Congratulations on becoming a Rep!
As an Rep you will be working with other students and staff at all levels of the University to make positive change. You are an essential link between the students and the Students' Union and the University. At Anglia Ruskin University, you are 1 of over 600 of our students who volunteer their time to be a Rep.
We understand that being a Rep can be a daunting experience, but do not worry! The Students' Union are committed to supporting our Representatives in leading the change of our Union and our University. This page is dedicated to supporting you but if you are ever in need of additional help, please contact your Representation Coordinator.
To find out more information about your specific role, please click on the relevant tab above. If you are yet to have your Rep Induction, please sign up to an Induction session on the Rep Inducation Tab.
We have also grouped together all the resources you will need in your role under the Rep Resources Page.
We are always on the lookout for Reps who have created positive change within the University. Let us and all the students who you are representing what you are up to using the hashtag #RepWins on social media. Your #RepWin will also help us to decide our next Rep of the Month! Please join our Rep Community and share your #RepWins on our social media sites:
Anglia Ruskin Students' Union Reps @AngliaRuskinSU
You are a Volunteer!
As a Rep, you are volunteering your time for the benefit of your fellow students. This means that you are able to log your volunteering hours and skills to work towards your Volunteering Award and your Skills Transcript, which recognises all your volunteering dedication and can be used alongside your CV! Please head to the Volunteering Service webpage to find out how to create your profile and how to start logging hours and skills today! To find out which hours you can and cannot log, head to Rep Resources to find out more.
A message from your Education Officer
"As a Rep, you have a unique opportunity to create change on your course and in your community. You have the power to challenge the norm, engage with your peers, and act as a point of contact for students and lecturers alike.
Whether you know exactly what you want to do or you’re waiting to hear what your fellow students want to work with you on to change, you can talk to the team in the Students’ Union who are there to help you along the way. They can support you to develop an idea and will provide guidance to you in your role. It’s also good to keep in contact with your Course Leader, after all, they want things to be the best they can be as well.
Remember that we’re here for you at every step of the journey, and we love to hear from you – me especially! If you want to introduce yourself, have a chat, or work on a campaign with me, drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I don’t just love all things academic, I love everything about representation too!
I know you’re going to have a fantastic year. Enjoy it, and make it your own!"