What is a School Rep? 

School Reps are student volunteers elected by their peers to work with staff and students to improve the academic experience of students at the school level. There are two School Reps per school/department at each of UAL’s colleges.  

By working with school/department staff and other elected representatives to raise feedback and put actions into place, they can help to influence positive change that will improve the academic experience for both current and future students!   

What is required of School Reps? 

  • This role is flexible and fits around studies, requiring only hours per term with no prior experience necessary.  

  • Arts SU staff will provide all the relevant training and support needed.  

  • Once elected, School Reps meet regularly with their College Officer and Arts SU staff.  

  • They support Course Reps by raising feedback and issues at school level as well as representing students in their School once a term at Board of Study meetings.  

  • They also attend ad-hoc meetings with key staff from their College throughout the year and support engagement and community development within the school. 

More information on the School Rep role:


How do I become a School Rep? 

Any student studying at UAL can stand for election for the school rep role. Nominations open in January with elections held in March each year to fill positions for the following academic year. If roles aren’t filled in the Spring election, School Rep positions may be up for election in Autumn elections.  

You can find more information on elections on our Elections page.