Postgraduate School Rep

School Postgraduate School Rep
Arts & Communication Design Luigi Serino
Humanities TBC
Literature & Languages Ghadah Albarqi
Institute of Education Joseph Cook-Williams
Law Ugochi Peace Nwosu
Politics, Economics & International Development Eliska Herinkova
Henley Business School Ioanna Valavani
Henley Business School Yue Zhang
Henley Business School Ayaz Bin Sabir
Agriculture, Policy & Development Cham Formoukum Zekebweliwai
Biological Sciences Bethany Gadd
Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy Ionanna Gregoriou
Psychology & Clinical Language Science TBC
Built Environment Kaan Tas
Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Sciences Abi Ravichanthiran
Mathematical, Physical & Computational Sciences TBC

What's the role?

Postgraduate School Reps represent the views of postgraduate students on academic issues in your school. They act as the link between students and the academic staff at school level; ensuring the student voice is being heard and positive changes are being made in every school.

How many Postgraduate School Rep positions are there?

There are 16 Postgraduate School Rep positions in total.

  • School Rep (Arts & Communication Design)
  • School Rep (Education)
  • School Rep (Humanities)
  • School Rep (Law)
  • School Rep (Literature & Languages)
  • School Rep (Politics, Economics & International Relations)
  • 3 x School Rep (HBS – ICMA, Management and Real Estate & Planning)
  • School Rep (Archaeology, Geography & Environmental)
  • School Rep (Mathematical & Physical Sciences)
  • School Rep (Agriculture, Policy & Development)
  • School Rep (Biological Sciences)
  • School Rep (Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy)
  • School Rep (Built Environment)
  • School Rep (Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences)

What's involved?

  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning (SBTL), and an opportunity to sit on University Senate and/or Student Voice.
  • Ensure student feedback is heard by your school. Liaise with students and Postgraduate Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Postgraduate Course Reps working within your school. Work with Reps and key academic and support staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep conventions; identifying any issues that have been raised at Staff/Student Liaison Committees (SSLC) and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer.
  • Promote the work of Postgraduate Course Reps and any changes made by Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Team.

What's in it for me?

  • Represent all students at school level and in some cases, at University level.
  • Meet other postgraduate students from across the University.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Network and build relationships within the University and the Students' Union.
  • Develop your key skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to training and support.
  • Opportunities to be selected as Periodic Review Student Panellist and/or New Programme Scrutiny Panellist
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award if you wish to do this.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be enrolled as a current student at the University of Reading when you stand in the election and your enrolment must continue throughout the 2018/19 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the school you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at postgraduate level.

Where can I find out more information?

If you would like to find out more about the Postgraduate School Rep roles, please contact your RUSU Education Officer Lillie-Mae Firmin at

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