Find out who will #PowerYourUnion as a Course Rep in 2018/19!

The first wave of successful Course Reps – who will represent the academic interests of their fellow DMU students – have been announced.

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The first wave of successful Course Reps – who will represent the academic interests of their fellow De Montfort University (DMU) students – have been announced by De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU).

You can find out who you and your course mates have chosen to #PowerYourUnion as your next Course Rep on the page here.

Mollie Footitt, DP Education at DSU, was a Course Rep during her time as a Psychology student at DMU, and is pleased to reveal the 68 newest representatives among second- and third-year students, across all four faculties.

“I want to congratulate those who have been voted in to #PowerYourUnion as Course Reps next year,” she said.

“It’s a really important job, in order to make sure the student voice is heard on your course and ensuring that any issues are addressed by programme and module leaders, but also on a personal level it’s a really good opportunity to develop key skills that you will need in your future career.

“I think nominating yourself, and then campaigning to get your course mates to vote for you can be quite daunting for a lot of students, but equally it’s so empowering to know that they have chosen you to represent their academic interests over the next year.”

Mollie represented her Psychology course mates as a Course Rep before taking on the role of DP Education at DSU.

Course Reps are the vital link between students and their lecturers, and are responsible for letting academics know about the key issues that students face.

They are also invited to meet with School Rep Coordinators (SRCs) – who oversee entire schools at DMU – as well as university and students’ union meetings, such as Feedback Forums and Student Councils.

Students will now be trained to fulfil their roles, before taking up their positions in the next academic year.

Can’t find your course? There will be another chance to nominate yourself – or recommend someone brilliant – to represent your course in the coming weeks during our Course Rep By-Elections.

Our Course Reps logged a massive 600 hours of volunteering during 2016/17 – at the very least. Read more here.