Class Representatives are elected student volunteers, tasked with enhancing learning and teaching at every level of undergraduate and postgraduate study. They work directly with teaching staff, providing feedback on the student learning experience within their school.
There are over 350 class reps: one for each degree title, at each year of study. To find yours, contact your School President.
Class Reps have the power to advocate on curriculum, assessment, progression, achievement, guidance, support, teaching, and learning resources. They are trained and led by the Director of Education (DoEd), and work closely with their School President to deliver change. Class Reps sit on their school's Student Staff Consultative Committee (SSCC).
Become a Class Rep
Class Rep nominations will be advertised in week 1. Voting takes place in week 2 via the online elections portal.
Postgraduate Research (PGR) Class Rep elections differ, instead beginning in week 3, to accommodate the later starting date of PGR students. Voting takes place after nominations close in week 4.
Being a Class Rep allows you to develop valuable skills, such as negotiation, advocacy, public speaking, and time management. You are heavily involved with both staff and students in your School as a result, so if you are looking to get stuck in this is a great opportunity. Class Reps are eligible for the Proctor's Award and the Class Rep Awards, which recognise outstanding contributions made by students in developing learning and teaching, and the student learning experience.
Expansion Pack Positions
The Class Rep Expansion Positions are additional positions that Class Reps can take; however, some positions can be co-opted from the wider student body. They support your School President in the specific areas of their remit, to ensure that a wide number of events and opportunities are provided throughout the academic year.
Each position is supported by a specialised training session and key contacts, in both the Students’ Association and the University. Positions are filled at the first Class Rep Training session through co-option of the newly elected Class Reps. To find out which student is your expansion pack rep, email your School President.