Become a Rep



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 are elected by fellow students to represent their particular areas and levels of study. Find out more about what each Rep does further down this page, or see below to discover when the next round of elections will be.

Elections


Course Rep 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.

Find out when your School is holding their Course Rep Election here

When an election is ongoing, you are able to nominate and vote via the Elections page below.

Elections

 

What is an Academic Rep?


A Course Rep

  • Represents the views of students on their course on academic and non-academic issues
  • Works with staff in their school to address feedback from those on their course
  • Attends and actively takes part in Subject Committee meetings to represent views of their course mates to course and School Staff, on all areas of teaching and learning
  • Attends and actively participates in Rep Forums to represent views of students to the SU and give feedback on national issues
  • Provides constructive recommendations for improvements across the University to School staff and their School Rep
  • Keeps students informed of opportunities within the SU and their School

A Postgraduate Rep

  • Represents the views of students on their course/group on academic and non-academic issues
  • Works with staff in their school to address feedback from those on their course/group
  • Attends and actively takes part in Subject Committee meetings to represent views of their course mates to course and School Staff, on all areas of teaching and learning
  • Attends and actively participates in PG Forums to represent views of students to the SU and give feedback on national issues
  • Provides constructive recommendations for improvements across the University to School staff and their PG Officer
  • Keeps students informed of opportunities within the SU and their School

A School Rep

  • Is a point of contact for all Course Reps and PG Reps in their School if they have a question or feedback and they do not know where to go
  • Represents the views of students in their school at University Committee Meetings
  • Attends and actively participates in (and where appropriate co-chairs) Subject Committee Meetings
  • Meets with and stays in regular contact with the VP Education
  • Attends and actively participates in Rep Forums, including leading a session when requested to by the VP Education
  • Provides constructive recommendations for improvements across the University to School staff and the Vice President Education
  • Keeps students informed of opportunities within the SU and their School
  • Writes a brief monthly report to the Student Union Executive detailing things they have done and achieved

A College Officer

  • Works with School Reps in their College to identify trends in feedback and good practice
  • Shares good practice with School Reps in their College and other College Officers
  • Identifies areas for improvement that are apparent across their College and runs campaigns with the Vice President Education to create positive change
  • Represents the views of students in their College at University Committee Meetings
  • Meets with and stays in regular contact with the VP Education
  • Attends and actively participates in Rep Forums, including leading a session when requested to by the VP Education
  • Provides constructive recommendations for improvements across the University to College staff and the Vice President Education
  • Keeps students informed of opportunities within the SU and their School
  • Writes a brief monthly report to the Student Union Executive detailing things they have done and achieved

A PGT Officer

  • Works with PG (Taught) Reps across the institution to identify trends in feedback and good practice
  • Shares good practice with other PG (Taught) Reps and the Vice President Education
  • Identifies areas for improvement that are apparent across the institution for PGT students and runs campaigns with the Vice President Education to create positive change
  • Represents the views of Postgraduate Taught students at University Committee Meetings
  • Meets with and stays in regular contact with the VP Education
  • Attends and actively participates in PG Forums, including leading a session when requested to by the VP Education
  • Provides constructive recommendations for improvements to the Postgraduate student experience across the University to the Vice President Education
  • Keeps students informed of opportunities within the SU and their School
  • Writes a brief monthly report to the Student Union Executive detailing things they have done and achieved

A PGR Officer

  • Works with PG (Research) Reps across the institution to identify trends in feedback and good practice
  • Shares good practice with other PG (Research) Reps and the Vice President Education
  • Identifies areas for improvement that are apparent across the institution for PGR students and runs campaigns with the Vice President Education to create positive change
  • Represents the views of Postgraduate Research students at University Committee Meetings
  • Meets with and stays in regular contact with the VP Education
  • Attends and actively participates in PG Forums, including leading a session when requested to by the VP Education
  • Provides constructive recommendations for improvements to the Postgraduate student experience across the University to the Vice President Education and Doctoral School
  • Keeps students informed of opportunities within the SU and their School
  • Writes a brief monthly report to the Student Union Executive detailing things they have done and achieved