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* If you wish to become a Programme Rep you can express your interest by telling your programme convenor and volunteering during the first class of the term. Elections will take place in the first class(es) of Term 1. You can read more about what they do here.
Interested in representing your peers next year?
Read through the role descriptions for the Department Rep or Accessibility and Inclusion Rep positions and see if it interests you! We are taking applications for the 2019-20 academic year, with the role commencing in September 2019. This page includes all the important info and the application form at the bottom.
What are Reps for?
Department Reps* are responsible for ensuring students are represented on their courses, helping the academic experience at Goldsmiths be the best it can be. Department Reps are part of a wider system of Reps which include Programme Reps, responsible for course level representation.
Accessibility and Inclusion Reps represent students with lived experience of disability. They focus on students with access needs in each department to ensure teaching and learning, e-resources, curricula and the general campus is inclusive and accessible.
* In some departments you will find Department Reps focused on levels of study (e.g. Undergraduate Department Rep and Postgraduate Taught Department Rep), and in some others they will be divided in fields of study (e.g. STaCS Communities, STaCS Therapies, etc.)
What will my role be?
The roles are at a departmental level, meaning you will be responsible for representing students in the whole department, at either an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research level. As a rep you will be invited to departmental meetings where you will feedback student views on a range of issues.
What do I get in return?
The Students’ Union will support you to be an effective representative of students through initial training, monthly meetings, one-to-one mentoring and subsequent training on a range of skills including public speaking, report writing and conducting research. Your departments will also involve and consult you when making decisions, which will give you key insight and influence into how your department works and how it affects student experience. You will also receive a £700 bursary.
What happens once I’ve applied?
Firstly you will need to fill in the form below indicating how you meet the criteria set out above. The Students’ Union and relevant academic department will review your application and be in touch if you have been shortlisted. Please note we receive a high number of applications so aren’t able to get back to you straight away. You will be contacted only if you get through to the next stage of interview. The decision on who to recruit is made jointly by the Students’ Union and your Academic Department, by looking at your application against the criteria.
VACANCIES UPDATE: We are looking for Department and Accessibility Reps from all departments.