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Info for Students

Your Course and Faculty Reps are there to represent your academic interests and to bring up issues that have an effect on your academic studies to the University. They do this through gathering your opinions on your course, and attending School and Faculty-level Student Staff Liaison Committees (SSLCs). They are also members of the Education Network, the network that exists to improve all students' educational experience at Bristol. 

How do I contact my reps?

There are multiple ways you can contact your reps. You can email them, contact them on social media, or talk to them in person, though with social distancing this might prove a bit harder! If you're struggling to get in touch with your reps, then you can contact the SU Representation Team. Your reps should also be seeking out your opinions so that they can take them to the University. Make sure you let them know if you're having issues – problems can't be solved if no one knows they exist!

Find your Rep

There are over 700 Course Reps and just over 100 PGR reps over all the different Schools and Departments at the University.

Find your rep(s) here. Your School/Dept. admin staff should also be able to let you know who your reps are, and if you have a Blackboard student space, they should be listed on there!

Please note the rep finder tool shows only reps for the current academic year.

You can check whether there is a vacancy that requires co-opting for your course. If the rep role for your programme has a blue mark next to it, this means there is a vacancy open. This can happen any time throughout the year (e.g.; a student stepping down), and your School/Dept. should be in touch to find a new volunteer for the role. Please get in touch with admin staff in your School/Dept. to express your interest in the role.

How do I get involved?

We hold elections for Course Reps at two points during the academic year, October and March. Reps for incoming cohorts get elected in October (Year 1 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught), and Year 2 and later Undergraduate reps get elected in March. You'll be hearing a lot from us when election time comes around! If you're interested, you can read a full Course Rep role description

Election: Dates:

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

19th - 28th October 2020

Term 1 Elections: Voting period

3rd - 5th November 2020

Term 1 Elections: Results

6th November 2020

Term 2 Elections: Rep nomination period (all other student reps)

1st - 25th February 2021

Term 2 Elections: Voting period

9th - 11th March 2021

Term 2 Elections: Results

12th March 2021


What if I've missed the elections?

Even if you aren't a course rep, however, you can still be part of the conversation! We have an Education Network that exists to improve all students' academic experience at Bristol. It is open to all students at the University, and will be running events and campaigns throughout the year. You can keep up to date in the Network's Facebook group

It's also really important that you make sure your course reps are aware of any issues you have with your course so that they can bring these problems to the university. They are elected to represent you – so make sure you give them feedback!