Academic Rep Elections: Stand Up And Make A Real Change To Your Education

There are lots of reasons why people choose to go to university, with different motivations and interests that may drive them to study here at Royal Holloway. But one thing you all have in common is that you're here to get a degree.

Your time here at Royal Holloway is filled with all sorts of exciting ventures: meeting new people, joining a society, starting a new sport or volunteering in the local community. But all of this doesn’t distract from your degree and as a Students’ Union, our job is to ensure that your educational experience is a good as it can be.

The best way that we can improve this experience for you is by having you directly involved in the development of your educational experience here. It's as simple as that.

Without knowing how you are all finding your degree programme, we don’t know how we can help improve your experience. This is where the Academic Representation system comes in.

Stand Up And Make Change To Your Education

By becoming a course or department rep, you play an integral role in the formation of your degree programme, communicating student feedback to the department so that any issues can be resolved, before it's too late.

Royal Holloway and many of the departments here are fantastic. But there are always things that can be improved and it is likely that you will experience something negative, however big or small, during your degree programme.

Essentially, you don’t want to be at graduation wishing that something in your degree was different: becoming a course or department rep is your opportunity to make a real difference.

Running for this role will not only benefit you and your course mates collectively - by representing their academic interests within department level meetings and making changes to the current provision in line with their thoughts – but also for you individually. If you get elected, you’ll gain access to exclusive training sessions, monthly awards and, rather excitingly, lots of free stuff!

But you need to be quick – nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 10 October.

Stand For Election / Recommend A Friend

Jack O'Neill // Vice President, Education