Academic Representatives (most often known as Academic Reps) are the vital link between the Student Body, and the Student's Union. Without Academic Reps, the Student's Union would not be aware of any problems, issues or examples of good practice across the university. Find out more about how the Representation System works.

Here we have provided some resources for you as an Academic Rep to help you in your role such as training information, briefings and more, but, for anything you can't find, email

Briefing papers

Briefing papers for committees and topical issues will be published on a regular basis. Information about where briefings are located are below.

Feedback Form

If you have changed something either in your SSLC or in your role as a Rep, we want to know! You can now submit any changes that you have created via our brand new Change Report Form. The purpose of this is so that we know what you are doing, in order to communicate out the importance of Reps. Tell us now:


Update from your Academic Rep TEMPLATE


All Academic Reps upon election will be added to an Academic Rep Moodle course which contains useful information and guidance on being an Academic Rep.  Once you have completed the quiz at the end of the Moodle you will be able to get your Academic Rep hoodie!

The training module will cover topics such as:

  • Gathering student opinion
  • How your Student/Staff Liaison Committee works
  • Key skills to develop
  • University codes of practice and regulations
  • Students' Union Top Ten
  • Key dates and activities for reps throughout the year
  • Providing good feedback in committees

Throughout the year discussion topics, forums and e-tivity opportunities will be available for Academic Reps to discuss key issues.  Briefing papers and reports will also be uploaded to ensure that Academic Reps are up to date with current news and issues affecting learning and teaching.

The Students' Union also organises an Academic Reps' Conference which in 2017/18 will be held on Saturday 28 October, more information about how to register and what workshops will be available will be sent to Academic Reps and will be available on the relevent conference pages. This event is a great opportunity to meet other Academic Reps and attend workshops to help you be the best rep that you can be. Workshops are delivered by a mix of SU staff and Officers, University staff, National Union of Students staff and Officers and Higher Education professionals.

If you have any issues, or cannot access the training please email us at

Staff Student Liaison Committees (SSLCs)

More information about SSLCs can be found on a dedicated pages for students and staff.

Papers & Reports

The Students' Union attends around 90 University Committees and working groups to represent student opinion in all aspects of the Student Experience. Whilst much of the activity at these meetings involves discussing and debating papers, reports and topical activity, the Students' Union also submits a variety of papers itself.

Whilst every effort is made to share all papers submitted by the Students' Union, as some contain information that is deemed as 'sensitive' to those committees, full data or reports may not be available. 

No papers or reports are currently available.

Archive reports and papers are available to view and read including Education Officer reports, ULTQC reports, CSSU papers, SSLC Departmental Resources and more (sign-in required) »


Dates for your diary

Academic Council (for Academic and Faculty Reps)
Academic Exec (for Faculty and Senate Reps)
An Update From Your Academic Rep (Template)

National Student Survey

Information about the 2017 National Student Survey will be available once results are released in August 2017.