Being a student rep

We want to collaborate with you to provide you and future students with the best possible courses and student experience, wherever you are studying with us.

Benefits of being a student representative

We recognise that our student body is made up of extremely busy people, often with busy work and home lives in addition to their studies. For this reason, we try to make the rep experience as easy as possible. Here are some benefits to being a student rep:

  • Networking and meeting other representatives / fellow students
  • Opportunities to influence high-level decision-making
  • Sharing ideas and information
  • ‘Giving back’ to your course or to the Trust by helping the Trust to improve
  • If you are a student studying at one of our National Centres, this gives you the opportunity to link in with the wider student body.

What is the purpose of the student rep system?

To give students a voice and influence over both course- and Trust-level policy and decision-making. In real terms, this means you have an opportunity to influence the way a course is run or on the way the Trust directs improvements and strategy. If you are studying at one of our National Centres, it will also help us to learn from your experiences and ensure you are receiving a comparable experience to your peers studying directly with the Trust.

What committees have student representation?

Roles and responsibilities

  • Attend committee meetings either in person or via video link – at least 70% (this can be divided between reps if there is more than one student member on a committee).
  • Read the papers, minutes and agenda of the meeting (this can be divided between reps if there is more than one student member on a committee).
  • Contribute to the discussion at the meetings, bringing your experience as a student
  • Where asked, to consult with your fellow students on issues to feed back to the meetings (normally this will involve discussing with students you have direct contact with our by using Moodle to get a wider pool).
  • Carry out actions given to you at the meetings.

Honorarium

In recognition of the status of our students as busy professionals, some committees provide an honorarium to cover some expenses and some of the time commitment involved. In order to be eligible to receive the honorarium, students must contribute by attendance (including video linking) at, or sending comments to, at least 70% of the meetings.

Contacts and information

Further information and guidance can be found about all these committees 

Course Committees: Your Course Administrator should be your first port of call if you are interested in becoming, or are a member of a Course Committee and need further support, guidance or information.

Other Committees: If you are a member and would like further support, information or guidance; or if you are interested in becoming a member of the Student Experience Committee, Academic Governance and Quality Assurance Committee, or Learning and Teaching Committee please contact contact Isabelle Bratt via email or on 020 8938 2238.