Class Reps are the first point of contact for the Students’ Union. It is their role to represent their class and the issues that may arise – whether it involves the entire group or just one person. The system ensures that all students have a voice – whether it is an academic issue, facilities or welfare. Class Reps are elected by their class and are needed to ensure that the College Officers and Sabbaticals can do their job effectively.
How do Class Reps get elected?
At the beginning of each year we run a huge campaign to get as many Class Reps as possible. Your elected officers and School Reps should be calling into your class during the first few weeks and they will organise class elections then and there.
But, if somehow we’ve missed you, get in contact with your local office and we will facilitate an election.
If you are elected, what would you have to do:
You attend your Class Rep Meetings (we'll give you a lunch voucher) so that you can filter back information to and from your class. Even if you can’t make your class rep meetings you can let us know if your class is having any difficulties so we can give you the best course of action and support.
You will be able to inform your class of when the College Forums are taking place, and encourage them to attend if they would like any buildings issues they are having addressed.
Along with other class reps from your course, you will sit on your Programme Committee. This is an opportunity for you to have real and meaningful input into how your course is run, what its positive aspects are and what could be improved.
You will be able to fill your classmates in on events, promotions, offers and free stuff. Call down to us if you want to organise a class party, we have a class party vendor list and we can offer hints and tips!
Everything you need to know about being a successful and pro-active rep is covered in the Handbook. All the "do's and don'ts" are covered, and if you have any other queries, please contact us!