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    • Have Your Say

      Have Your Say at Plymouth Marjon University through Staff Student Liaison Committees (SSLCs) and the Student Experience Council (SEC).

      On this page you will find information on:

      - What an SSLC is, what SEC is, and the difference between the two.

      -  How to raise issues at both. 

      -  Paperwork from previous meetings.

      • How to make the most of SSLCs & SEC

        Do you know where and how to raise different issues?

        Student Reps are elected/volunteer at the start of the academic year to represent their course mates at Staff Student Liaison Committees (SSLCs) and the Student Experience Council (SEC). They are therefore expected to attend SSLCs for their programmes, as well as attending SEC as often as possible. Within SSLCs an issue relating to the course can be raised. If this is unable to be resolved at an SSLC or needs further action, it is then taken by the Student Reps to be raised at SEC. Ideally Student Reps should be proactive in asking their course mates for anything they want raised at an SSLC or SEC, however it is perfectly acceptable to approach/contact your Student Rep and ask them to raise an issue on your behalf. (A list of Student Reps can be found below.)

        To explain the difference a little more:

        The terms of reference of an SSLCs state:

        • Staff Student Liaison Committees (SSLCs) are required for each programme of study to provide a forum for students and staff to raise and discuss issues, and identify good practice, relating to the learning, teaching and assessment, and research, of the programme of study. 
        • This should include the resources available, including the library resources and the ways in which e-learning activities support the programme. 
        • The purpose of the SSLC is to advise the Programme Leader on all issues relating to the student experience of the programme of study and to provide the opportunity to exchange news and views.

        The Terms of Reference of SEC state:

        • That SEC aims to facilitate student participation and input into appropriate matters affecting the University community with the primary aim of enhancing the student experience.
        • To formalise and make more effective the communication between staff and students, particularly that complementing the existing feedback mechanisms, e.g. Staff/Student Liaison Committees (SSLCs).
        • To disseminate information from relevant committees for example, matters raised through surveys and questionnaires and other issues of relevance to the student body.
        • To provide a forum in which general (but not individual) student and staff concerns can be raised and discussed.


        SEC reports to Senate and provides feedback to the Students’ Union, to the student community generally and to the Senior Management Team.

        The Feedback Loop below explains all of the above:


        • Student Experience Council (SEC)

          Minutes, Agendas, Action Grids and Terms of Reference from this academic year.

        • Student Experience Council (SEC) - Archive

          Minutes, Agendas, Action Grids and Terms of Reference from previous academic years.

          • Staff Student Liasion Committees (SSLCs) - Archive

            Minutes from previous Staff Student Liaison Committee meetings.