeting date
Thursday 27 September 2018 Tuesday 9 October 2018 Wednesday 24 October 2018
Thursday 15 November 2018 Tuesday 27 November 2018 Wednesday 23 January 2019
Thursday 10 January 2019 Tuesday 22 January 2019 Wednesday 6 March 2019
Thursday 21 February 2019 Tuesday 5 March 2019 Wednesday 3 April 2019
Thursday 4 April 2019 Tuesday 16 April 2019 Tuesday 14 May 2019
Thursday 30 May 2019 Tuesday 11 June 2019 Wednesday 19 June 2019

Record of business

Student Experience Committee submits regular reports to University Education Committee (its parent committee) to record its recent business.  These reports are available for download (UoB only)