Senior Rep By-Election

What are the roles?

We are electing eight new UG Senior Reps to join our current team. We are electing one Senior Rep for the following schools:

  • Agriculture, Policy & Development
  • Arts and Communication Design
  • Biological Sciences
  • Built Environment
  • Henley Business School (3 positions available)
  • Politics, Economics and International Relations

Senior Reps represent your interests while at University and work to ensure the student voice is being heard at programme, school and university level meetings. Through working in partnership with University staff and students, they create positive changes, provide student opinion to the University and oversee a group of engaged Course Reps.

Am i eligible?

You must fulfil the following criteria to be eligible for the roles:

  • Be a student within the appropriate school.
  • Be enrolled on your course for the 2021/22 academic year.
  • Nominating yourself for one of these Senior Rep positions does not prevent you from also nominating yourself to be a Student Trustee or Part-time Officer.

What's in it for me?

  • 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.

Can I find out more?

For more information, you can check out our Rep Hub If you have any questions about the nomination or voting process, or would like some help, please email

For some helpful tips on being a candidate in these elections, such as how to write a manifesto, check out our candidate resources.