Who are Course Reps?

Course Reps are fellow students on your course who collect student feedback and raise issues to your department on your behalf. They are a vital link to ensure your voices are heard. If you have any issues relating to your course, they should be your first point of contact. You can speak to your Reps via email, in person or submit any issues using our new online system. To become a Course Rep, you will need to nominate yourself at the start of the year during the Course Rep elections.

Role Description

  • Represent the views of students on your course.
  • Give feedback to those in a position of influence.
  • Act as a liaison between students and staff when it comes to academic matters.
  • Attend Staff-Student Liaison Committee meetings within your School (approx. three per year).
  • Work collaboratively with fellow Reps and staff to resolve issues proactively and swiftly throughout the year.
  • Celebrate positive changes and keep students informed of changes and developments.

Role Requirements

  • Be a good listener.
  • Able to speak up on behalf of others.
  • Be motivated and driven.
  • Have good organisation and time management skills.

Benefits

  • Make a positive change to your experience.
  • Help to shape the student experience at Loughborough University.
  • Build strong relationships with staff and fellow students.
  • Extend your professional network.
  • Get access to exclusive training.
  • Develop your transferable skills such as problem-solving, negotiation, diplomacy, and time-management.
  • Receive recognition from the University at events such as the annual Loughborough Academic Awards, with the opportunity to win 'Course Rep of the Year'.
  • Being part of a 500+ strong team of like-minded individuals.

 

Who are School Presidents?

There is one School President per department or school. They are responsible for co-ordinating the Course Reps and act as the main point of contact for more serious issues which may need escalating within the University. They also attend strategic department meetings such as the Annual Programme Review (APR). To become a School President you must have previously been a Course Rep.

Role Description

  • Lead, motivate and support your Course Rep team to effectively work alongside your department with student feedback.
  • Build strong relationships with senior members of staff in the department.
  • Represent the views of both undergraduate and postgraduate taught students in your department.
  • Co-chair Student-Staff Liaison Committees (SSLC) alongside your department's SSLC Chair (don't worry, you'll be given plenty of support for this).
  • Attend School President Meetings once a term with the Education Executive Officer.
  • Deliver university-level student feedback to the Education Executive Officer and work on university-wide campaigns.
  • Organise pre-SSLC meetings with Course Reps to prepare for SSLCs.
  • Promote the Course Rep elections to students at the start of the academic year.
  • Act as a key communication link between the Students' Union, the University, and students.
  • Attend your department's Annual Programme Review meeting (Jan/Feb).
  • Assist with the promotion of the National Student Survey (NSS) (Feb-Apr).
  • Prepare a handover for your successor at the end of the academic year.

Role Requirements

  • You must have previously been a Course Rep.
  • Be a good listener.
  • Able to speak up on behalf of others.
  • Be motivated and driven.
  • Have good organisation and time management skills.

Benefits

  • A unique insight into how the University works.
  • Get involved with the annual Loughborough Academic Awards run by the Education Executive Officer.
  • It will put you in a good position to run for Education Executive Officer and other Union Executive positions.
  • Receive training and personal development opportunities throughout the year.