We have around 500 Student Academic Reps working with UCSU and the University every year. They are students like you, who care about their course, their studies a
nd the views of other students in their group. They volunteer their time to gather feedback from your class and discuss any current issues with tutors, in order to make changes to your course on a day-to-day basis. Examples could be extensions to deadlines, additional materials/teaching time to strengthen student understanding, extra hands-on opportunities to add to the curriculum and so on.
Student Academic Reps are selected from volunteers within a class and chosen democratically by a quick class vote. This process usually starts after the second week of your course if you are a first year, but may happen at the tail end of the previous year, for continuing students.
Reps are there for you to use, so make sure you know who the representative in your class is and help them by giving them your feedback.
If you volunteer as a rep, you will get:
If you’d like to become a Student Academic Rep for your course or want to know who your rep is, speak to your tutor, pop in to one of our UCSU offices, or send our Student Voice Facilitator, Katia an email - firstname.lastname@example.org