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 across the majority of schools in the 2020/21 academic year. You should have now been informed if your programme will be transferring over to the new system and been offered the opportunity to attend a briefing with the Students' Union regarding these changes. 

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


January Recruitment Details

Thank you again for continuing with Rep recruitment during this challenging time. 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. Here are some more details regarding January recruitment: 

  • A rough deadline for registering January Reps, and the registration link can be found below in the table below.
  • If any vacant Course Rep positions from September have now been filled, please also regsiter these students.
  • A range of recruitment materials can be found at the bottom of this page.
  • Please note that School Rep recuitment (more senior academic Reps who are responsible for subject groups) has now closed for the 2020/21 academic year. The next round of recruitment for the 2021/22 academic year will begin in the spring.
  • Once Course Reps are registered with the Students' Union they will be contacted over email and given access to a recorded version of the training. Registered Reps are contacted periodically, so it might take up to 5 working days for them to gain access to the training. 
  • The registration form will remain open throughout the year for non-Sep start dates. 


Key Dates for the 2020/21 Academic Year

Action Deadline Further information
Staff granted access to Student Representation Teams sites Friday 28th August The Students’ Union will give you access to your Directorate’s Team by this date.
Autumn School Rep applications Friday 9th October Students can see which positions are vacant, and apply HERE.
September registration of new and returning Course Reps Wednesday 14th October    Please register your Reps HERE.
Course Reps added to Teams sites Friday 16th 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.
Autumn Course Rep training Friday 16th October – 28th October The Union will offer several training sessions between these date. Your Course Reps will be contacted directly by email.
January registration of new and returning Course Reps Wednesday 3rd February    Please register your Reps HERE.
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.


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

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