Course Reps

Course Reps are an essential link between students and staff. They help to ensure that all courses are running to a high standard by finding out their classmates' views and delivering these to staff members at meetings. The Course Rep role is in place to make sure the University take into account the views of students to make a lasting, positive impact on the way their course is run. 

What is a course rep?

A Course Rep is a student that volunteers to share feedback at a course level to ensure that students are getting the most out of their University experience. The elected Rep will attend meetings with the University, raise any issues on behalf of their coursemates and help to create positive, lasting change. 

why are course reps important?

Course Reps are essential in representing the Student Voice; they help to ensure that students are getting the most from their course and that it is running smoothly. This involves delivering feedback which is both positive and constructive so that Course Leaders are aware of the student experience. 


If you're interested in becoming a Rep, let your Course Leader know at the beginning of the academic year. An informal election is held in class to decide who will be the representative for each course. You will have full training and get support from Brighton Students' Union before you begin the role. 

If you have any questions about how to put yourself forward please speak to your Course Leader or email

What are the benefits of being a course rep?

There are many benefits of being a Course Rep:

  • You will learn and develop a number of employability skills that will be useful for your further career

  • It looks great on your CV and is valuable experience as a volunteer

  • Being a Course Rep is a brilliant way to meet new people and make friends at University

  • The role will help to improve your confidence levels 

and the Reward Scheme...?

As well as the benefits detailed above, you will also get a Course Rep hoody and handbook once you have completed the online training.

For the 2020-21 academic year, each semester every Course Rep is entitled to a £10 Love2Shop voucher to redeem online at over 30 high street stores. All they have to do is complete the online training, attend their Student Staff Forums and complete the Course Rep Feedback Form

Course Rep resources

We've put together a comprehensive guide on all the info you may need on being a Course Rep here