Student Reps


Student Reps are one of the ways that your Students' Union represents your academic interests. You can find out more about your current student reps by visiting our Current Student Reps page.

By collecting your feedback, and presenting your opinions to staff at the Union and University Student Reps make sure that your voice is being heard in the decisions that will impact you. Watch this video to find out more.

Why be a Student Rep?

  • 80% of Reps agreed that their confidence had improved as a result of being a Student Rep
  • 77% agreed that it also improved their professionalism and leadership skill
  • 70% of students also felt an improved sense of community as a result of being a Rep
  • It's an amazing opportunity to have your say in the decisions that are made on your course, in your school and department and at your Students' Union.

All Student Reps receive training to equip them in their role as well supplementary training, such as leadership and public speaking training. There are also socials and a schemes to help Reps to reflect on the skills they have gained in their role.

How can you become a Student Rep?

  1. Head to our elections webpage
  2. Click ‘nominate yourself’ and log in
  3. Click ‘nominate’ next to the ‘Student Rep election’
  4. Write 100 words explaining why you would be a good Student Rep
  5. Once applications close students will be able to choose who they would like to represent them
  6. Reps will be informed by email if they have a position!

You can read the role description for Student Reps and Chair Reps to find out more about what they do.

Green Rep scheme

To make your studies, your School and Sussex a more sustainable place, your Students’ Union is setting up a Green Rep scheme to run alongside our current Student Reps. This role will be involved in collecting your feedback, concerns and ideas surrounding making Sussex greener and sustainability a bigger part of everything we do and then presenting your opinions to staff at the Union and University Student Reps. Green Reps will also play an important part in the SU’s new Student Sustainability Committee. 
 
Make sure that your voice is being heard in the decisions that will impact the environment and you. You can nominate yourself to be a Green Rep in the same way as other Student Rep positions (see section above). You can read the role description for Green Reps to find out more about what they do.

Resources for current Student Reps

If you are currently a Student Rep you can find links to the online training, handbook and further information here.

We remind any person considering becoming a volunteer to check whether they are allowed to volunteer under the terms of their visa or entry clearance conditions. If your visa does not permit you to volunteer, this may have implications for your future ability to work/study/remain in the UK. If you require further advice or information, contact UK Visas and Immigration, visit www.gov.uk , or contact Sussex University's Immigration Advisers: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/internationalsupport/immigration