Course Rep Elections Key Dates
Nominations Open – Monday 2 October
Nominations Close – Monday 16 October
Voting Open – Monday 23 October (10am)
Voting Close – Friday 27 October (5pm)
That means that from Monday 2 October you can nominate yourself by filling out the nomination form here. Your last chance to nominate yourself is midnight on Monday 16 October.
Students across the university will then be able to vote for their next Course Rep from 10am on Monday 23 October. Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 27 October.
Course Representative Responsibilities and Expectations
Course representatives basically have to speak to their course mates and find out the issues they face on there course. Then they have to talk to lecturers and try to make change. If you want to find out more details about what course representative do, then click here.
Upcoming Course Rep Election Information - dates, staff & student roles in the election
Course Representative Hub
The Students' Union has a wide range of resources to support Course Reps. Below you can find a copy of some key resourse for course representative.
Course representative conference slide
We also have a issues and solutions template that you can use to help you in SSCC's and PMBs.
Issues and Solutions template
What do the university/faculty acronyms mean and what do they represent?
As a course representive you will hear a lot of acronyms, below is a list of some of the key ones.
AQC – Academic Quality Committee
EEC – Employability and Enterprise Committee
EDC – Equality and Diversity Committee
PPMC – Postgraduate Programmes Management Committee
RDC – Research Degree Committee
UMC – Undergraduate Management Committee
ULTC – University Learning and Teaching Committee
FAC – Faculty Academic Committee
FLTC – Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee
How can I successfully lobby the university?
There are many ways this can be done. The most effective way is do some research and to do this you would need to speak to the students that you represent. Going into meetings with good research and constructive feedback from students makes you sound more credible. Academic staff generally appreciates student feedback – without feedback they won’t know how to improve as a department/faculty. Remember, as a student representative you are representing the views of those you represent, not just YOUR personal views.
How do I report a ‘Win’?
You can submit a win by clicking here.