Become A Rep

Every level of every course has a student who volunteers to represent the academic interests of their course peers to the University. As a student rep your role is to feedback on how the course is going and to bring about change to ensure students receive quality education.

We are always looking for people who are passionate about making their course and School the best they can be to become student reps.

As a student rep you need to be willing to volunteer a few hours of your time each week. You will need to speak to students and attend staff-student committee meetings to improve the student experience at Salford

For courses starting in September 2017 all student reps need to be in place by Thursday 17th October.

If you want to become a student rep you should speak to your programme leader who is responsible for organising the election within the first few weeks of your course starting. They will be able to talk to you about what the role will involve for your specific programme. 

If you can't contact your programme leader, please email: student-representation@salford.ac.uk and we will pass you onto the right person. 

What does a student rep do?

As a student rep, your role is to represent the views, questions and experiences of your academic peers to the University.

The key tasks of being a student rep are:

  1. To publicise your role to all the students you represent. You should do this by making your University email address available to any of those students who wish to contact you.
  2. To regularly gather feedback from students on their experiences at Salford.
  3. To attend staff student committee meetings in which you raise issues on behalf of your peers to lecturers and staff
  4. To work in partnership within and outside staff student committee meetings to find solutions to the issues raised
  5. To provide feedback to your students on the outcomes and what action is being taken as a result
  6. To maintain regular communication with your School Representatives and your Sabbatical Officers and meet them regularly when requested to do so.
  7. To take an active part in other areas of the students’ union.

Each student rep is part of a staff student committee where student reps and University academic and support staff meet together to discuss, and find solutions to, the questions and issues raised by students.

To meet the minimum requirements of being a student rep you must:

  • Attend student rep training
  • Prepare for and attend staff- student committee meetings at least three times a year.
  • Regularly collect feedback from students on how their experiences of their course, both positive and negative.
  • Have active contact at least once a month with your students’ union Sabbatical Officer or School reps

As a student rep one of your key responsibilities is to feedback to students on any changes or issues. This even includes explaining why something might not be able to be changed straight away. Feeding back to students keeps them updated and encourages them to speak with you again.