Course Representatives

What are Course Reps?

Course Reps represent the academic interests of fellow students on their course and year group. They are an official first point of contact between students, University staff and the Union. 

Course Reps seek students’ opinions on aspects of their course such as: learning resources, facilities, teaching, assessments and feedback, and they strive to use these opinions to improve the University experience. In doing so, they also attend relevant meetings in the University and in the Union throughout the year where they represent their peers. They are provided with training from the Union which enables them to deal with various issues or point students in the right direction to receive support and guidance.

They work together with other Course Reps and their Faculty Reps to ensure the students’ voice is heard and listened to. Course Reps are valued and supported by both the University and the Union. Being a Course Rep provides a unique opportunity to meet students from across the University, plus a chance to develop a wide range of skills whilst building confidence and gaining valuable experience that will look great on the CV.

Course Rep Conference

Course Rep Conference (Rep Con) is our flagship training event every year, with over 400 students attending to share ideas and work collaboratively to make the Student Experience at Portsmouth the best it can be.

This year, Rep Con will take place on the 19th and 26th October 2022, details about this event will go out soon! You can book your place by clicking here!

Associate Deans of Students (ADS)

Each University Faculty has an Associate Dean of Students (known as an ADS). They are responsible for implementing the Course Rep Scheme in their Faculties and represent an important point of contact if you need to escalate issues. You may also find them a useful source of knowledge if you require additional information. A list of the University's ADSs can be found below.

  • Simon Brookes - Creative & Cultural Industries - Email
  • Mary Williams - Humanities & Social Sciences - Email
  • Zoe Dann - Business & Law - Email
  • Kirsten Farrell-Savage - Science & Health - Email
  • Lee Woods - Technology - Email

Course Rep of the Month

Each month we run our Course Rep of the Month award. This award is given to a Course Rep who has excelled in their role, going above and beyond to represent their students. Students and staff can submit their nominations monthly with the award being announced in the first week of each month.

Click here to submit a nomination for Course Rep of the Month


 Course Rep Handbook

Check back soon for our 2022/23 Handbook!

 Course Reps Facebook

 Course rep Twitter

Other Rep Resources

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