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Academic Representation is an important part of ensuring the academic progress and success of our members and the development of programmes, at the University of Lincoln. Reps will communicate with and support their peers, completing the feedback loop and thinking critically and creatively about the future of academic experience.


What is a Course Rep?

Course Reps are at the forefront of the Academic Representation system, working to create positive change so that every Lincoln student has an effective, fulfilling academic experience. A Course Rep’s role is to gather feedback, ideas and issues from their peers from their course to take forward to meetings, Rep forums 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 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 the national Student Survey (NSS) so that feedback within their School is as comprehensive as possible.


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. They will regularly meet with the other academic representatives, to discuss the progress of postgraduate programmes within the School.

This is all set out in the Academic Representation Chater which explains the link with the University and the Students' Union. You can read this here.


What is a College Officer?

There are four College Officers, one each for College of Arts, College of Social Science, College of Business and College of Science. College Reps filter information and targets down to their School Reps and oversee the work of their Rep team. They will attend various meetings and work closely with Vice-President Academic Affairs.


Academic Representatives do a lot of great work to support and represent their peers. Find out more here.