Academic Representatives are there for you. They are there to listen and to relay any concerns and issues to staff and represent you to the University. Reps often get involved in wider projects with both the Union and the University, including helping promote surveys like the NSS. Organised, trained and supported by the Students' Union, in partnership with the University, academic reps are the voice of every Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught student.
Course Reps are the direct representatives of students on their courses and are there to take students ideas and concerns to their Staff Student Liaison Committee. They report up to the Academic President. Course Reps are responsible for feeding back to the student body and acting as that liaison between students and staff. They are elected in the Autumn Elections.
Department Presidents manage representation within their Department and organise and lead the Course Reps. They co-chair the Staff Student Liaison Committee within their Department as well as sit on School Programmes Committees. They report up to the Faculty Officer. They are elected in the Summer Elections.
School Presidents help and support the Department Presidents and Faculty Officers. They encourage collaboration between Schools and Departments. They sit on School Programmes Committees and SSLCs (in the case of a single-Department school). They are elected in the Summer Elections.
Faculty Officers are the senior reps in their faculty and take overall responsibility for academic representation and report to the Union's Vice President Education. They lead and manage their Department and School Presidents and are responsible for ensuring consistent and strong representation. They meet regularly with the Associate Dean (Education) for their Faculty and sit on Faculty Education meetings, as well as sitting voting members of the Union's Education Zone. They are elected in the Spring Elections.