Rep Resources

On this page you will find everything you need to know about your roles, links to handy help sheets and how to get in touch with key contacts. We want this to be as useful as possible so do let us know if you want anything else adding in.

Whether you're a Course, Department, or Faculty Rep, this form is to get an idea of what you like about the current YUSU Rep training offer, and what we can do to improve our training provision with our in person sessions and online resources. Suggest a topic you'd like to learn more about and we can put it in place!


Useful resources

Role Descriptions - Current role descriptors for

A guide to academic policies is currently being created and will be uploaded soon.

Course Rep Training 2019:

Need a refresher? Watch the slides from our 2019 training conference which covered a range of core skills training about the Course Rep role.

YUSU Develops Reps Masterclasses 2020

Want to learn more? Watch our YUSU Develops Reps Masterclass sessions for a more detailed overview of a range of topics. These include negotiation skills, theories of student engagement, and tips for good time management. These sessions are aimed at Department Reps and are more advanced, but they're great if you're a Course Rep and you're considering applying for the role!

Your skills

A selection of resources created in partnership with Careers to help reflect on the skills you will develop in your Academic Rep role!

Career resource sheet: Course Reps

Career resource sheet: Department Reps

Career resource sheet: Faculty Reps


Need more help creating surveys? Follow this subject guide and learn how to create your own with Google Forms and Qualtrics:  


You can also book onto a range of digital skills sessions at:  


Handy help sheets

  • Committees - Tips on what to do before, during and after a meeting.

  • Communication - Ideas on how to effectively communicate with your cohort.

  • Confidentiality - The do’s and dont’s of confidentiality.

  • NSS - what it is and how you can use it.

  • Surveys - Helping you to get started creating feedback surveys.

  • Facebook - Tips on how to make the most of Facebook groups

More handy help sheets will be made available throughout the year.

Reusable templates

Keeping in touch

There are lots of ways in which you can stay in the loop, share ideas with other Reps and get in touch with us.