Course Rep

What's the role?

Over 300 Undergraduate and over 120 Postgraduate Course Rep positions are available each Autumn to represent student views at University meetings. Course Reps gather student feedback highlighting any positives or negatives relating to their course and bring it to the attention of university staff. Working in partnership with the University, Reps create positive change within their course to benefit both current and future students.

Becoming a Course Rep is a great way to meet people, develop new skills and to make a real difference during your time here at Reading!

What's involved?

  • Liaise with students, gain feedback and represent the student voice
  • Work alongside other Course Reps, Senior Reps and RUSU Education Officer to influence University policy
  • Work in partnership with University staff to create positive changes to your course
  • Attend termly Student Staff Partnership Group meetings with departmental staff
  • Attend Course Rep Consultations ran by your Senior Rep and a Student Engagement Coordinator

What's in it for me?

  • Work with and on the behalf of students on your Course
  • Receive extensive training and develop your transferable skills
  • Network and build relationships within the University & the Students’ Union
  • Gain excellent career –boosting experience to enhance your CV
  • Add the role to your degree transcript and the volunteering and training hours contribute to your RED Award.
  • All activities go towards tier level RUSU Rep recognition scheme and rewards programme.
  • Optional RUSU training sessions to increase your personal development, or to be able to input on UoR quality processes including Periodic Review training and Student Scrutiny Panel training.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a current full-time or part-time student studying at the University of Reading. To run for the role of Course Rep, you must be enrolled on the correct year and course you wish to represent. If you have any issues applying, please contact

Nominating yourself to be a Course Rep doesn’t make you ineligible for other positions available, you can still apply to be a Student Voice member or NUS Conference Delegate, or a PG Senior Rep or the PGT Part-time Officer if you are a postgraduate student.

If you are an IoE student, you may be interested in the IoE Early Starter Rep position.