Course Reps are student volunteers, elected for one academic year to represent the views of their cohort to their department staff at Student-Staff Committees. They act as the first point of contact for their peers to raise any issues, concerns or queries regarding their course, and work to ensure the University is delivering the highest standard of teaching and support.
Course Reps enable students to feed back on their academic experience, highlighting the merits of their department and providing constructive criticism on the areas which aren’t working so well. They offer suggestions on areas for improvement within their course, on issues from module content through to methods of teaching, workload, feedback and resources.
Why be a Course Rep?
Course Reps are an integral part of the Students’ Union, and play a vital role in improving the student experience by representing the authentic student voice and making positive changes to teaching and learning within each department.
Being a Course Rep involves consulting your peers to gather feedback on their experiences, both positive and negative, before raising these concerns and proposing possible solutions to department staff at Student-Staff Committees (SSCs).
Course Reps are trained by the Students’ Union, and provided with ongoing support in their role. This means that no prior experience is necessary - just a passion to improve your course for yourself, your peers and future students.
Previous Course Reps have achieved great things, including:
- Additional library resources
- Access to past papers and mark schemes
- Early release of timetables and module lists
- Additional revision sessions and careers workshops
- Standardised examination feedback, including improved turnaround times
- Access to extra facilities, including department kitchens and computer labs
If you have any questions or want more information about the course rep system, email: firstname.lastname@example.org