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 30 Senior Rep positions in this election, check them out below:

UG Senior Rep Positions (two per school)

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

What's involved?

  • Convene and chair termly Course Rep Consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at Student Staff Partnership Group (SSPG) meetings with staff and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer at termly Senior Rep Consultations.
  • Work together with other Senior Reps to promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made within your school to the RUSU Student Engagement Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings; termly one-to-one meetings with the School Director of Teaching and Learning, to allow feedback to feed up the School Management Board plus the opportunity to sit on other panels, including University Senate.
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.
  • 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 role or Student Trustee role if you wish.

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