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Information for University Staff

As a University staff member you might not know everything you need to about the representation system at UoB - this page is a page of resources to make sure that you do!


We have written a Staff Guide on Academic Representation, which provides some tools and resources to support you in your role in supporting the academic reps drawing information from the University Code of Practice for Student Representation. Crucially, it seeks to provide a starting point for an enhanced relationship between yourselves and the support team here at the Students’ Union..

Here is the Code of Practice for Taught Students, and the Code of Practice for Research Students

The Bristol SU Representation Team

The Representation Team is made up of Lizzie Tilley (Education Representation Co-ordinator), Gina Walter (Representation Co-ordinator) and Stella Becci (Academic Representation Assistant). They can be contacted at


The Education Network

The Education Network is a community that exists to improve all students' academic experience at Bristol. It is open to all students at the University, and the committee is made up of all of our Faculty Reps. Their aim is to work together to build an education student community and create change through collective action. Through the academic year, the Education Network will lead campaigns, hold forums and draft policy on Education related issues.

If you would like more information about the Education Network please contact the Representation Team.


Staff FAQs

Who are the reps in my school/faculty?

Your school SAMs/GAMs should have received a list of the current reps from the SU. If you haven't received this please let us know and we can send it out to you.

Where can I get more information on the Representation System at the University?

We are currently updating our staff guide, and will be sending it out to all schools once it is complete. Also keep an eye out here for it! If you have any specific questions then the Representation Team are always able to help out. The staff lead for Arts, Life Sciences and Health Sciences is Lizzie (; the lead for Engineering, Science and SSL is Gina (

What training do course reps get?

We run multiple training sessions for all academic reps, and have some online training that we ask them to complete. In general we run two training conferences - one in November and one in April. You can find all the other training here

If there is something you would like us to include then please let us know!


Timeline for the year

This is the general timeline for the academic year:

Rep nomination period (1st year UG & PGT reps)

September 30th- October 14th 2019

Election period #1

21st-24th October 2019

Course Rep conference

2nd November 2019

Nomination period for all other student reps

January 27th- February 27th 2020

Election period #2

March 10th-12th 2020