At the forefront of the academic representation system Course Rep Handbook

What is a Course Rep?

Course Representatives are elected students who represent you and your views on academic matters on your course. They are your first point of contact should you have any constructive feedback or ideas for your course. 

Course Reps work to create positive change and ensure that the student voice is being heard at a course level. Their role is to gather feedback and ideas from their peers to take forward to relevant meetings, and to communicate any key information or changes to their cohort. 

Course Reps attend programme level meetings, Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) and UPSU representative meetings and forums. Course Reps are supported by academics, Students’ Union staff, the relevant School Representatives and the Vice President Education. 

Any questions please email 


How do I become a Course Rep?

Course Reps are elected by the students on their course at the start of the academic year. If you are interested in becoming a Course Rep, you should speak to your Programme Leader and ask if there are any vacancies. Email us

Why become a Course Rep?

Click the link below to find out about the skills you will develop as a Course Rep Course Rep Skills
  • Free training for your role, no experience necessary
  • Gain skills that look great on your CV
  • Increase your employability
  • Network and socialise
  • Make a positive academic impact
  • Gain recognition for time spent being a representative, 20+ hours will be recorded on your HEAR
  • Ability to represent your course mates and shape your course, enhancing the student experience for all
  • Any questions please email 

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