Course Reps are the link between you and the University on all things course related. They listen to your thoughts and ideas about your course, and feed this back to your Faculty Reps.
By telling your Course Rep how you are feeling about your course, they can drive positive change within the University to make sure you are getting the best experience you can whilst at Solent University.
Consult with students for feedback
Identify any issues they are facing and offer suggestions for improvement
Raise feedback to the university
Keep your peers informed and communicate outcomes back to students
Are visible and contactable to students
Why be a Course Rep?
There are plenty of reasons to become a Course Rep during your time in higher education.
Here are just some of our favourite reasons:
Be a part of improving student experience for all
Develop professional communication & personal development skills for your CV
Achieve a certificate of recognition and attend an award ceremony
Meet new people and make friends
Develop stronger professional relationships with staff and academics
Gives insight into how the university is run
How do I become a Course Rep?
Course Reps are elected each year during the first couple of weeks of the semester. Your lecturer will hold some elections during one of your lectures where you will be able to nominate yourself, and your classmates will decide there and then who will be the course reps for the year!
Once elected, we will get in touch to organise some training for you.
If you have any questions about being a Course Rep or if the election process hasn't happened yet, contact the SU team or our VP Education for more information.
You can also stay up to date on our Elections through our social media pages (search @SolentSU on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.)
I am a Course Rep – now what?
As a Course Rep, you are representing the student voice for your course and making change happen.
Course Rep training
The first thing to do is take part in our course rep training to make sure you’ve got the skills, resources and connections to represent your peers. The next course rep training will be held on the following dates and times.
Course Rep training is coming soon - so watch this space for more details!
We host a Student Council meeting at least five times a year, which Course Reps are expected to attend to listen to students about issues or motions. More information and upcoming Student Council meeting details can be found here.
Course Rep Day
Furthermore, Course Reps are invited to our annual Course Rep Day, hosted by your VP Education, designed to give you skills and knowledge which will look great on your CV, and help you perform your best in your role. Watch this space for when the event will be taking place!
Your primary contact on all things Course Rep related is our VP Education, who is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.