student representation

What do course reps do?

Students' Union course representatives are students from your course who volunteer to represent your academic interests.

Course reps represent their coursemates by gathering your views on issues that affect you and your classmates and then they bring these to the attention of the academic staff on your course. The type of issues include module deadlines, cancelled lectures, late lecturers, unavailability of past exam papers, limited access to lab equipment/facilities and so many more areas that can affect your studies.

Why are course reps important?

Student feeback is crucial towards shaping the University's decision-making processes. Course reps promote a culture of partnership between various stakeholders  within the University; UEL staff, other course reps, and the Students' Union. 

When do course reps represent 'me'?

They represent your feedback at various school and course committees, focus groups and school forums in order to improve your academic experience at UEL. If you do not know who your course rep is, ask your course leader for their name.  You can also contact your education officer for other course rep related questions. 

Could you be a course rep?

We are committed to having an effective representation structure, making sure students can raise course-related issues and have them addressed at the appropriate level. Elections usually take place in Autumn. 

Find out more about how to become a course rep here.