Staff Guide to Course Reps

As we approach the start of the academic year, course reps will need to be recruited as quickly as possible in order for us to be able to train and support them ready for the first Student Voice Forum of the year.

Therefore, We ask that a minimum of TWO representatives are elected per year, per programme. Representatives are elected for ONE YEAR and must be re-elected each year in order to stay in post.

The SU President and VP will be available throughout the first few weeks of term to come and deliver presentations and hold the election if you have been unsuccessful in the first instance. Please contact Katie Taffinder at the Union to arrange this.

The dates below are deadlines for information that will need to be sent in order for the system to run effectively. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Once you have run an election please send course rep by CLICKING HERE 

NO LATER than 12pm on 18th October 2019


The Election Process

Course reps are elected by their cohort. Academic Staff should ask those who wish to run for course rep to put their names forward and an election will take place the same day in a number of ways by either:

Show of hands

Paper ballot


Candidates should leave the room when the election takes place.

Once elected, staff should signpost the elected rep to the course rep section on the Students’ Union website

In addition, elected reps will receive an email to their student account from the Students’ Union informing them of the next steps to take.

*It is important that you inform students of the course rep training and Student Voice Forums dates for the year. ELECTED COURSE REPS MUST VISIT THE STUDENTS’ UNION WEBSITE AND UNDER THE COURSE REP SECTION MUST SIGN UP TO THE TRAINING SESSION THEY WILL BE ATTENDING.

Academic Staff at Partner Institutions

Please contact to arrange course rep training for student studying at different institutions.


Course Rep Staff & Partners Handbook 2019/20



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