Coventry University Students' Union CU Scarborough runs our successful Rep System working closely with the University to ensure that your voice is heard at various levels around the Scarborough campus on a variety of topics.
What are Course Reps?
CUSU Course Reps work in collaboration with CU Scarborough staff to improve the quality of every part of University life. Student Forums are a great opportunity to share feedback on your course, University Services such as the library, the building, catering and IT. Being a Course Rep is a great way to work with the University to create solutions for any problems students may have, as well as to give positive feedback and spread good practice!
Read more about what a Course Rep does here.
What are Senior Course Reps?
Senior Reps Two Senior Reps are recruited per faculty. They take on one of two roles within the Student Forum system. One senior course rep chairs the Student Voice Forum meetings whilst the other acts as a minute taker. This is a paid role.
Read more about what a Senior Rep does here.
Here are some of the numerous benefits you can enjoy being a Rep:
Boost your CV – Becoming a Rep gives you the chance to get practical experience of numerous skills for your CV. Gain evidence of your capabilities in public speaking, leadership, problem-solving, formal meetings and communications. We also provide additional training sessions for you to sign up to which will help develop your skills for that all important career!
Network with staff and students – Reps are their own community. Reps can regularly meet formally and informally within their forums, departments, and campus and we hold many events that bring Reps from the whole university together. Reps can also meet senior staff from their subject area at meetings to discuss feedback from their peers.
Exclusive Rep rewards – Every Rep who completes their role for the academic year gets a certificate to recognise their achievement. Some of our Rep roles also come with volunteer payments of up to £50 for the year.
Further Opportunities – Becoming a Rep can open many doors for progression. Your experience as a Course Rep can lay the foundation for you to become a Senior Rep, part of the Campus Executive or even run to be elected as Campus Officer or Sabbatical Officer.
What have our students got to say about being a Course Rep?
"Being a rep can help you be more aware of what’s going on in and around the university! Being a rep is one way to help become more confident and to help with university life. It also helped me with my personal life, knowing that I’ve got support from university."
"Being a rep for first year law has not only made me capable of making a difference for my classmates but it has also enabled me to get to know them all on a one to one basis as well."
"Being a rep made me feel a part of a great team. I’ve made new friends and got to voice what my classmates had to say. It helped build my confidence with speaking out."
"Being a first year policing student rep has allowed me to gain confidence in communication. It has also been an ice breaker with the rest of my fellow class mates and has been great to help them with issues that affect the whole class."
"Being a course rep has helped build my confidence and allowed me to develop new skills. I have found it very rewarding to see changes happen around university because of the feedback I have given on behalf of my class. It's is also a great opportunity to meet new people outside of your course."