Becoming an Academic Rep will not only give you a chance to improve the experience for students at the University, but you’ll also gain some valuable skills. You’ll be given full training and support from the YUSU Student Voice team as well as being part of a dynamic peer network of Reps across the University.
Here are just some of the skills being a Rep will give you:
Communication and negotiation
Time management and organisation
Teamwork and delegation
Meeting etiquette and policy awareness
Leadership and motivation
Networking and cooperation
Problem solving and research
Self-confidence and public speaking
As well as gaining some impressive skills you’ll also be rewarded for the fantastic work you do. The Student Voice team will be giving out prizes for Course Rep of the term, run socials as well as an end of year awards ceremony in recognition of outstanding contribution. Follow us on our social media for updates about upcoming Rep socials and awards!
Become a Course Rep
As a Course Rep you help to improve the academic experience for students in their cohort. By dealing with student queries you become specialists in course-based issues and by gathering student feedback you help identify and tackle problems as they arise.
These resources will tell you all you need to know about standing to be a Course Rep but if you have any other questions please contact [email protected]:
Become a Department Rep
Become a Faculty Rep
Faculty Reps work behind the scenes, sitting on some of the highest-level committees to shape and influence University-wide decisions. By championing student feedback they make positive changes for all students.
Elections for Faculty Reps run alongside the main YUSU Elections in Spring Term each year.
These resources will tell you all you need to know about becoming a Faculty Rep but if you have any other questions please contact [email protected]:
To find out more about becoming a Faculty Rep you can also get in touch with one of our current Faculty Reps:
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