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What are Student Representatives?

The Students’ Union runs the Student Representative system. Student Representatives are elected from each year group and every course at NUA. They attend meetings with Programme Directors and Course Leaders and are a part of the Student Reps Group that meets with the University's senior management team. Reps communicate the views of students on their course and feedback important information to their peers.


All students are eligible to run for a Student Rep position and, by being involved, develop key skills, such as effective communication, time management and good organisation.

Student Representative Role Description

  • Liaise with students in your year group and collect their feedback before each Student Forum and Student Rep Group meeting - encouraging open and honest feedback

  • Note the actions and discussion from Student Forums and Student Rep Group meetings to report back to your year group

  • Liaise with the course leader/course administrator to hold student feedback sessions before and after meetings

  • Actively listen to student opinions, ideas and suggestions to identify common themes and issues

  • Obtain evidence where appropriate to demonstrate your concerns and queries

  • Provide both positive and constructive feedback to the University and Students’ Union, ensuring that the collective views of students are represented

  • Attend and participate in two Programme Forums each year and three Student Rep Group meetings

  • Attend training provided by the Students’ Union to help you complete your role

  • Work with fellow course reps in different years to represent the opinions of all students on your course

  • Elect the Faculty, Quality and Employability student reps to University sub-committees, on behalf of your year group

  • Elect the members of the Students’ Union Steering Committee on behalf of your year group

  • Be friendly and approachable at all times, ensuring that students feel able to feedback to you

Nominations open 12pm on 24 April until 12pm on 5 May
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