Course Rep

I am a Course Rep

Empowering the student voice

Welcome Course Reps!

Welcome to your dedicated Course Rep page! 

Here you can find all the information and links you need to be able to make change and thrive in your role as a Course Rep this year! 

You're part of the Course Rep Team!

Missed Rep Con?

Did you miss our Rep Con training? No worries! 

We are running more faculty-specific Course Rep training sessions throughout November, keep an eye on this page and the What's On page for more information and tickets. 

You can also find all training slides here:

CCI Rep Con Slides

SAH Rep Con Slides

BAL Rep Con Slides

HSS Rep Con Slides

Tech Rep Con Slides

You will also be required to do GDPR training as a Course Rep, you will find this on the Student Leaders Portal. All information on how to find your training is here.

What are Faculty Reps

Faculty Representatives are selected by members of their faculty to ensure that their students' academic interests are represented. Faculty Representatives are also voluntary positions.

Faculty Reps will work with Course Reps in their faculty to make sure the student voice is heard and acted upon. 

The faculty reps can be reached by emailing

We are currently looking for Faculty Reps, to find out more information visit the UPSU website.

Who are Student Voice Assistants?

Student Voice Assistants (SVAs) are here to support you! 

SVAs are paid student staff that work part-time with the Union's Representation Team to make sure you have support you need in your role as Course Rep. 

There are 23 Student Voice Assistants, they are allocated one per school and will work with all Course Reps in the school, as well as University and Union staff. 

Your school will have an SVA assigned to support you, they will reach out to you at the start of your term as a Course Rep to introduce themselves. 

SVAs can help with: 

  • Meeting support
  • Feedback gathering 
  • Training and development opportunities 
  • Supporting you will challenges or queries 
  • Acting as a link with UoP staff 

CCI Student Voice Assistants:

BAL Student Voice Assistants: 

SAH Student Voice Assistants: 

Tech Student Voice Assistants:

  • Karolinne Cruciata - Tech Senior Student Voice Assistant 
  • Thierry Fox - SVA for School of Maths and Physics
  • Nana Adjei- SVA for School of Computing 
  • Kenny Ige - SVA for School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • Hugh Wallis - SVA for School of Mechanical and Design Engineering
  • TBC - SVA for School of Energy and Electronic Engineering 

HSS Student Voice Assistants: 

  • Jodie Harrington - HSS Senior Student Voice Assistant
  • Lisa Wallis - SVA for School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Catia Senos - SVA for School of Education, Language and Linguistics
  • Lissy Fuhrmeister- SVA for School of Area Studies, Sociology, History, Politics and Literature.

Course Rep Activity Log

New for 23/24 the CRAL will be used to log any Course Rep duties you carry out!

Things to include: 

  • Class shoutouts
  • 1-2-1 with SVAs and Students
  • Attendance of SVCs
  • All other relevant duties

The CRAL is divided into 3 sections:

What worked well? This is where you can briefly write any engagement opportunities with your fellow students, including class shoutouts / 1:1s / communication and networking.

Areas for improvement? This can be either a personal evaluation or anything identified as a CR you wish to develop.

Did you attend any EVENTS / MEETINGS / 1:1s? The list isn’t exhaustive - if you attended any other meetings or sessions you can include those.

You can find the CRAL template here. (Please make a copy of this template before editing it)

If you have any questions talk to your Student Voice Assistant or email

Your Elected Officer Team 23/24

Who are Elected Officers?

Elected Officers are Students that have been elected into full-time Officer roles by students.

The Elected Officers (EOs) are all representatives of the student voice. This means that the EOs speak on behalf of students at the University of Portsmouth at the highest level internal and external meetings to guarantee students are always being heard.

Each Elected Officer is responsible for a particular area of the Union. The Academic Representation Officer is responsible for leading the Course Reps and will work closely with you throughout the year to make change at the University of Portsmouth. 

To find out more about the Elected Officers, check out their webpage.

Key Contacts for Course Reps

As a Course Rep you may need to know different staff members from across the University and Union, you can find out how to contact them below. 

Associate Dean (Students) for Humanities and Social Sciences - Mary Williams

Associate Dean (Students) for Science and Health - Kirsten Farrell

Associate Dean (Students) for Business and Law - Zoe Dann 

Associate Dean (Students) for Creative and Cultural Industries - Simon Brookes 

Associate Dean (Students) for the Faculty of Technology - Lee Woods

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