Become an Academic Representative
Imperial College Union works in close partnership with the College to maintain the quality of the Imperial educational experience. At the heart of this partnership is the Academic Representation Network, which brings together over 400 student volunteers from every campus, department and faculty.
Academic Representatives are students who volunteer to speak up for their peers and to collaborate with senior academics and professional staff to tackle problems within their course. Our Reps have succeeded in making significant and long-lasting improvements in a wide range of areas, such as the content of curricula, feedback quality and timeliness, exam timetables and formats, online learning resources, and the physical facilities available to our students.
The Autumn Elections is an opportunity for every single student to become an Academic Representative. The following roles are available:
- Year Representatives - two Reps for each year of Undergraduate study in each department
- Course Representatives - at least one Representative for each Master's course
- Group Representatives - at least one Representative for each PhD group or cohort
Interested in becoming an Academic Representative? Explore the Network here.
Nominate yourself to become an Academic Representative here
We also have Academic Reps for the Horizons courses available to undergraduates. As students are still choosing their Horizons course at the start of the academic year, elections for these Reps will take place later this term.
Become a Wellbeing Representative
New for 2017 is our Wellbeing Representation Network - a project unique amongst British universities, bringing student volunteers together to identify and tackle wellbeing, pastoral and mental health issues across the Imperial community.
The Wellbeing Representation Network will radically increase our capacity to tackle the academic, social and emotional challenges of studying at Imperial College London, by bringing together student volunteers from across the Imperial community.
Wellbeing Representatives will work with College staff, Welfare Officers and Academic Representatives to tackle big issues such as stress and pressure, mental health, the quality of personal tutoring, how our students are supported to be resilient and independent, the transition back into study for students who took time off, and more.
The following roles are available:
- Wellbeing Representative - four Reps for each department
- Wellbeing Departmental Representative - one or two roles leading Wellbeing work in each department. This role is available in XXDEPARTMENTS
Interested in becoming a Wellbeing Representative? Explore the Network here.
The Wellbeing Representation Network will be piloted for Postgraduates through a small number of selected volunteers, including the existing Academic & Welfare Officers of the Graduate Students' Union. If you are a Postgraduate interested in the Wellbeing Representation Network, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Union Council
Union Council is where our biggest political decisions are made. Council brings together student leaders from across all of Imperial College Union's activities - our Officer Trustees, Constituent Union leaders, senior Academic & Wellbeing Representatives, Liberation Officers, and Management Group Chairs. We also have sixteen Ordinary Members, made up of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from across Imperial's faculties.
What do Council Ordinary Members do?
The following roles are available:
- Engineering Ordinary Member (Undergraduate) - xX
- Engineering Ordinary Member (Postgraduate) - xX
- Natural Sciences Ordinary Member (Undergraduate) - xX
- Natural Sciences Ordinary Member (Postgraduate) - xX
- Medicine Ordinary Member (Undergraduate) - xX
- Medicine Ordinary Member (Postgraduate) - xX
- Non-Faculty Ordinary Member - xX
- This role is available to students of the Imperial College Business School and the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication as well as any other student not affiliated to a particular Faculty
Interested in becoming a Council Ordinary Member? Explore our democracy here
Take part in your Constituent Union