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.
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.
2018 nominations and voting dates:
Nominations: 5th-16 March
Voting: 19th-23rd March
These are held in lectures between 5th and 23rd March, or the first 3 weeks of teaching for first years and unfilled positions. Offline elections are for courses in the School of Psychology, Computer Science, Maths & Physics, Lincoln International Business College, and the Nursing Course.
PG Rep Elections
Nominations: October [tbc]
Voting: October [tbc]
Your Postgrdaute Officers (Taught and Research) will be elected during this time.
What is an Academic 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 so that they can take them forward to meetings in their Schools, Rep Forums at 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.
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.
There are four College Officers - one for each 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 the Vice President Academic Affairs.
Postgraduate Reps are elected by the Schools 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.
There are two PG Officers, one for taught students and one for research students. They oversee the work of PG Reps in their area, and support them in representing their students. PG Officers take a lead on PG Rep Forums along with the Vice President Academic Affairs.