The School Rep role

The School Rep role is based around attending and representing the views of you School’s students at the senior faculty meeting for the student experience. You also get to work closely with your Head of School and other School Reps from across the University. On average the role takes less than one hour a week.

Comments from previous School Reps include:

  • “I am frequently asked and able to provide student views on many issues which academic staff find very beneficial”
  • “It has been amazing to co-ordinate meetings and getting to know the student reps in my course. I feel I have become more confident in chairing meetings as well.”
  • “the best thing about being a School Rep has been making positive change happen and meeting so many new people!”

As a School Rep you would also play a crucial role in helping the Students’ Union, and in particular the Education Officer, with their commitment to support and represent students in their academic lives. Plus you would be given opportunities to develop your skills & knowledge and you would receive £200 worth of vouchers over the year.

Click here for a full role description and click here for a copy of the 2017/18 School Rep handbook.


We are currently in the process of recruiting to a number of School Rep positions. Once this recruitment process is complete, we will update this section to let you know which positions will be available to apply for at the start of the 2018/19 academic year.

You must only apply for a School Rep role in the academic unit you will you be studying in during 2018/19. Plus you may only apply for the level that you will be studying at during 2018/19. For example:

  • If you are currently an Undergraduate student, who is going to continue as an Undergraduate student in 2018/19, you would apply to be the Undergraduate (UG) School Rep.
  • If you are currently an UG student, who is going to be a Postgraduate Taught (PGT) student in 2018/19, you would apply to be a PGT School Rep 
  • If you are currently a UG or PGT  student, who is going to become a Postgraduate Research (PGR)student in 2018/19, you would apply to be a Research School Rep.
  • If you are currently a PGR student, who is going to continue as a PGR student in 2018/19, you would apply to be a Research School Rep

You can apply as a job share. However, both members of the job share must be in the same School and at the same level of study.

We are particularly keen for students with the following experience, skills and personal traits to apply to become a School Rep: 

  • Currently or have previously have been a Course Rep (desirable but not essential)
  • Communication skills (written and oral)
  • Teamwork
  • Organisational skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Reliable

?       Details on how to apply for the remaining vacant School Rep positions will be posted here at the start of the 2018/19 academic year.


Tier 4 Visa Students

Due to the nature of the School Rep position and the way it is rewarded, the role may be classed as Voluntary Work. Therefore, if you are a Tier 4 Visa holder and were to become a School Rep, you may want to log your hours.