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What are Student Reps?

Student Reps are academic representatives that make sure that your voice is heard. They are a vital link between students, the Union and the University. Reps meet regularly with staff from the University and the Union, where they represent the voice of students. They make sure that student voices are being considered when decisions are made that will affect them.

Your Rep should contact you and your cohort to ask your opinion on the issues affecting students, but you can also find your Rep and speak to them about any academic issue you would like to see acted on. This could be comments about anything from assessment feedback to study spaces or module content. 

Are you interested in being a Student Rep?

Being a Student Rep not only gives you the chance to create a positive impact during your time at Sussex, but it provides you with a chance to gain invaluable employability skills.

As a Student Rep, you will attend meetings as well as collecting and presenting student feedback, improving your communication skills. Through your proactive approach to collecting feedback, and coming up with solutions to the problems students face you will also improve your problem-solving and negotiation skills. You can find out more about how volunteering can help you with your job hunt here.

If you'd like to read more in-depth about what being a Student Rep entails, you can read the role description. You can also take on further duties as a Chair Rep. If you want to become a Rep, you will need to put yourself forward online, and write 100 words as to why you would make a great Student Rep.

Once you have done this, the students on the course will select the person they would like to represent them. More details concerning dates for applications will follow soon. 

Applications for second and final year positions are open April 5th - April 19th, 5pm. Students will then choose who they want to represent them from Wednesday 24th April - Wednesday 1st May. Any positions not filled in May will be rerun at the start of the new academic year. This is when 1st years, foundation years and postgraduate reps will be selected.

How to find your Student Rep

You can find your Rep at sussexstudent.com/myrep, you can also usually ask at your school office, who should be able to tell you who your Rep is. 

Resources for current Student Reps

If you are currently a Student Rep you can find links to the online training, handbook and further information here



Student Reps: 2nd and final year positions

2019/2020 Student Rep election

To take part please log in to our website. If you are an undergrad who will be in their second or final year in 2019/2020, you can vote now for who will represent you in September! If you have any questions, or the right positions are not showing up, please contact Ellie, the Student Rep Assistant at the Students' Union at studentreps@sussexstudent.com.

96 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 17:00 on Wednesday 1 May 2019 (in 5 days and 19 hours)

Please log in to vote.
Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.
Candidate List
See who's running for each post and read their manifestos.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Education Officer - Ella Asheri

Email: ugeducation@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 67 8319
Office: Campaigns and Representation office, 1st floor, Falmer House


Postgraduate Education Officer - Sarah McIntosh

Email: pgeducation@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873353
Office: Room 132, 1st floor, Falmer House


Student Rep Assistant - Ellie Turner-Kilburn

Email: studentreps@sussexstudent.com
Office: Room 132, 1st floor, Falmer House


We remind any person considering becoming a volunteer to check whether they are allowed to volunteer under the terms of their visa or entry clearance conditions. If your visa does not permit you to volunteer, this may have implications for your future ability to work/study/remain in the UK. If you require further advice or information, contact UK Visas and Immigration, visit www.gov.uk, or contact Sussex University's Immigration Advisers: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/internationalsupport/immigration