Course Rep applications open on Monday 21st September.

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 or in person. To become a Course Rep, you will need to complete an application form at the start of the year during the Course Rep appointments.

*approximate figures, actual positions available may differ

Role Description

  • Represent the views of students on your course
  • Give feedback to senior staff within your Department
  • Act as a liaison between students and staff when it comes to academic matters
  • Attend Student-Staff 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 UG School Presidents?

There is one undergraduate School President per Department or School. They are responsible for coordinating the undergraduate 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 an undergraduate School President you must have previously been a Course Rep. UG School Presidents are appointed in May for the following academic year (except for the Foundation Department).

Who are PGT School Presidents?

There is one postgraduate taught School President for some Departments or Schools where there is a particularly large cohort of PGT students. They are responsible for coordinating the PGT Course Reps and act as the main point of contact for more serious feedback which may need escalating within the University. They also attend strategic Department meetings e.g. Annual Programme Review (APR) and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) outcome meetings. PGT School Presidents are appointed via application at the start of every academic year (September/October).

PGT School President positions are available within the following Schools/Departments only:

  • London
  • School of Business and Economics (SBE)
  • School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering (Wolfson)
  • School of Social Sciences (SSH)
  • School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering (SSEHS)
  • School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (ABCE)
  • School of Design and Creative Arts (SDCA)

Please do not apply if you are not a student within one of the Schools/Departments listed above.

Role Description (UG and PGT School Presidents)

  • 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 undergraduate/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 month with the Education Executive Officer and Academic Representation Coordinator
  • 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 applications to students at the start of the academic year (UG School Presidents only)
  • 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) (UG School Presidents only)
  • Prepare a handover for your successor at the end of the academic year

Role Requirements

  • You must have previously been a Course Rep (UG School Presidents only)
  • 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