What is a student/Course rep?
Course Reps are elected by their course mates to convey their views to their department. Their purpose is not just to report and help resolve issues raised by the students they represent, but also to provide constructive comments, and work in partnership with the University and Union to continuously improve the student experience.
Course Reps represent the students at a Course level in both Undergraduate Courses and Postgraduate Taught Courses e.g., the Level 6 Civil Engineering Rep would represent all the students studying Civil Engineering at Level 6. Some Course Reps may represent students on several related programmes.
Course Reps will often work on campaigns that impact the students on their course, including issues around teaching and learning spaces.
WHAT DO COURSE REPS DO?
What do course reps do?
Course Reps are responsible for:
- Representing the views of students at departmental committee meetings, which take place roughly once per month/once per term
- Seeking the opinion of all the students on their course by holding meetings, using social media and designing surveys
- Giving information to students through a variety of methods
- Preparing for meetings and following up actions after meetings
- Attending Students’ Union Forums together with the other Reps from your School or Department
- Attending training sessions, including the introductory ‘Effective presentation' session
- Attending Student Staff Liaison Committee
HOW DO i get involved?
1st, 3rd, post-graduates and foundation year elections for student reps happen at the start of the academic year. If you are interested in becoming a student rep, talk to your lecturers, or contact Andrea Stock with any queries. Lecturers will share information about the course rep positions, and how to put yourself forwards, in lectures at the start of the academic year.