Levels of Representation
Which role is right for you?
Faculty reps sit on Faculty Board meetings and convey the student voice on the committee. Faculty Board is the highest level of discussions in a Faculty and often has various subcommittees. Usually, there is at the very least one undergraduate rep and one postgraduate rep on each Faculty Board.
Run if: You want to be able to really shape your course, your curriculum and the way that you are taught while being in a constant dialogue with students, listening to their concerns and keeping them up to date
School Reps sit on the Council of their School, which is responsible for the financial and strategic leadership of the particular School (Technology, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities). Most of the Schools also have an Undergraduate Education Committee or equivalent, and a Graduate Committee, to which the UG and PG reps may be invited.
Run if: You want to be part of larger decision making processes at the highest levels of the University; you’re interested in big and long-term change, even if it takes a while to take effect
Other types of Reps
Depending on your faculty, there might be separate reps for your department or year, who sit on Student-Staff Joint Committees, Student-Staff Consultative Forums, Learning and Teaching Committees or other bodies like Degree or Access Committees.
Run if: You’re interested in a particular aspect of how your faculty is run; you like working with students and University staff in a more direct and informal way; you want to make the small but crucial changes that students need, and see their impact directly
CUSU Education Officer
A full-time representative elected by the entire student body in Lent Term, the CUSU Education Officer sits on the General Board and its Education Subcommittee where many decisions from throughout the committee structure are consolidated.