Postgraduate Senior Rep

What's the role?

There are 16 Postgraduate Senior Rep positions available in every Autumn election. Each school has one Postgraduate and two Undergraduate Senior Reps, with the exception of the Henley Business School, which has four Undergraduate and three Postgraduate Senior Reps. Working in partnership with the University, Senior Reps create positive change to benefit both current and future students.

Becoming a Postgraduate Senior 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 Course Reps and RUSU Education Officer
  • Create positive changes and influence policy in partnership with University staff
  • Attend termly meetings with senior members of departmental staff and School Directors of Teaching & Learning
  • Chair Course Rep Consultations and ensure that the student voice is heard by the relevant stakeholders.

What's in it for me?

  • Work with and on the behalf of students on your School
  • 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.
  • Be invited to partake in extra skills-based sessions to widen your skillset and paid opportunities.
  • 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 Postgraduate level. If you have any issues applying, please contact

Running to be a Postgraduate Senior Rep doesn’t make you ineligible to nominate yourself for the other Postgraduate positions available, you can still apply to be a PG Student Voice member or PGT Part-time Officer.