How can I become a student representative?
Keep your eye out for our election’s cycles throughout the year. We elect our course reps and student councillors in September/October each year and our Faculty/School Reps and Student Officers in March.
Outside of this, if there is a vacancy you’d like to fill, please contact Naomi Browne, our academic representation coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Full training will be provided and we’d love to have you on board!
Represent the views of all students within your course informally to your Course/Programme Director and formally through your Staff Student Consultative Committee meeting.
Proactively find resolutions and improvements to the student learning experience. Promote and communicate your role within UUSU and the University to all students within your course.
School & Department Reps
Provide leadership and support for course representatives within your School/Department.
Represent the student voice within your School/Department at the appropriate level. Promote and communicate your role within UUSU and the University to all students within your School/Department.
School/Dept Reps are also central to the delivery of our student-led Learning & Teaching Awards each year and form the final judging panel. Collaborate with University Departments to enhance student employability opportunities.
Gather the wider views of the student population through liaising with your School/Dept Reps. Provide leadership and support for School/Dept Reps within your Faculty. Represent the student voice within your Faculty at the appropriate level.
Enhancing the student academic experience by ensuring student opinion is relevant and accurate in quality assurance processes.
Research and suggest improvements to the student learning experience with your faculty. Promote and communicate your role within UUSU and the University to all students within your School/Department.