Every Programme (course) in City, University of London elects one or more Programme Representatives, and that could be you!
So, what is a Programme Rep?
A Programme Rep is a student who represents students on their course. If there are any issues with a course, for example, no PowerPoint slides for lecturers, a Rep can raise this and ask for this to be changed. Ultimately, Reps can make the whole University experience much better which means happier students!
Raising issues or praise can be through formal meetings with other Reps, Course Officers, Programme Directors or also via email!
How can I become a Programme Rep?
During the first few weeks of Term 1, one of your lecturers will tell you about the opportunity to be a Rep and how to put yourself forward. The Students’ Union will email you and stick posters and leaflets around the University to catch your eye. Any student can put themselves forward so please don’t be shy!
You might be asked to write up a few sentences about why you want to be a Rep or even get the opportunity to speak at the front of your lecture. Your fellow students will then elect you if they feel you will represent them best!
Why should I become a Programme Rep?
Programme Reps are incredibly important because they make sure that the student voice is heard on each course at City, all the way from Undergraduate courses up to PhD.
Programme Reps are invited to key meetings where important decisions are made, for example, Student-Staff Liaison Committees, where you could ask for lecture capture to be used on your course!
You can make positive change(s)
Programme Reps are also key to making sure that the University is constantly listening to, and responding to, real student feedback. If something is not working on your course? Or if something is working well and you want more of it? Programme Reps can let the University know so that they can act on it.
You can learn and develop skills
Being a Programme Rep is a great development opportunity and can help you develop your skills set, ultimately making you a more employable student!
You receive training
The Students’ Union trains and supports over 700 Programme Reps across the University each year. Through the training provided, Programme Reps are equipped with the skills they need to represent students and collate feedback.
- Cost-price personalised hoodies
- Certificate at the end of the year
- Invited to Awards ceremonies and other events
- Meeting lots of other students and University staff members
- Student Leadership Conference
- Skills workshops and personal development
Can there be more than 1 Rep on my course?
Yes, most of the time. Unless your course has less than 40 students, it should have more than one Rep.
Can I speak to someone if I’m interested but not sure yet?
Yes. You can speak with your VP Education or School Representative Officer (SRO)….
I don’t want to be a Rep this year but maybe next
That’s fine. You’ll hear from us again!