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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.

What are 'Departments'? 

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.

Colleges and Departments Diagram of the information on this page

  • Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences
    • Allied Health Professions
    • Biosciences & Chemistry
    • Nursing & Midwifery
    • Sport and Physical Activity
    • Social Work & Social Care & Community Studies
  • Social Sciences and Arts
    • Art & Design
    • Media, Arts & Communication
    • Humanities
    • Law & Criminology
    • Natural & Built Environment
    • Institute of Education
    • Psychology, Sociology & Politics
  • Business, Technology and Engineering
    • Service Sector Management
    • Computing
    • Engineering & Maths
    • Finance, Accounting & Business Systems
    • Management

What do Department Reps do?

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.

How do you become a Department Rep? 

Department reps are recruited each year in September, and are appointed by the College Officers. 

Are you interested in other activities?

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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