School Reps

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Interested in becoming a School Rep? Applications for all School Rep positions open in in late March/early April, but we may have some mid-year vacancies waiting to be filled, please check the application form to view all currently available positions.


Application deadline: Friday 30th June 10am

Interview Dates

Interview dates will be agreed upon an ad-hoc basis dependant on application date and team workload, all successful applicants will be interviewed no later than Friday 28th July.


£500 per Academic Year. (Pro-rated for mid-year vacancies)


16.00 per month average. This may increase or decrease depending on the time of year, or level of additional workload you choose to undertake.


We are looking for passionate and engaged students to join our team of School Representatives. Acting as a link between Course Reps, The University and your Students’ Union, School Reps are there to make sure that students are able to have their voices heard at all levels of the University.

You will work with senior staff in your faculty on projects and also attend School and Faculty level meetings. You will have an opportunity to directly influence the way the University does things and change the student experience for the better.

Our preferred candidates will be students who have experience being a Course Rep, who are good communicators with a positive approach to solving problems, and the ability to quickly understand and evaluate new ideas. You will need to be a team player, able to build relationships with other students and University staff, as well as being reliable and self-motivated.


  • Earn points towards Graduate+ Bronze, Silver and Gold
  • Regular Rep social events
  • Boost your CV
  • Training and experience in an important leadership role
  • Experience overcoming barriers and building confidence
  • Work to solve University-wide issues with your fellow School Reps
  • Networking with students and staff
  • Enhance your communication and problem-solving skills

Principle purpose of job

  • Represent the views of students at the School and Faculty level, and feedback on the outcomes of discussions.
  • Build relationships with key staff within the School and Faculty, and provide specific information about student issues and concerns.
  • Actively promote student participation in student engagement / quality enhancement activity, commenting critically but constructively on issues related to learning and teaching.


Job Description

Rep System Handbook (This handbook is aimed at Academic Staff but contains full descriptions of formal processes and meetings you may find useful to understand before applying)


Complete the below application form, and upload your CV. You will be asked to select the vacancy you are applying for, you must ensure you select the correct School and Department that you study in to be considered for the role. Your responses to the questions should demonstrate how you meet the person specification and your ability to perform the duties outlined. Late submissions are not accepted.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire students wishing to put themselves forward for the role of Music or Acting School Reps should NOT complete the below form. RBC School Reps are selected via an elections process that will be opened at a later date. 

It is highly recommended that students look at the Careers+ service resources for job applications before applying to ensure they submit a quality application. 

BCUSU is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on Race, Age, Disability, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Reassignment, Religion or belief, Marriage and Civil Partnership or Pregnancy and Maternity or any other protected characteristic. If you require any reasonable adjustments to assist you in the application or interview process please get in touch to discuss your needs. 

School Rep Application Form