We encourage students to get involved in shaping the department's future provision of courses. To this end we have three staff-student committees, one for undergraduate students, one for postgraduate taught students, and one for postgraduate research students. The aims are:
- to maintain and foster communications within the Department
- to receive and to discuss matters of concern to both students and staff
- and to provide a formal means of communication between students and the Departmental Board.
The Committees hold regular meetings throughout the year and students are encouraged to stand for election to it and to pass on their views and concerns to representatives prior to meetings.
Student representatives for the Committee are elected early in the Autumn term. A minimum of two undergraduates from each of the first, second and third years sit on the Undergraduate Committee along with staff. A minimum of two Masters students and two Doctoral students sit on the Postgraduate Committees, along with staff.
The minutes for the Staff-Student Committees can be found on the PIR Student Information Page on Moodle.