Look here for up to date information about training, support and resources for the Course Rep role.




Course Rep are an essential link between students and staff, ensuring that the university takes into account the views of students and that they receive the best possible education

Course Rep Role Responsibilities

  • To gather feedback from fellow students on the academic experience on their course
  • To discuss issues raised with staff members
  • To attend staff/student meetings and put forward the views of the students they represent.
  • To feedback to fellow students on the outcome of meetings
  • To liaise with the Students’ Union - keeping them informed of relevant issues and seeking support if needed
  • To treat the role responsibly and be prepared to represent the views of the majority of students even if the rep does not personally hold the same view

Benefits of Taking on this Role

  • You will be having a positive impact on the student experience and the quality of your course
  • It is a very social role and a great way of getting to know other students and staff
  • A fantastic opportunity to take on responsibility and develop self confidence in a supported role
  • Transferable skills can be developed such as communication, time management, negotiation, diplomacy and leadership (all great for the CV!)

Gain a greater understanding of how the university works

  • Recruitment: Course reps are recruited in the first four weeks of the academic year. If you would like to take on the role let your Course Leader and course mates know that you are interested in becoming the Course Rep for your year. If several students are interested there may be an informal election or the role may be shared if there are a lot of students on the course.
  • Training: The Students’ Union run Course Rep Training sessions in the first semester which are essential for all newly elected reps - they provide a great introduction to the role, an opportunity to meet your fellow reps and have any questions you may have about the role answered.
  • Support: As a Course Rep you will be supported in your role by your Course Leader and by the Students’ Union, so there will always be someone you can talk to when issues arise.
  • More Information: To find out more take a look at the Students’ Union Course Rep pages at You can also email Dan Simmonds, Student Representation Coordinator at the Students’ Union with any queries you may have at




The Students' Union run Course Rep training sessions on all university and college sites throughout the academic year. If you are a newly appointed Course Rep these sessions are a great way to learn how to be effective in your role, meet fellow reps and have any queries about the role answered.

Signup for training here



Take a look at the role handbook below



Here’s some guidance on using Student Central to send emails

1. Login to Student Central

2. Click on 'my course: .....'

3. Then you should see an ‘Email’ link in the menu of your course area, click on this link. (If you don’t see one, talk to your course tutor and ask for one to be placed there)

4. In the window that opens up, select the ‘All Student Users’ option.

5. Enter the ‘Subject’ of the message (*you will find it useful to put the level you are sending the message to in this line, see image below), the message details and use the ‘Attach a file’ link to add attachments.

6. Click ‘Submit’

Your message will be sent to all students on this course.



Use this form to reflect and make a plan for resolving issues which come up on your course



This popup contains a number of University documents which help clarify students’ rights on a number of issues. Before using any of the information found within this section make sure you read our guide to discussing policy.

Using University Policies & Regulations

Our guide on how to use the policies and regulations found in this section.

Download here
Student Representative Policy

The rep system is run as a partnership between students, the Students’ Union and the University. Find out how this works by reading the policy.

Download here
Personal Academic Tutoring Policy

Every student at the University of Brighton should have regular access to a personal tutor to review and support their development as they progress through the course. This policy sets out students’ entitlements, as well as reasonable expectations for staff members.

Download here
GEAR (General Examination & Assessment Regulations)

This document sets out the regulations relevant to every course run by the University of Brighton. It is a good resource for understanding your rights and expectations as a student at the University of Brighton.

Download here
Equality & Diversity Policy

This outlines the University’s commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive learning and working environment free from discrimination and bullying

Download here
There are no current news articles.


Tel: 01273 642891
Course Reps logo

If you have any questions related to Course Reps then contact Dan and Gráinne over email or call via the information above. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at one of the Course Rep Training Sessions!