Undergraduate Rep Elections

Undergraduate Course Reps represent undergraduate students' views on academic issues on every course. Undergraduate Course Reps act as the link between students and the academic staff; ensuring the student voice is being heard and positive changes are being made throughout every school. Becoming an Undergraduate Course Rep is a great way to meet people, develop new skills and to make a real difference during your time here at Reading!

Four Undergraduate Student Voice Members are elected to help direct RUSU’s priorities by debating and amending policy and campaign ideas and holding the Full-time Officers to account.

RUSU undergraduate course rep elections Undergraduate Course Reps

Find out more about how you can get involved in ensuring the student experience is as good as it can be on your course!

RUSU student voice membership elections Student Voice Members

At Student Voice meetings, 55 Student Voice Members debate ideas submitted by students through Change It, review progress on ideas and hold the Full-time Officers to account. 4 students are elected as part of these 55 students as ‘undergraduate’ representatives to make sure that undergraduate needs are represented.

Undergraduate elections timeline - Autumn 2019

Nominations open Friday 20th September
Week 0

Log in to the RUSU website, using your university username and password, to nominate yourself for any of the following roles:

  • UG Course Reps
  • UG Student Voice Members
Submit your Manifesto and photo Monday 14th October
Week 3

It is advisable for candidates to submit a 250-word limit manifesto/photo online as part of their nomination although this is not compulsory for these roles.

Nominations close Monday 14th October
Week 3

Candidates MUST complete their nomination online by this deadline.

Candidates announce they are running in the elections Monday 14th October
Week 3

Candidates are encouraged to announce they have nominated themselves at this point.

Voting opens Tuesday 15th October
Week 3

Log in to the RUSU website to vote online.

Voting closes Friday 18th October
Week 3

Log in to the RUSU website to vote online.

Complaints Friday 18th October
Week 3
Complaints should be made to Chief Executive, Deputy Returning Officer (ask at RUSU Reception)
Count Friday 18th October
15:30pm – 17:00
Week 3
Election results are counted.
Results Monday 21st October
Week 4
Election results will be published here
Winner’s Event Wednesday 23rd October
18:00 - 20:00
Week 4
All winners are invited to come along to our Winner’s Event in Monterey Lounge, RUSU Building.
Training Sessions held between 29th October & 8th November
Weeks 5 – 7
All UG Student Voice members invited to sign up to attend a Student Voice Training Session.


If you would like to find out more about the Undergraduate Course Rep role, please contact your RUSU Education Officer at educationofficer@rusu.co.uk.

If you would like to find out more about the Undergraduate Student Voice Member role, please contact your RUSU President at president@rusu.co.uk.

RUSU Education Officer 2020/21 George Ingram

Education Officer
George Ingram

RUSU President 2020/21 Rachel Osborne

Rachel Osborne