Become a Rep!
What are Academic Reps?
Academic Reps (sometimes called Class or Course Reps) represent their classmates and peers on the issues affecting them in their education, especially on academic issues like course material, online resources, or other things that arise during your programme of study!
They work with their lecturers and academic staff to bring up relevant issues and concerns, to try out new ideas, and make suggestions and plans for positive change in your course, Department, or even across the college.
Reps also work to bring issues to the Students’ Union when they might not have been resolved with staff. They can also get involved in all the great campaigns and initiatives the Students’ Union runs to engage students and to support them during their education. You might even have some ideas for the Students’ Union that they could work on!
Why does USI want you to consider running to be a Rep?
Reps are crucial to ensuring that the student voice is heard during your college experience. Over the years Reps have achieved lots of wins that have benefited students, in their own class, across their college, and even at a national level!
USI wouldn’t have achieved the big wins if it weren’t for all the hard work and dedication of thousands of Reps all across Ireland.
Without you, we couldn’t do the work that we do on fighting student loans, improving teaching and learning, campaigning on mental health, and raising all sorts of issues that affect the lives of our 374,000 members!
Reps can receive rewards and awards from their Students’ Union in recognition of all their efforts to represent students.
Here at USI we run the annual Student Achievement Awards Ireland (SAAI) towards the end of the academic year.
Could you be our next Academic Rep of the Year?
Visit this page later in the year to find out more!