Programme Reps

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What are Programme Reps?

Programme Representatives (or Programme Reps) are an integral part of university life.  They are current students who share the views and opinions of the students on their course with their academic teams, SMSU and other Programme Representatives across the university.

How do I find out who my Programme rep is?

Speak to your Programme Director or contact the Students’ Union.  If your course does not have a rep, why don’t you become one?

How do I become a Programme Rep?

Firstly you should speak to your Programme Director who will advise about elections or agreement from students on your programme.

How are Programme Reps supported?

Programme Reps are fully trained and supported by the SU President through PR forums, electronic communications and one to one meetings throughout the year.

What do Programme Reps do?

Programme Reps are the voice of the students on their course and share feedback and views of the students that they represent. Programme Representatives also attend ‘Programme Board’ – a meeting with academic staff and reps from other year groups to discuss course specific issues.  Reps should also attend forums with the SU President (3 times per year) and SU Council (4 times per year).  These meetings allow Reps to meet other Reps from different courses and schools and help make changes to the wider university community.

Benefits and recognition

Being a Programme Rep is a great experience, excellent for your CV and ensures that the university is constantly improving the quality of the student experience.  There are also ‘Programme Rep of the year’ awards given out to one rep per school which will be awarded at the prestigious Summer Ball Dinner at the end of the year.

For more information, please contact the SU President – Conal Baxter, e:


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