Students and Students’ Union officers also have a say on some of the LSE’s higher-level academic committees which also contain many senior academics and members of staff.
The Education Committee (EC) discusses issues related to teaching, learning, curriculum and student experience and is supported by various Sub-Committees. Five students and/or Students’ Union Officers sit on this committee: the SU Education, Postgraduate, and Community and Welfare Officers, as well as one member of each of the three Consultative Forums.
Students and SU Officers also sit on the Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies and Research Degrees Sub-Committees (USSC, GSSC and RDSC), which consider the new courses and programmes different departments want to introduce, in addition to certain changes to existing programmes. Each of these sub-committees has one Consultative Forum representative from the relevant level of study, as well as the Students’ Union Education Officer.
Similarly the Student Experience Sub-Committee, the Regulations, Policies and Standards Sub-Committee and the TEF Sub-Committee all include student and SU representation ensuring the student voice is heard on a wider range of matters which go on to inform strategic decisions taken by Education Committee and Academic Board.