Current Reps

Rep Training

Student rep training will take place online via blackboard this year. After your programme leader has given your name and contact details to the students' union you will be uploaded to the student representation community on Blackboard. 

Once you are added you will be able to access student rep information and resources. To have completed your student rep training there is a short quiz test all reps must complete, even if you are a returning rep. 

If you haven't been addedd to the Blackboard site by 31st October 2017 please email


In addittion to the online resources there are opportunities to meet with your elected Sabbatical Officers and School Reps on the following dates:

Arts and Media Student Rep meeting with Sabbatical Officer

Wednesday 25th October 2017, 13:30, Lewis Latimar Room, University House

Business and Law Student rep meeting with Sabbatical Officer

Wednesday 25th October 2017 14:00, Rosa Parks Room, University House

Science and Technology Student Rep meeting with Sabbatical Officer

  • School of Computing, Science and Engineering
  • School of Built Environment
  • School of Environment and Life Sciences

Thursday 26th October 2017 14:00, The North side, University House


Health and Social Care Student Rep meeting with Sabbatical Officer

  • School of Health and Society (Formerly NMSWSS)
  • School of Health Sciences

Friday 27th October 2017 13:00, Mary Seacole 136


Student Leadership Conference

Saturday 18th November 2017 10am-5pm

Booking details coming soon


Rep achievements

As a student rep you can receive accreditation from the Union for your time as a representative. This year, we are trialling a system of open badges which will be live from early 2017.

This is a form of flexible digital accreditation that lets you easily share and showcase your skills and achievements to employers and fellow reps. Open Badges were created by Mozilla and are now used by hundreds of huge companies, such as Disney-Pixar, Microsoft and NASA. You can export the Badges you earn so that they will be visible on your Mozilla Backpack and your LinkedIn profile, enabling you to impress future employers by showing them what you have accomplished as a Rep. The student rep framework is available on our website where you can find out much more information and begin accrediting your time as a rep.

Your achievements will be celebrated at the end of the year during our annual awards. More details will be available online here when you are able to apply for your rep accreditation.

Student Rep resources

We are looking for student reps to help us develop a suite of resources to aid other student reps in their job role.

Specifically we would like reps to write short guides on:

  • How you deal with common problems, i.e timetable clashes, blackboard issues
  • How you promote the role and communicate with students, i.e. how to use twitter effectively, the pros and cons of Whatsapp groups,
  • Best practice on building relationships with lecturers and University staff members
  • Examples of success stories and achievements reps have made.

Writing a guide for this website will also earn you an extra badge in the student rep reward scheme. Please email with any proposed guides and we will work with you to edit it to publishable quality.

Our handy Student Rep Handbook can be browsed and downloaded below: