Academic Reps work jointly with the University, its departments and the Students’ Union to gather the views of the students they represent to make sure courses are run to the full satisfaction of students. Reps meet regularly with department staff to discuss any issues and changes affecting students, and then ensure that outcomes, actions and developments are fed back to students on their course. They also work closely with the students’ Union to ensure the student voice is being heard on academic issues.

Reps have the chance to take part in the Rep Development Scheme. This scheme offers skill sessions and initiatives that will enhance the reps performance as a rep and offer transferable skills to boost their CV and employability levels.