Undergraduate Senior Rep Roles

What's the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on matters affecting students within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each department. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

There are 32 Senior Rep positions check these out below:

UG Senior Rep Positions (two per school)

  • Senior Rep for the School of Arts & Communication Design
  • Senior Rep for the Institute of Education
  • Senior Rep for the School of Humanities
  • Senior Rep for the School of Law
  • Senior Rep for the School of Literature & Languages
  • Senior Rep for the School of Politics, Economics & International Relations
  • Senior Rep for the School of Henley Business School – ICMA, Management and Real Estate & Planning (four positions)
  • Senior Rep for the School of Mathematical, Physical & Computational Sciences
  • Senior Rep for the School of Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Sciences
  • Senior Rep for the School of Agriculture, Policy & Development
  • Senior Rep for the School of Biological Sciences
  • Senior Rep for the School of Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy
  • Senior Rep for the School of the Built Environment
  • Senior Rep for the School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences
  • Senior Rep for the School of International Study & Language Institute

What's involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and 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 Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and chair termly Course Rep consultation; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer.
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Representation Impact Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.
  • Opportunity to contribute to TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) submissions and could include responsibility for producing Student Submissions for Periodic Reviews.
A senior rep helping a student at a RUSU open day

What’s in it for you?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school and enhance partnership with UoR staff.
  • Develop your key skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Opportunities to contribute to (paid!) Scrutiny Panels, Periodic Reviews and Steering Groups with senior Teaching & Learning staff members.
  • Access to full training and support from the RUSU Representation Team.
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and are included in your University transcript upon graduation.
  • Reward and recognition from completing the RUSU R&R (Reward & Recognition) tier-level scheme, to include: Senior Rep t-shirt, hoody, enamel pin badge, certificate, LinkedIn reference, Teaching and Learning Dean reference, lunch with the RUSU Education Officer and more invites to Rep exclusive events.

Am I eligible?

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

You can only run to represent the school that your course is based in.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis.

You can nominate yourself for this role as well as a Part-time Officer and/or Student Trustee role if you wish.

Previous experience as a rep would be preferred, however is not essential.

RUSU President 2020/21 Rachel Osborne

Rachel Osborne

RUSU Education Officer 2020/21 George Ingram

Education Officer
George Ingram