Your Academic Representatives are a great place to start if you have an idea to shape your education!
We have different types of Academic Reps who work at course, department, and faculty level. They gather your opinions and work with staff at the university, primarily through attending regular meetings such as the departmental SSCCs, to act on your priorities and make your education better.
Are you a member of staff? Find out more information about our resources for staff who work with Academic Reps.
The different reps do slightly different jobs and represent your interests at all levels of decision-making:
- Course Representatives represent students on a taught programme of study, an undergraduate degree or a master's.
- Research Student Representatives represent groups of Postgraduate Research Students.
- Lead Department Representatives take on a role leading on representation in your department.
- Faculty Representatives are elected roles that represent students at the Faculty level.
If your department has asked you to write a statement about why you want to be an Academic Rep please see the guidance below:
You can use the links below to find out who your Academic Reps are and how you can contact them. The Academic Rep Directory will give you a list of Course, Research and Lead Department reps which can be filtered by department and SSCC, while all of our Faculty Reps' contact details can be accessed through the Faculty Reps page below.
Filter through previous Rep wins and see how some of our thousands of previous Reps have achieved progress and brought about positive change for the students they represent.
The information on our Academic Rep Successes comes from the handover which they complete at the end of the year and their submissions throughout the year, categorised by Teaching and Learning, Facilities and Community and Support.
Each month we choose an Academic Rep who has gone above and beyond to represent their peers and award them Rep of the Month, who receive a prize and are entered into the Rep of the Year competition. If you want to become Rep of the Month, please navigate to the 'Tell us about your work' on the Academic Representatives Moodle.