What is an Academic Representative/What do they do?
Academic Representatives (Reps) are students who stand up on behalf of the rest of the class to voice thoughts and concerns about the programme.
They are volunteers who give up their time to do this, but in turn are awarded by the Students’ Union in doing so through our accreditation system.
We ask representatives to come to meetings such as the Education Zone, communicate with their Subject Directors, tutors and Chair of School on a regular basis and (the most important bit) talk to their fellow students and take their feedback forward.
How do I become an Academic Representative
How do I become an Academic Representative?
Becoming an Academic Representative is really quite easy. From the first week of teaching the Student Voice Team will be coming into lectures to hold elections for the position. In order to become a representative, it’s as simple as your hand in the air. Traditionally we will ask for your name and a very short reason as to why you want to become a representative (don’t worry you can do it from your seat).
Additionally, you can complete our expression of interest form, found here we will then know to highlight your name once we come in to elect.
Not seen us in class? Get in touch with us so we can organise the election.
Representatives as volunteers – what do you get
Representatives as volunteers – what do you get?
As we have said, being an Academic representative is a voluntary role, so to reward the volunteers who put the effort in we have a points system in place with the ethos of ‘points means prizes’. These points then link to our bronze, silver and gold system and for each tier the representatives will receive a reward be it a voucher, hoody, or something bigger.
You can now log your points online and let us know what you’ve been up to!
If you wish to log your hours as an Academic Representative please use the form here.
Who is my Academic Representative
So, we have elected your Academic Representative(s) but you don’t know who they are. Simply login here to find out.