Becoming a Student Representative

Why would you want to become a Student Representative? What will you get out of it?

  • The chance to make a real difference to the lives of students at the University of Hertfordshire and an opportunity to shape and influence change on your programme and the School. You will gain an insight into how matters that affect students operate ‘behind the scenes’
  • Training which will benefit you in other areas of your academic and personal life both at University and beyond
  • The opportunity to acquire and develop skills sought by employers
  • Valuable experience that can be included in your CV
  • Experience of formal meetings

How can I apply to be a Student Representative?

Candidates are invited to present their case for election to the students that they hope to represent by electronic means and/or via a Programme notice boards – Student Reps are usually elected in March or April (ready for the next academic year), or during the induction period at the start of Semester A.

  • School Community Organisers (SCOs) remind students about the election process two weeks before the election is due to take place and do so again, one week before the election
  • If there are insufficient candidates to warrant an election, candidates are appointed without election to the role of Student Representative.

Students interested in becoming a student representative should contact the School Community Organisers or speak with their Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programme Leader.

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