Course Reps are students elected by their peers to represent their interests and opinions to the University and Bristol SU [Read more]
Course Reps are students elected by their peers to represent their interests and opinions to the University and Bristol SU. For undergraduate programmes, there will typically be one Course Rep per twenty to forty students, whilst postgraduate Course Reps will often have a higher Rep to Students ratio.
The Course Rep seeks to improve the academic experience of their fellow students by reporting issues and areas to develop. They collect feedback and relay this to staff in their School or Department, and advice with how changes may be implemented. Course Reps are also a vital link between the student body and the Students' Union, and are considered full voting members of Student Council.
One academic year.
First year undergraduate reps, postgraduate taught reps and postgraduate research reps are elected in September. Second, third, forth and fifth year undergraduate course reps are elected in March, and begin their term in September.
You must attend Course Rep Training on the 5th November and SSLC meetings. How long you spend on your role depends on your time available and the needs of those you represent.
Where you are unable to attend these meetings please ensure this is appropriately communicated to the Chair/Secretary as soon as possible.
School Reps bridge the gap between Course Reps and Senate Reps and sit on the Faculty Staff Student Liaison Committee (FSSLC). School Reps have already been elected as Course Reps. They collect and collate the information from their School level SSLC to take to the Faculty level FSSLC any issues that could not be dealt with at a School level meeting. Elections to become a School Rep take place at the first SSLC of the year, please contact the Chair or organiser of the SSLC to find out more about this position.
Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Faculty Reps
The Course Rep role is recognised by the University of Bristol's Bristol PLUS Award and at Bristol SU's Union Awards for Representation, [Read more]
The Course Rep role is recognised by the University of Bristol's Bristol PLUS Award. The Bristol PLUS Award recognises and rewards students who have gained significant professional and life skills through work experience, volunteering and other activities outside of their studies.
There is also a reward at Bristol SU's Union Awards for Representation, which recognises students who have gone above and beyond their role as a representative. Last year Matt Graham, Engineering Senate Rep, won the award for his committment to improving the representation system in the Faculty of Engineering and working hard to improve the Faculty Staff Student Liaison Committee.
Actively communicating with staff and students, attending Student Leaders Conference to boost your skills [Read more]
You represent the interestes and opinions of your course mates. During the yeear you'll be: