Academic Rep Elections

October 2018

What you need to know.

Ever wondered how modules and programmes improve, or how comments from students contribute to the improvement of the educational experience at Royal Holloway?

Well now is your chance to find out and make an impact with our revamped academic representation system. This is your opportunity to work with your peers and make sure their academic interests are represented! If elected, you’ll be able to represent the academic interests of your fellow students, liaising directly with the people directly responsible for designing and delivering your education. If you’re passionate about education and driven to make a change, this isn’t an opportunity to pass up.

There are two roles in this election:

Course Rep - Course reps are the backbone of academic representation - we just couldn’t do anything without them! As the largest group of reps, they’re tasked with gathering feedback from students, doing the on-the-ground work to make change at a module/programme level. One way in which reps will feedback is through Staff-Student Committee meetings (SSC) which all reps will get to attend. In previous years, reps have done all sorts, from getting assessment deadlines moved, to having more staff resources put into a module so everyone interested could take it, and this just scratches the surface.

Course Rep Job Description

Department Rep - Overseeing the course reps within a department, department reps regularly meet with, and gather feedback from, course reps. They exercise influence at a department level, contributing to Periodic Departmental Reviews, Annual Reviews and acting as a Curriculum Consultant. They are also the Chair of the SSC, working with the key contacts to develop agendas and papers, and ensuring that meetings are constructive and effective.

Department Rep Job Description

If you want to discuss the roles more you can get in contact with Jack O'Neill, VP Education, by email or pop into the SU and have a chat.

How to VOTE

Voting will open on Monday 15 October at 10:00 am and close on Wednesday 17 October at 16:00. To vote, all you have to do is sign in, and click on the position you would like to vote for. You will then have a chance to select the candidates in order of preference. Please make sure you cast your vote before the close of voting on Wednesday 17 October at 16:00, no votes can be cast after the deadline.

  • To vote, you must be logged in.
  • Click on the position you would like to vote for (in most cases you can vote for two, course and department).
  • Place the candidates in order of preference.
  • Once you are happy with the order, click 'submit'.
  • You can go back in a vote for any positions you have not clicked submit on before voting closes on Wednesday 17 October at 16:00.