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Make Change Happen - Be a Rep

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Be a Rep - represent others and transform students’ ideas into positive change

You’re now part of the community at ARU so have your say on how your university develops. When you have an idea or want something new, we're here to help you make it happen.

Interview with a Rep

Chris Lovelock is one of our Student Representatives. Here he shares his experience with us.

Thanks for talking to us, Chris. Let’s start with which Rep position you hold?
Computer Science Course Rep, Second Year

Why did you stand for that position?
I felt that being part of the course wasn't enough and I wanted to help improve it, to give something back.

What was the highlight of being a Rep?
Challenging the university to get standardised feedback in two of the course modules that were previously all over the place. It was a great achievement. Students sharing their feedback with me meant I could work in partnership with ARU to use our ideas to make things more positive.

Would you recommend being a Rep to other students?
Most definitely. The more you contribute, the stronger our university will become.

What is your ultimate ARU moment?
Standing in the Election for Activities Officer and getting to know so many students and understanding their queries. It felt like being a university-wide rep.


‘The Students’ Union do a great job at expressing the minds of the students to the important people at the university. They always go above and beyond to make the changes and relevant improvements needed’


Be a leader, stand for election as a student rep and join a team of 600 students dedicated to improving your everyday experience. Find out more about Course Reps and all other Student Reps, including how to get involved here.


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