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You’re part of the community at ARU and we are here to help you have your say on your experience at ARU

 We have over 500 students taking on Rep roles each year and we want every student to be involved

 Read on to find out more about the different roles and how to apply, vote and use your student voice


What is a Rep?

Reps are students, elected by their peers, who work to champion the views and interests of students. They provide an essential link between you, the Students’ Union and the University.

There are 5 types of Academic Rep at ARU Students' Union:

Officer* (full time and part time paid roles) Applications Open January 2024

Faculty Rep(part time voluntary roles) Applications Open September 2024

Course Rep (part time voluntary roles) Applications in January and October for new intakes

Postgraduate Research (PGR) Rep (part time voluntary roles) Applications Open September 2024

National Conference Delegate (part time voluntary roles) Applications Open September 2024


Find Your Course Rep or Postgraduate Research Rep

*The Officers and Faculty Reps form the Executive Committee - find out who your Executive Committee members are hereThe Executive Committee

How Can I Become a Rep?

All students who are members of ARU Students' Union are able to stand for election as a Rep in a maximum of 3 roles: 1x Course Rep or Postgraduate Research Rep, 1x Officer, Campaign or Faculty Rep role and 1x National Conference Delegate position.


Officers (President and Vice Presidents) are elected during our The Elections in February / March each year. These paid roles have a term of office of one year starting in June.

Voluntary Rep roles

Course Reps, Postgraduate Research Reps, Faculty Reps and National Conference Delegates are elected in October during The Rep Election, which takes place online. These roles have a term of office from October - 31st August.

Additional Course Reps are elected in January for specific intakes. These elections take place in your classes.

To nominate yourself as a candidate, head over to the elections page and see what roles are open now. Keep your eyes on your inbox and pay attention in your classes - our January intakes, nurses and other vacancies are sometimes elected in your classrooms!

To find out more about each role, please click on the tabs above.

By becoming a Rep you will benefit from experience and opportunities which will help you to develop key employability skills including communication, negotiation, problem solving and strategic thinking within the following tasks:

  • Gathering feedback from students using a variety of tools.
  • Presenting feedback impartially in University meetings.
  • Working in partnership to find and negotiate solutions to issues.
  • Communicating feedback with students.


I am a Rep!

If you are already a Course or PGR Rep, then you can access your resources here:

I am a Course Rep - Rep Hub




Are you a student studying at ARU London? Click here!




How to contact us:

Representation Coordinators:

AHESS & Campaigns: Jo Bunkle 

HeMS: Tom Heald

FBL & FSE: Rebecca Hinton


Democracy and Campaigns Coordinator:

Demi Smith


Engagement Manager:

Emma Howes