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Undergraduate Education

Taylor Sounes


Do you rep? The course rep system and how to get involved

Hi everyone,


With Course rep nominations open now until 30th April, I thought now would be a good time to give you the low-down on all things Course Rep.


Course reps are part of your academic representation system at uea(su). It’s so important to both the students’ union and schools across the University that there is positive and constructive communication between staff and students to better the student experience.


Course reps help to feed into discussions with their lecturers about things they like and dislike about their course; for example, reps have recently discussed ideas around timetabling, feedback and assessment, placements and printing credits. Reps also work with their school to come up with solutions to problems and advocate for your interests and represent the student voice.


As a course rep we give you access to lots of training before you start the role and also provide you with opportunities to raise issues with other members of the university in our new and improved Rep-Forum. This role is a fantastic opportunity to develop your employability skills such as communication, negotiation and public speaking; as well as developing networks amongst other like- minded individuals who are all passionate about leading change.


We want as many of our members as possible to feel empowered to contribute to discussions with their schools about their experiences at UEA. The opportunity to put yourself forward is LIVE NOW on the website, and you can do so by simply filling out the form.  


For our returning second and third-year students, any vacant places will be up for grabs and you can nominate yourself NOW via the website. We are also using ourNominate a Mate scheme again this year where you can put forward your peers that you may think would be a good representative but who might not put themselves forward normally.


As a former course rep and faculty convener myself, I know how important the work that all our reps do in helping uea(su) shed light on the issues that affect you guys whilst you are studying. I want to be able to work with you all to make the things we care about the most, happen. Let’s be the change. Let’s lead change together.


If you have any questions please do give me an email


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