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Course Rep Conference 2019


On Monday 4 February we hosted our annual Course Rep Conference. The Conference allowed Reps to attend a day event that aimed to teach them new transferable skills and broaden their Higher Education policy knowledge. Reps were able to attend development workshops, including:

  • Understanding your strengths for future career success
  • Who is University for? My role in transforming lives
  • Effective Participation in the University's Quality and Enhancement Processes
  • How to Represent
  • Meeting Structures and Practicing Professionalism
  • Self-care for the Course Rep
  • Your Course and the United Nations: How can I change the world? 
  • Where did all the time go? Understanding Time Management

Staff members from across the University delivered sessions to the Reps as well as some Students' Union led sessions. Each School also had the opportunity to run a School Forum which could be themed around a topic of the School's choosing, providing the School with the opportunity to discuss future proposals, address matters raised, as well as reviewing any common themes emerging for students within the School. 


Breaking up the day, Reps were invited to attend a high level panel debate, consisting of Ross Renton, Sarah Greer and Amatey Doku, the Vice President for Higher Education at NUS. The debate discussed a range of issues from potential changes to the Higher Education landscape, Brexit within the Higher Education context, value for money, and inclusion within Higher Education. You can read the minutes from this debate here.


We are really pleased with the student engagement received at this event and we cannot wait until next year to do it all again!

If you have any feedback or questions about the Conference, please get in touch with our Student Voice Assistant, Jodie Stilgoe, at