Academic Rep Elections Launch

We’ve been banging on about it since you arrived and now they’re finally here! Nominations for academic representation positions are now open.

Over the next three weeks, the student body will be electing over 400 representatives from across the university as course and department reps.

What Are Reps And What Do They Do?

  • Voluntary positions supported by the Students’ Union in partnership with Royal Holloway in order to improve education across campus.
  • Act as an important link between students and staff at Royal Holloway.
  • Talk to fellow students from within their cohort to find out how things are going.
  • Meet with key academic and departmental staff at least once per term to discuss the course.
  • Communicate any changes or new ideas that your course team may be planning with everyone.

What’s The Difference Between Course Reps And Department Reps?

  • Course reps collect feedback and communicate at course level.
  • Course reps are members of Staff Student Committees (SSC).
  • Department reps collect feedback at departmental level and support all course reps in their department.
  • Department reps chair Staff Student Committees (SSC).
  • Department reps receive a more in-depth initial training with personal goal development opportunities.

To find out more about the roles, head to our Academic Rep Elections page.

What’s In It For Me?

Along with representing students and making a change that can positively impact students for years to come, there are a range of benefits to being an academic rep. From a year round development plan advancing your skills and knowledge to fulfil the role and push your CV further, to a monthly recognition scheme celebrating the hard work that reps do.

There is also a tiered rewards scheme for each of the representative roles. You will have a series of opportunities to complete activities, all of which will tie in with being an engaged and high-performing representative. The rewards will vary from certificates, to merch and goodies, with the top reward being a reference for your CV and lunch with Professor Katie Normington, Senior Vice-Principal (Academic), so there’s a lot up for grabs.

How Do I Get Involved?

The entire elections process takes place online starting with nominations opening today and closing Wednesday 10 October at 17:00.

Not sure if you want to run for a position? Nominate a friend! Not only have we moved our elections online this year but you can recommend a friend online too. All we need is your name and email, their name and email and why you think they’d be good for the role!

Even if you don't want to run for a position, it's really important that you get involved and vote for someone you feel will effectively represent your views. Voting will open on Monday 15 October at 10:00, closing on Wednesday 17 October at 16:00.

Just a reminder for returning students and academic reps for the 2017/18 period, you will need to put yourself forward for the position again if you’re interested in continuing the role!


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