The School Rep role is the most senior academic student representative role in the School. The role is based around attending and representing the views of your School’s students at the senior faculty meeting for the student experience. You also get to work closely with your Head of School, 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.

Please click here for a full role description and click here for a copy of the School Rep handbook.


Positions Available

The following School Rep positions are still available for 2017/18:

Faculty of Medical Sciences

  • FMS Graduate School

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Newcastle University London (PGT)
  • School of Modern Languages (PGR)

Science, Agriculture and Engineering

  • Newcastle University in Singapore (UG)
  • Newcastle University in Singapore (PGT)



You must only apply for a School Rep role in the School you are studying in during 2017/18. Plus you may only apply for the level that you are currently studying.

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.

Person Specification

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

How to apply

  1. Check that you are eligible and that the position you are eligible to apply for is available.
  2. Complete the registration form 
  3. We will contact you to invite you to take part in a short telephone interview.
  4. If selected you will be invited to training. 

If you are looking for a student rep role with a little less responsibility, then check out the Course Rep role before applying.