Postgraduate Course Rep

Main Purpose

To carry out effective academic representation for Postgraduate Students at Course level, raise awareness of academic representation & to ensure the student voice is heard. To attend University/Union meetings & work on academic campaigns.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Attend Course Rep training
  • Ensure students in your Faculty are aware of how to contact you directly and to communicate with students regularly about academic matters
  • Help to promote Faculty rep elections
  • Lead & support academic campaigns throughout the year
  • Regularly liaise with RUSU Education Officer & Academic Representation Co-ordinator.
  • Attend Student Staff Liaison Committees (SSLCs)
  • Attend/Chair RUSU Course Rep Consultations


Benefits & Recognition

  • Comprehensive training which goes towards RED Award.  Also, all meetings attended within your role as Course rep can be signed off on RED Award.
  • Enhance your employability and your CV.  Gaining valuable skills & knowledge to help you achieve your future career goals.
  • To influence change.  Hold a representative role at Course level; working towards common goals with and on behalf of diverse groups of students.
  • Gain knowledge and experience of campaign planning and campaigning.
  • Build relationships with key University academic and faculty staff.
  • Opportunity to be selected as Periodic Review Student Panellist (earning £400).
  • Recognition of your Postgraduate Course rep role included in your degree transcript.
  • Potential to be nominated for/be awarded RUSU Course rep of the Year/NUS Academic Rep of the Year.