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Student representatives

Student representatives play a vital role in ensuring that the student voice is listened to and acted upon. They provide an important link between students, the Students' Union and the University.

We typically have about 1,400 student representatives. The representative system is jointly managed by the University and Students' Union through the Student Rep Management Group.

What is a student rep?

Student reps work with students and University staff to identify and address issues affecting the educational experience.

Their main role is to:

  • represent the views of their fellow students
  • work with staff to contribute to positive changes on their course

Student reps also have the chance to:

  • take part in training sessions about how to represent students views effectively
  • develop transferable skills such as public speaking, problem solving and team working
  • apply for the Hallam award

Two types of student rep

  • Course reps represent the views of fellow students on their course. They typically communicate through face-to-face discussions, social media, email, comments forms and Blackboard (the University's virtual learning environment)
  • College executive reps represent the student voice at a more senior level in the university and participate in college, University and Students' Union committees. You need to have some experience as a course rep before you can become a college executive rep

For more information about becoming a student rep go to the Sheffield Hallam Students' Union website.

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