Student Vacancy: School Representative

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School Rep

£10.46 per hour (plus holiday pay)

Part-time (30 hours per semester)

Applications close: Monday 25th September, 9am

To be able to apply, you need to be:

  • A student studying at the main Coventry Campus of Coventry University
  • Studying until at least Dec 2023
  • Not on a full-time placement during the 2023-24 Academic year

We currently have vacancies in the following schools:

  • Coventry Law School
  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Media and Performing Arts
  • School of Future Transport Engineering
  • School of Life Sciences

About the role

Coventry University Students’ Union is a student-led charity, we are led by hard-working, elected students who, together, reflect the experiences and hopes of our amazing membership. We further their interests to improve their lives as students.

We are looking for individuals who can further enhance our students’ learning experiences, increase their sense of course identity and support their professional development through activity that compliments their learning.

You will be responsible for representing all students within your school on matters relating to the learning experience. You will build relationships with key staff that work in your school and work on initiatives to improve education for the students you represent.

You will gather information from both students you represent and Reps that fall under you in your school to stay in touch with students’ views and opinions.

Additional duties include:

  • Building relationships with staff within their School and Your Students’ Union.
  • Mentoring Your Education Representatives, giving them direction as well as providing support and guidance
  • Attending University Committee Meetings and Your Education events
  • Playing an active role in working groups within their School and College.
  • Maintaining good relationships with Your SU leadership team including Sabbatical Officers, College Officers, and other Your School Reps
  • Providing updates on their School at Your SU committees such as Education Forum and contributing to the discussion between meetings
  • Using feedback from students and Reps to push for change. This can be through focus and working groups and/or campaigns within your School or College
  • Sharing information from your School, College or Your SU to Reps and the wider student body in your School
  • Develop and support initiatives to improve communication with students within your School
  • Providing content for the Your SU website, Aula Student Only Common Rooms, and Your Education social media
  • Updating and responding to messages within Your Course Conversation Groupings and Aula Common Rooms.
  • Completing all required training sessions for your role

The ideal candidate will be passionate about promoting fairness, opportunity, and equity for all students. They’ll be organised and a great communicator, capable of collecting feedback, delivering events, and speaking up in meetings. Most of all, they’ll be positive and good at building rapport with stakeholders.

What we offer:

  • Excellent experience that’ll help with career advancement such as project management, leadership, communication, time management, public speaking skills etc
  • The chance to plan, run and lead on events and activities, based on student feedback you have collected.
  • Opportunity to create positive change for yourself and students.
  • Access to full training and support, including development workshops to build on your employability skills.
  • Recognition of achievement through badges and rewards programmes
  • Networking events with staff and sabbatical officers.

How to apply:

You can find the job description and person specification here. Once you are ready to apply, please fill out this online application form.

More Information:

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively committed to promoting equality and diversity, and expect all staff, students, and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any queries, please contact


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