Students - Working With Your Rep and Getting Involved

student learning experienceYour Programme Rep’s role is to represent you, and all students in your course or programme. They should make themselves known to you – in person, at the beginning or end of a class, via email, on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and on social media. If you don’t know who your Rep is, get in touch with your Course Organiser or your School Teaching Office/Graduate School.


You can raise issues with your Programme Rep relating to anything affecting your student learning experience or student life in general - see the image for ideas of what you can raise with your Programme Rep. Your Programme Rep will also ask you for feedback about different issues, which is important in helping them when they meet with staff and attend a scheduled Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings to improve the student experience.


All students are also encouraged to get involved with the Students' Association by submitting ideas for Reps and staff to work on, and/or by attending Student Council. You can find all of the dates of those meetings on those webpages.


Beyond giving feedback to your Rep and becoming involved in your School’s community, the Students' Assocation encourages students to:

-  Find out what's happening in your School, see what your Reps have been working on and get involved in discussions about course design or take part in innovative pilot projects

-  Participate in societies and/or volunteering

-  Get involved in Peer Support projects in your School

-  Come along to Global events like the Tandem Language Exchange or Gather Festival events


Many opportunities will arise throughout the year – stay up to date by following Get Involved on Facebook or Twitter.


If you have any serious complaints, special circumstances or other personal issues affecting your university experience, please ask about them at the Advice Place.