Between 26 September - 10 October 2022, Course teams will be asking for students to put themselves forward as ‘Course Reps’ for the 2022/23 academic year.

Student course representatives, often just referred to as 'Course Reps, act as a voice for the students on their course, providing feedback to the University and Christ Church Students’ Union on their academic experience as well as wider student issues.

To be a Course Rep, you don’t need any prior experience, just enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved! The Students’ Union and University provide training and ongoing support to ensure you and your peers get the most from your role.

If you’re interested in representing students on your course, just let a member of teaching staff on your course know, and they will arrange an in-class vote.

What does the role involve?

All Course Reps will be invited to an initial training session in the last week of October. Afterwards, you’ll be expected to attend 3-4 meetings during the academic year, where you’ll get to share feedback from your peers and work with your course team to embed change.

In-between meetings, you’ll be expected to seek feedback from your peers to ensure you’re representing the majority view, and to feed back to them about any developments.

What’s in it for you?

  • It’s a key way to make a difference by helping your course team to enhance the student experience.
  • You’ll get to know students and staff on your course better.
  • You’ll be joining another massive community, comprising students from right across the university – many of whom you’d never otherwise get to meet.
  • You’ll be able to access bespoke training delivered by the Students' Union.
  • You can log the hours that you spend on student rep business on your Christ Church Volunteering Profile. This enables you to work towards one of four Certificates in Volunteering, helping your CV or LinkedIn profile stand out from the crowd.

If you want to be even more involved and represent even more students, there are also opportunities for School and Faculty Reps.

Throughout next week, we’ll be sharing the experiences of students who have already served as Course Reps, on Twitter and in our closed Facebook groups (2020/21 students2021/22 students2022/23 students). This will allow you to hear from them direct about how they've benefited from doing the role.

For more information about Course Reps, please visit the Students’ Union website and in particular read the Course Rep Handbook. Or if you have any questions, please contact