Undergraduate Rep Elections

Undergraduate Rep Elections 2020/21

This elections elects all Undergraduate Course Reps and Student Voice members. Nominations are open until 13th October and voting opens on the 14th. You must be studying at undergraduate level to be eligible to partake in this election. If you have any problems, please contact us at academicreps@rusu.co.uk.

308 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 15:05 on Tuesday 13 October 2020 (in 11 days)

The polls open at 08:00 on Wednesday 14 October 2020 (in 12 days)

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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 2020

Nominations open Friday 18th 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 Tuesday 13th 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 Tuesday 13th October
Week 3

Candidates MUST complete their nomination online by this deadline.

Candidates announce they are running in the elections Tuesday 13th October
Week 3

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

Voting opens Wednesday 14th October
Week 3

Log in to the RUSU website to vote online.

Voting closes Friday 16th October
Week 3

Log in to the RUSU website to vote online.

Complaints Friday 16th October
Week 3
Complaints should be made to Chief Executive, Deputy Returning Officer (ask at RUSU Reception)
Count Friday 16th October
15:30pm – 17:00
Week 3
Election results are counted.
Results Monday 19th October
Week 4
Election results will be published online
Co-option of Reps Deadline Wednesday 11th November
Week 7
All Schools are asked to adhere to this deadline of co-opting Reps into their roles for the 2021 Academic Session
Training Sessions held between 26th - 11th November
Week 4 - 7
All UG Course Reps invited to sign up to attend an Induction Training Session.(To include 2 sessions in Enhancement week 6)
All UG Student Voice members invited to sign up to attend a Student Voice Training Session.
Chair training + Open meeting event Sessions held on 3rd, 11th and 19th November
Week 8 - 9
First SSP Group takes place in week 8 Get to know you open meeting/event with staff Chair training Thursday 19th November x2 sessions (AM + PM)


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