Course Reps are elected student volunteers who take the feedback of their cohort (usually the students on their course, in their year) to staff in the school. They are the first point of contact for their peers to raise any issues, concerns or queries regarding their course, and make sure the education and support students receive is of the highest standard.
Course Reps collect and collate students’ feedback on their academic experience, highlighting the merits of their department as well as any areas that aren’t working so well. They offer suggestions for improvement within their course, from module content through to methods of teaching, workload, feedback and learning resources.
Why be a Course Rep?
Course Reps are an integral part of the Students’ Union and University, and play a vital role in improving the student experience. They represent the authentic Student Voice and making positive changes to teaching and learning within their department.
Being a Course Rep involves gathering feedback from your peers’ experiences, both positive and negative, before raising any concerns and proposing possible solutions to school 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