Become a School Rep

School Representative

Thank you for your interest in becoming a School Rep. School Reps ensure that student issues and concerns are raised and dealt with at an appropriate level within their Directorate. They work with Course Reps and their School's Officer to improve the student experience for those studying within their School.

The round of recruitment for the 2021/22 Academic Year has already taken place with most roles filled. 

What Does it Involve? 

  • School Reps act as the senior Rep for their subject group, looking for patterns in student feedback across several programmes. 
  • They act as the point of contact between all Course Representatives in their department and their Director.
  • They work with other School Reps to conduct further research into school-wide issues which they present to their Head of School. 
  • School Reps will develop good interpersonal skills, the ability to critically appraise and analyse data, and have a good understanding of the issues facing students within their school.
  • School Reps also act as Library Champions. This involves working with The Library on projects, new initiatives and service development, and helping develop library collections through the Library Champion fund.

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What Will I Gain?

School Reps gain demonstrable experience in key employability skills including communication, organisation and planning, digital enagement, negotiation, and much more. Ultimately, you'll be making a positive impact on the experiences of your peers and future students within your School. You will also gain access to:

  • Training and development opportunities to gain skills like negotiation, problem solving, and mediation.  
  • Exposure to senior decision makers with the Union and University. 
  • Acting as the representative for your peers.
  • The opportunity to be a Library Champion giving you the chance to work collaboratively with The Library on a range of projects and make a real difference for the students you represent.
  • Access to the Library Champion budget to request library resources on behalf of the students you represent.

Students can nominate themselves for the relevant position in their School based on which department their course sits within when applications are open. If you are unsure which department you belong to in your School, please email and we can let you know.

Roles available for 2021/22

Some of the School Rep Positions for 2021/22 have already been filled, please read below to see availability. (Positions that are vacant are in red)

School Rep Roles for 2021/22
Arts and Media Business and Law Health and Society Science, Engineering, and Environment 
Visual Arts & Creative Technology  Strategy & People Management  Radiography  Architecture & Design 
Film Studies & Film Production Marketing & Leisure  Physiotherapy


Broadcast Media 

Information Systems & Operations Management Podiatry Computer Science
Journalism  Economics, Accounting & Finance Occupational Therapy Property & Surveying

Music & Dance

Law Prosthetics & Orthotics Chemistry
English & Creative Writing    Psychology Networking & Electronic Engineering
Performance    Sport Mathematics
Politics & Contemporary History   Adult Nursing Biology & Wildlife
Fashion & Design    Mental Health Nursing Biomedicine
    CYP Nursing Mechanical Engineering
    Counselling & Psychotherapy Aeronautical Engineering
    Social Work & Learning Disability Nursing Civil Engineering
    Midwifery Geography & Environmental Science 
    Sociology & Criminology  Construction & Management 
    Social Policy  Physics 

This is a voluntary and unpaid position