Representing your academic interests
It's not just your course that you can give feedback on. We want to make sure students have reps who can listen to and support them at all levels.
Your Students' Union recruits one representative from each department to help support the Course Reps within that team and to make sure your feedback is heard at the best level. These students are Department Reps.
At SHU, there are three colleges. Each of these colleges is split into different departments, which are essentially groups of courses based on subject areas.
Department Reps are key to making sure the voices of all students are heard at a higher level, beyond your course specifically. We know that sometimes problems come up for students that are more widely spread, and we want to make sure that your opinions are heard, and changes are made, no matter what the concern is. Department Reps help with this and are paid students dedicated to provide this support.
Department reps are recruited each year, and are appointed by the College Officers, Representation team, and where possible a panelist from your Department, usually a Student Experience Lead.
Your Students' Union is a democratic organisation that empowers you to fight for change on campus and seek support from elected representatives who have got your back. You can find out more about other ways to get involved in campaigning, elections, policy, who your Officers are and more here.
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Applications for Department Reps have already had one round of recruitment, but if you are part of one of seven Departments still with a vacancy, you have until 9am 20th June to apply! Head to the link at the top of this page for more info.