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Student Reps

What are Student Reps?

Student Reps are one of the ways that your Students' Union represents your academic interests. 

By collecting your feedback, and presenting your opinions to staff at the Union and University Student Reps make sure that your voice is being heard in the decisions that will imapct you. 

Your Rep will contact you and your cohort to ask your opinion on the issues affecting students, this might be things like study spaces, deadlines, assessments, or anything that is impacting your academic experience. You can also find your Rep at sussexstudent.com/studentreps

Applications to be a Student Rep open September 1st

Why be a Student Rep

Being a Student Rep is not only a great way to make a positive change at Sussex, but it also has lots of other benefits:

  • Reps are provided with training by the Students Union, which includes many transferable skills
  • You will be offered one-to-one meetings with a member of the Student Rep team, allowing you the chance to focus on what you want to achieve on a Student Rep, and provide guidance and support on how to do this. 
  • Reps can take part in our Student Rep Certificate. This has three tiers, Bronze, Silver and Gold. By completing three tasks for each tier you will qualify for book tokens, and a certificate of achievement, as well as a badge for your LinkedIn page.
  • It looks great on your CV! As a Student Rep you gain loads of transferable skills for example:
    • Attending meetings as well as collecting and presenting student feedback will improve your communication skills.
    • Your proactive approach to collecting feedback, and coming up with solutions to the problems students face you will improve your problem-solving and negotiation skills.
    • By being a Chair Rep you can also gain leadership skills, as the lead Rep in your school

This is just a few of the skills you will be able to put on your CV as a result of being a Student Rep! You can find out more about how volunteering can help you with your job hunt here.

Are you interested in being a Student Rep?

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 go a step beyond and become 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. 

Applications to be a Student Rep will open again September 1st! If you would like to be reminded about applications opening, you can sign up here


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



Contact Us

Undergraduate Education Officer - Chris Harding

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


Postgraduate Education Officer - Benjamin Matthews

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