What is a Course Representative?
Academic Representation is a key area for UPSU which Student Voice works on. We co-ordinate the academic representative system where students are elected by the student body to represent their views on academic issues. This is where Course Reps come in.
Course Representatives are at the forefront of the academic representation system. They work to create positive changes so that every student at University of Plymouth has an effective and fulfilling academic experience. A Course Rep’s role is to gather feedback, ideas and issues from their peers on their course to take forward to meetings, rep forums and to the relevant University and Students’ Union staff.
They will work closely with their school representative to make these changes. Course Reps are supported by academics, Student Union staff, the Vice-President of Education and their School Representatives.
Why become a Course Representative
- Gain new skills
- Increase your employability
- Network and socialise
- Make a positive academic impact
- Be recognised
- Reward and recognition
If you are interested in becoming a Course Rep, you should speak to your Programme Leader and ask if there are any vacancies.
Being a Course Represntative and your HEAR Record
In order for you work as a course rep to be recognised on your HEAR record you must record 20+ hours through the hours logging system.
Log your hours here
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