What do Reps do?

At Birmingham, over 1000 Student and Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Reps work with the Guild and University to represent students’ academic interests and to make real changes to teaching and learning on campus.

How Reps approach their role is up to them, but they will all work to:

  • Gather your opinions and present them in an appropriate and objective form to University staff and the Guild.
  • Provide constructive feedback to University staff and work in conjunction with them to reach practical solutions that work for everybody.
  • Keep students informed about the University’s response to their feedback and solutions to any issues raised.

Student and PGR Reps

Student and PGR Reps are the core of the Student Rep System. They are students who collect and communicate the views of their cohort (the students on their programme) to the School and the Guild.

They work in partnership with the University and Guild to continuously improve the student experience by attending Student Staff Forums. You can find your rep here.

Find out more by reading the Role Description.

School and College Reps

School and College Reps are elected by the Guild to represent all of the students in a specific School or College, either at Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research level. They attend Education Committees to ensure that students’ voices are heard at every level of the University’s decision making processes.

Find out more by reading the Role Description.