Where will being a course rep take you?

Tuesday 28-02-2017 - 14:54

Nominations have been extended for some courses until 8 March - check whether you're course is recruiting and put yourself forward here.


 

Course Reps are students elected by their peers to represent their interests and opinions to the University and Students' Union.  As a Course Rep you’ll be passionate about keeping up with issues on your course and actively working to improve the quality of your course for all students.
 

The voices of Course Reps hold huge weight within the University and reps have managed to win on anything from changing the curriculum to securing better social spaces.
 

I was a course rep for my Liberal Arts degree in my first year.  I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but soon found myself in a position where I was advising senior members of staff on what to change for my course mates.  I learned new skills, received free training from the Students' Union, made some fantastic friends and got a lot of free lunches. 
 

With this confidence, I went on to become the Faculty Rep for the Arts in second year and am now taking a year out of my studies to be paid full time as the representative for all Undergraduate students.  All this came from throwing my hat into the ring in my first week of first year. Standing to be a course rep turned out to be the best decision I made at Uni.
 

 

 

Your path as a course rep could take you anywhere.  This is your chance to do an activity where you can meet new people and achieve real change.  (It also looks fab on your CV).
 

Head over to www.bristolsu.org.uk/elections to find out more and nominate yourself before on 1 March.  
 

Go for it!

 
If you have any questions feel free to get in touch at zoe.backhouse@bristol.ac.uk or add me on Facebook.

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