Rep Impact

New Projects: A-cake-demic!

‘A-cake-demic’ is principally about creating friendly, informal spaces for Reps, students and staff to have conversations and share thoughts about their academic experiences. Since its pilot in Summer 2019, Academic Reps have worked across twelve academic Departments to run sessions. The sessions are informal tea and cake drop ins in department spaces, and our reps have done amazing work with the support of their department staff who have been key in supporting the scheme.


Rep updates

Joshua Toplis

[email protected]

“I’ve worked with the department to include a new and updated student wellbeing tips poster which was circulated to all freshers in September 2019.”

Chloe Rogers

[email protected]

“We have launched our mentor scheme as a pilot in the Management School with currently 40 mentees and 14 mentors with demand growing as the word gets out!”

Harriet Rose Bywater

[email protected] 

“I’ve worked with the Department to address the importance of content warnings in lecture materials which has resulted in a content warning email being sent out to students concerning particular content.”

Aaron Bhalla & the Law School Reps [email protected]

All supervisors in Law will be undertaking mental health first aid training before the summer assessment periods. Supervisors in the future will undergo similar training as well.

Kia Alderson

Computer Science Course Rep

Petitioned and changed exam grades after an exam was incorrectly handled by the department and university.

Elo Mitchell & the English [email protected]

“I’ve successfully set up a new English Lit Instagram page @englishlityork. It’s been great and has nearly 300 followers!”

Kat Ferris & the Sociology Reps [email protected]

Lecture capture is now "opt-out" for all Sociology lectures. The Reps have also changed the way seminar groups are organised in first year.


See our full impact reports here:

Click here to see the Summer 2018 Impact Report

Click here to see the Spring 2018 Impact Report

Click here to see the Autumn 2017 Impact Report