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Info for Reps

Infographic titled: "You're part of a Network of Leaders". Underneath there are four columns, each is a different colour. The first column is titled "Student Body", underneath this heading it says "Students will raise their concerns with you, their course rep". In the second column it says "Course Reps", underneath this it says "You will attend SSLCs to represent the views of your peers". The third column is titled "Faculty Reps", underneath this it says "Faculty reps chair the Faculty SSLCs and work closely with Elected Officers". The Fourth column is titled "Education Officers", underneath this it says "Elected officers represent students at senior University Committees".

Student Representatives are the vital bridge between the student body and the University. As a Course Rep, you are part of a network of leaders that will bring changes to benefit the student experience at all levels, from changes that affect your course, all the way up to university-wide changes.

Reward and Recognition – What’s in it for you?

Aside from improving your course for the better, and the sense of satisfaction that comes from this, we want to make sure that you make the most of the experience you have gained as a rep in your life after uni.

LinkedIn Recommendations

Any reps that attend both an Education Network event and an SU Democratic event (such as AMM or Student Council) are eligible for a LinkedIn recommendation from us. 

We can also provide a standard reference for job applications - just get in contact with us.

Bristol PLUS Award

The Bristol PLUS Award challenges you to develop a range of skills to boost your CV, and you are able to use your experience as a rep as part of the 'intensive skills activity' criteria. Find out more about the Bristol PLUS Award on the University website.


At our in-person training conferences we always have some freebies to give away (such as water bottles and laptop stickers!). Come along to get your extra training and to pick up your free stuff! Though, during the pandemic we've also put together some digital freebies for you to compensate for the lack of our in-person offer; these are available for you to download just below!

+ Digital Freebies!

Our Graphic Designer has put together some digital resources you can use as a rep, such as Zoom backgrounds, e-mail signatures and social media posts, all in-brand. Check them out in the folder below!

Click here to access Digital Resources for Course Reps.


Rep FAQs

Who can I ask for help?

Bristol SU have a team dedicated to making sure that course reps have the support they need. They can be contacted at They can help with any of the problems that you may have as an academic rep!

Is there any training available?

We have a whole range of training sessions. Check the academic reps training page for more info.

I'm a course rep – who is my faculty rep?

Please check our list of faculty reps.

How do I communicate with my fellow reps?

We find the best way to communicate with reps is e-mail or social media. It's worth getting to know your reps early on in the year so that you can support each other through the SSLCs and share good practice.


Code of Practice for Representation

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