CLASS ADVOCATES ARE THE ASA'S EYES AND EARS REPORTING BACK TO US ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING STUDENTS AS THEY ARISE WITHIN THEIR CLASSES, COURSES AND COLLEGES.
Sign up to our volunteer network and provide valuable feedback on your courses.
ASA works closely with the University to resolve any course delivery issues as quickly as possible.
Why be a Class Advocate?
- It is an easy way to meet new people – great for first year students who want to make some new friends
- Increased involvement in the course means a higher chance of succeeding
- Develop leadership and employment skills
- Gain experience that can be bragged about on your CV when you graduate! Plenty of certificates to be earned!
- Contribute to high quality courses and teaching
- Not to be missed end of year award ceremony and party (12th October)
What will being a Class Advocate require?
- Attending our one hour training session which comes with a FREE LUNCH and the opportunities to win prizes!!!
- Semester 2 - Wednesday 31 July 12pm OR 1pm
- Some initiative:
- introduce yourself to your classmates and lecturer
- be approachable
- address issues or report them to ASA in a proactive manner etc
We also provide additional advanced training modules and an online fortnightly logbook for your courses (completing entries puts you in the draw for heaps of prizes!).
Class Advocate t-shirts
Want to look the part and show your class that you are a Class Advocate?
We've branded t-shirts available from ASA reception, in male and female designs, for just $20 each.
- Log in or sign up to this website with your ASA sign in details
- You'll find the sign up option under the Advocacy heading, or if you're already signed in, just click below.
- Note: you can only sign up for Internal Albany courses.
Find a Class Advocate
Do you have a problem you want to report to your class advocate?
Class Advocate logbook
Please let us know how your classes are going.
Feed back via our logbook is categorised as either Postive, General or an Issue and is broken up into fortnightly periods throughout the semester.
If there's a problem, we can help get it sorted or if you have postive feeback we can pass it on.
Remember if you are posting positive feedback, that you could also give the lecturer a vote in our Lecturer of the Year awards.
And the best bit - there are PRIZES on offer for everyone supplying feedback!
You need to sign in to your ASA account to update your logbook.
ADVOCACY EXTENSION SKILLS TRAINING
This training is ONLY available to CLASS ADVOCATES who have completed the Introductory Class Advocate Training Session.
The training modules are 'progressive' meaning you cannot attend the next module until the previous module is completed.
There are 3 x 2-hour training modules offered, in both semester 1 and 2.
The next sessions will be on THURSDAYS from 1pm-3pm:
- 8th August - Advanced Advocacy
- 15th August - Communication Skills
- 22nd August De-escalation of Conflict/Violence
OR there is the option, of 1 full day training to cover all 3 modules
- Saturday 17th August 9:30am-4:30pm - Full day training with lunch provided
ALL training will involve some 'role play' with the opportunity for all participating class advocates to participate and practise their skills.
Additional certificates are awarded to class advocates who complete the Extension Skills Training Modules.
It is ESSENTIAL that you SIGN UP for these modules if you wish to do them.
You must complete all 3 extension modules to be considered for the Advocacy Ambassador programme.
Class Advocate of the Year
Each year we hold an end of year party to recognise and celebrate our volunteer class advocates.
Make sure you come along as there are always plenty of prizes to be won.
Class Advocates are presented with certificates and those who have completed extra training are also acknowledged.
Advocacy Excellence awards are presented to class advocates who have gone the extra mile.
And, each year, we name one advocate as our Advocate of the Year and their name is engraved on the honour board in the student lounge.
Recipients of this award are listed below:
- 2018 Philip Kim
- 2017 Allan Ramage
- 2016 Rachael Cox
- 2015 Bronwyn Bruce-Brand