Your Department Reps
Department Reps play an important role in representing the academic and educational needs for all students here at Solent University. Reps are the voice for students at a department-wide level, both through supporting Course Reps and lobbying/campaigning for wider department-level changes at the university.
There are four departments across Solent University and anyone from the relevant department can run to be a rep to be a voice for our students!
Key responsilibites include:
Drive department initiatives and policy developments to improve the student experience
Attend and represent student voice during department meetings
Engage and support course reps to be effective and empowered in their roles
Coordinate with and feedback regularly to the Head of Student Education
Have voting rights in Student Council meetings
Maintain regular contact with relevant department and SU staff
How do I run to be a Department Rep?
The Students’ Union is for students’, run by students. Elections are where you, Solent students, decide who will represent you at Solent University, championing your voice within the university, Students' Union and the wider community.
Nominations are now open for both Sabbatical and Volunteer Officers, including Department Reps, for 2023/24! You can find more information here on the elections process and how to nominate yourself.
Applications open on Friday 9th February at 10am and close on Tuesday 5th March at 12pm. You can apply here.
I am a Department Rep - now what?
As a Department Rep, you are representing the student voice for your course and making change happen at the highest possible level - directly to the university leads. You will need to attend all important meetings with the university to ensure you are actively sharing student issues with the course leads. Department Reps must also be the point of contact for Course Reps and regularly check in with our Head of Education to ensure the feedback cycle is always running smoothly.
Why not book in a meeting with our Student Voice Lead using their dedicated office hours to help our academic reps (Like Department Reps). These times will be kept free as much as possible so you can have a regular and dedicated space for help!
Book your time slot with our Student Voice Lead HERE!
Your primary contact on all things Department Rep-related is our VP Education, who is available at email@example.com.