As a student, you are encouraged to play a full part in the decision-making processes of the University – and there are many opportunities for you to do so, whether through your Course Committee, as a course representative, through the University Validation and Review Process as a University Student Panel Adviser, or through the Students' Union (UWSU).
For undergraduate students these activities can also be recorded on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR). For further information, please visit the Higher Education Achievement Report page.
Each University course has course representatives, who are students elected by their fellow students at the start of each academic year. Course representatives collect feedback from students on the course and present this feedback to Heads of faculties, course leaders and other academic staff at committee meetings.
It is recommended that you read the information available on this web page before nominating yourself to be a course representative. The UWSU and the University have jointly produced a role description that outlines the expectations of a course representative.
- Course representative role description (PDF)
- Course Rep Code of Practice (PDF)
- Quality Assurance and Enhancement Handbook (PDF)
Induction workshops and ongoing support for course representatives is provided by the University of Westminster Students’ Union, the Quality and Standards Team, and the faculties.
Student Rep Handbook
Download the Students' Union's Student Rep Handbook (PDF 13.4MB)
Find out more on the Students' Union Course Rep webpages.
University Student Reps
University Student Representatives work together with Course Representatives, the University and the University of Westminster Students’ Union to make sure the student voice is heard in wider University and faculty-level discussions. The UWSU and the University have jointly produced a role description that outlines the expectations of a University representative.
Current Course Representatives are invited each year to submit an application for the University Representative role.
For more information on the role and the selection process please email, [email protected].
Student Panel Advisers
The University of Westminster is introducing a new opportunity for students to be involved in the enhancement of University courses and to assist with improving the academic experience of the student body.
Any new courses introduced at Westminster and any existing courses scheduled for period review will include a Student Panel Adviser from October 2016.
For more information on the Student Panel Adviser role and how to apply, please visit the Student Panel Adviser webpage.