Information for Staff

Thank you for the role that you play in making Student Voice a success at the University of Salford


Changes to the Student Rep System

Following a pilot of alternative Student Voice mechanisms in the 2019/20 academic year, a decision has been reached by SELTEC to further expand changes to the Student Rep system University wide from the 2020/21 Academic Year. You will be offered an opportunity over the summer to attend a briefing with the Students’ Union regarding changes to the rep system in recent years.


This area of the website is a dedicate space for Programme Leaders, Directors and Subject Leads to access all written guidance and recruitment resources you will need for the year ahead. If there is anything further that you would like us to provide, please contact


Please register your Reps on our Microsoft Form HERE by the 13th of October


Recruitment Resources and Written Guidance 

For detailed information about the new Student Rep mechanisms, including the specific actions you will need to take as a Programme Leader or Subject Lead, please download the staff handbook. 

Staff Handbook 2021/22


Recruitment Details


You will find a list of actions and deadlines for the full academic year in the table below. If your programme's start date is in January, or another time of the year, please do still promote the opportunity for students to become Course Reps with your cohort. 


Key Dates for the 2021/22 Academic Year

Action Deadline Further information
Staff granted access to Student Representation Teams sites Start of term The Students’ Union will give you access to your Directorate’s Team by this date if you do not already have access. If you do not have access please send an email
Autumn School Rep applications 15th September - 6th October Students can see which positions are vacant, and apply HERE.
September registration of new and returning Course Reps 13th October  Please register your Reps on our Microsoft Form HERE by the 13th of October
Course Reps added to Teams sites 18th of October (at the latest. You can add them as soon as they are registered) Please add your Course Reps to your Teams site by this date including any reps who have continued in their roles from last year. This is really important to ensure they have access to the logs. Please also add any reps who have continued in their role from last year, as they may have been removed.
Autumn Course Rep training 18th - 27th October The Union will offer several training sessions between these date. Your Course Reps will be contacted directly by email once you have added their details to the Microsoft Form.
January registration of new and returning Course Reps Wednesday 3rd February    Please register your Reps on our Microsoft Form
January Course Rep training N/A The Union will provide a recorded version of the training via Teams. Your Course Reps will be contacted directly by email once they are registered. Access is normally granted every week, so please allow 5 working days after registering your Reps.

For both Course Rep and School Rep recruitment, there are a variety of resources available. Below you will find a set of standardised PowerPoint slides that specify the Rep vacancies within your school. Notes are included on each slide so you can use them for live recruitment in lectures, or as a stand-alone resource on Blackboard. In recognition that recruitment may be more challenging with COVID-19 restrictions, we have also created a video which can be used for digital recruitment.

Arts & Media PowerPoint

Health & Society PowerPoint

Business & Law PowerPoint

SEE PowerPoint

Rep Recruitment Video

School Rep Flyer

Course Rep Role Descriptor   

School Rep Role Descriptor