Academic Reps are volunteers, elected by their classmates to represent thoughts and concerns on their programme at university. They are supported by the Chairs of School who you can find here: officers
Reps will attend course based meetings with academics, gather feedback from students, and most importantly make important change which will shape the direction of the course for years to come.
To become an academic rep you will need to put yourself forward in a lecture or seminar where your lecturers will carry out a short election. (Don’t worry, you don’t need a manifesto or campaign, just an interest).
What do I get?
Academic Reps are accredited with the HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report), this is an employability record which demonstrates your skills that have been developed as a rep, it can really help you stand out from the crowd.
We also hold annual awards at the Students’ Union where we publicly recognise the hard work of our volunteers and give you the chance to prove yourself as the rep of the year.
I’m interested, what next?
If you’re interested, or want more information contact our Advice and Representation Coordinator, Zaki at [email protected]