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The Course Rep Accreditation Scheme

You can receive accreditation from the Students' Union for being a Course Rep subject to you carrying out tasks throughout the year. This does not mean that you have to do a lot of extra work, rather that you will need to carry out your responsibilities effectively helping to ensure that you get the best out of your course for you and your peers.

The deadline to apply for Accreditation is 23rd April 2021 5PM.
Your award is dependent on how many of the Course Rep tasks you involve yourself in and for the higher levels of accreditation on the completion of some reflective exercises that will help you look back and identify the skills you have gained and the achievements you have made as a Course Rep. Attending all of the events on the Course Rep calendar will help you gain a higher accreditation but there are other things you can do also.

You can find full guidance in our factsheet here.

You can log the required volunteering hours here

You can fill in your Accreditation Application Form here. Please ensure you have completed all the required tasks and logged your volunteering hours before completing this form. If you would like to submit accreditation at distinction level, please email either the reflective exercise or video/article.


Accreditation Criteria



Must complete all Merit and Honours requirements, as well as the following:

  • Log at least 15 volunteering hours
  • Complete at least 4 Course Rep Journal entries
  • Attend two Student Staff Liaison Committees 
  • Complete at least 2 of the following:
    • At least 2 Course Rep Forums
    • At least 3 Repstival activities
    • The SU's All Student Meeting (ASM) 
  • Reflective exercise – Write a 500-word reflective piece on one of the following:

    o    Your overall experience of getting feedback as a Rep – What worked and what didn’t? Who did you go to for support? etc 

    o    Course Rep Meetings – SSLCs, Course Rep Forums, your experiences of them – What worked? What could be improved?

    o    Your experience with staff as a Rep – your SERCC, Course Leader, Module Leaders, School Reps – Who did you go to for support? What worked well? What could be improved?

    o    Your experience with the Students’ Union – Training, Repstival, communications, ongoing support. What worked? What could be improved


Students who are unable to attend above events for valid reasons (e.g. placements) may submit evidence to the accreditation panel of additional work/achievements for their consideration.