Being a Course Rep will allow you develop a range of skills which you can add to your CV, acting as the voice of your peers. As a Course Rep you can influence University decision as the voice of your fellow students by effectively using the feedback loop to create change. You will be making an impact on yours and others University experience. This role also gives you the opportunity to expand your social and networking circles through communication and team work.
Any time you give to the role of Course Rep will count towards your volunteering certificate and the Lincoln Award. This recognition will set you apart from other students by showing you have actively committed to extra-curricular activity.
Work Ready covers all the different ways we can help you develop your employability skills, and know how to use them when applying for jobs. Becoming a Course Rep can provide you with the skills to prepare you for future employment or additional higher education.
Course Reps Elections are held in March and October each year. March elections are for those who will be returning in the next academic year. October elections are for First Year Undergraduates, Postgraduates and any remaining places that are available in all years.
2017 nominations and voting dates:
Online elections nominations: 9am on Monday 18th September until 12 noon on Friday 29th September.
Voting: 9am on Monday 2nd October until 2pm on Friday 6th October.
Offline elections will be held in lectures during the first 3 weeks of teaching, these are for Courses in the School of Psychology, Computer Science, Maths & Physics, Lincoln International Business College and the Nursing Course.
Some School Rep positions did not have candidates in the February Elections, these will be opened for by-election alongside Course Rep elections. These are:
Design, Fine & Performing Arts, History & Heritage, Tourism, Strategy & Enterprise & Geography.
Online elections nominations: 9am, Monday 9th- 12 noon, Friday 20th October
Voting: 9am, Monday 23rd- 2pm, Friday 27th October
Your Postgraduate Officer (Taught & Research) will also be elected during this time.
Go to Lincolnsu.com/elections to nominate yourself now!
What is a Course Rep?
Course Reps are at the forefront of the Academic Representation system, working to create positive changes on their course, so that every Lincoln student has a fulfilling academic experience.
A Course Rep’s role is to gather feedback, ideas and issues from their peers on their course to take forward to meetings in their Schools, Rep forums in the SU, and to the relevant University and Students’ Union staff.
They will work closely with their School Rep to play a part in creating an effective, fulfilling academic experience for every student at the University of Lincoln. Course Reps are supported by academics and Students’ Union staff, the Vice-President Academic Affairs and their School Reps and College Officer.
What is a School Rep?
School Reps oversee the work of the Course Reps within their respective School and support them in their role. They will attend various University and College committees and meetings, and should encourage their Course Reps to attend the necessary events, including Rep Forums.
School Reps also focus on encouraging their peers to complete Surveys so that feedback within their School is as comprehensive as possible.
What is a College Officer?
There are four College Officers, one each for College (Arts, Social Science, Lincoln International Business School and Science). College Officers filter information and targets down to their School Reps and oversee the work of their Rep team. They will attend various University and College meetings and work closely with Vice-President Academic Affairs.
What is a Postgraduate Rep?
Postgraduate Reps are elected by School to represent their peers at Subject Committee Meetings and at wider College and Institutional Committees. Some larger courses have a PG Rep per course. They will regularly meet with the other academic representatives, to discuss the progress of postgraduate programmes within the School.
What is a Postgraduate Officer?
There are two Postgraduate Officers, one for Taught students and one for Research student. They oversee the work of PG Reps in their area, and support them in representing their students. Postgraduate Officers take a lead of Postgraduate Rep Forums along with the Vice President Academic Affairs.