Becoming an Academic Rep

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 2020/2021

Apply here!

As a Department Rep you take on leadership responsibilities as you work with your team of Course Reps to make positive changes to your department as a whole. Department Reps are an invaluable key contact for both departments and YUSU and have opportunities to lead projects that have a University-wide impact.

Department Rep applications are still open until 12pm on 24th April 2020. In light of teaching moving to online provision next term, YUSU will be interviewing via video link for the role and we have also created some guidance around how applicants can gather signatures via digital platforms.  You can also now head to to brush up on your interview skills!

Please note that this role is not open to finalists as the role is for the academic year 2020/21.

You can also recommend a friend if there's someone who you think should be the next Department Rep! They will receive a prompt to apply from YUSU and a notification that someone thinks they'd be great!

These resources will tell you all you need to know about becoming a Department Rep but if you have any other questions please contact [email protected]:


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:

Arts & Humanities Sciences Social Sciences