We are electing all first year undergraduate course reps and new postgraduate course reps. You can be your course rep for the next academic year!
Being a Course Rep is a fantastic opportunity to make sure that your course is of the highest quality and standards. By coming together to raise issues and discuss improvements with Course Reps from across the University, you can make a massive impact on the student experience here at Bristol.
Hear from some previous Course Reps:
“I became a Course Rep because there was a lack of availability of books on our course. When I was elected as a Course Rep, I was able to talk to our subject librarian and arrange for more of these key books to be available in the library for all of my course mates.” Year 1 Economics, Finance and Management Rep
"I've been a course rep for 2 years now! This is my final year at the university and it makes me really emotional because I've had a great time being a rep, whether it was about shifting deadlines, increasing student to staff feedback or organising the class photograph before some students left the course."- Year 4 MEng Electronic and Communications Engineering Rep
Faculty Reps are students elected by their peers in their faculty to represent their interests and opinions to the University and Bristol SU. They collect feedback and relay this to their faculty and some faculty reps sit on the University's Senate. Faculty Reps advise on what changes should be implemented to improve students' academic experience.
Faculty Reps are also a vital link between the student body and the Students' Union, and are considered full voting members of Student Council. A Faculty Rep will also chair the Education Network. Many Faculty Rep roles are up for elections especially Postgraduate Faculty Reps.
Find out more about this role here.
A Junior Common Room (JCR) is a student committee elected in each halls of residence every year. They represent the voice and interests of students who live in the halls. They also help coordinate social activities and events. Most committees meet around once or twice a fortnight.
This role is a great way to meet new people, lead on exciting events, engage members of your hall and more! You can nominate yourself now, find out more below or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Bristol SU is affiliated to the National Union of Students - NUS. Each year NUS have a National Conference to decide on the policy and direction that NUS should work towards. As an affiliated Union we send 6 delegates to this conference to represent and vote on behalf of Bristol.
In 2018, the NUS Conference will take place on 27-29th March in Glasgow. You can nominate yourself to be a delegate now until the 11th October.
Student Council is the primary representative forum of the Students' Union. It creates policy which directs the focus of the elected officers. Members discuss and vote on items (motions) submitted by students. It is led by the Chair of Student Council who chairs the meetings and is supported by five elected students who make up the democratic standards committee.
The Chair and DSC ensure that Bristol SU's structures and democracy are accessible, fair and productive for all students. The committee also sets the agenda for each Student Council and Annual Members Meeting. The DSC may decide that a motion is unnecessary, or an item is better discussed by a different group. For example, at a Network forum, or via an all-student referendum. These roles are good if you are interested in getting involved with how the Union works and involve roughly one evening meeting a month.
The PG Network is a student-led Network for all postgraduate students that seeks to develop an active, strong and vibrant postgraduate community here at Bristol. The PG Network provides a real chance for students to together shape and develop Bristol postgraduate community life. Its cohesive and supportive nature inspires postgraduate students to get involved in organising and attending social events, and provides a platform through which students can effectively feed into and influence the decision-making and priority-setting of Bristol SU and the University of Bristol.
The roles on the Postgraduate Network Committee include the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, International Representative, Postgraduate Taught Representative, Postgraduate Research Representative, Events Officer and Marketing Officer.