Faculty Representatives

What are Faculty Reps?

Faculty Reps are students who have been elected by fellow students from within their Faculty to feedback the views of those they represent to their Faculty, the University and Students’ Union.

They work with the Academic Affairs Officer in representing students by sitting alongside them on various committees and attending the Academic Zone. They meet regularly with Academic Reps and their Faculty leadership to raise and respond to student feedback.


Who is my Faculty Rep?

Current Faculty Reps are listed in the table below.

 

Faculty

Name

Email

Faculty of Arts and Social Science

Roisin Donnelly

rod31@aber.ac.uk

Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences

Joao Louro

Chloe Wilkinson-Silk

jol55@aber.ac.uk

chw64@aber.ac.uk

Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences

Troy Wenham

Dhanjeet Ramnastsing

trw8@aber.ac.uk

dhr5@aber.ac.uk

 


 

Why should I become an Faculty Rep?

We believe that the student voice matters and work to ensure students views, needs and concerns shape your Department, University and Students’ Union.  By becoming an Faculty Rep, you will have been elected by fellow students and therefore who better to represent their views?

You’ll develop new and existing skills, enhance your employability and join a network of like-minded students involved with the Students’ Union.

As well as receiving a certificate and having the role recognised on your HEAR transcript upon completion; you will have the chance to be nominated for an award at our end of year awards.


How can I become an Faculty Rep?

Elections take place in February and March each year for the forthcoming academic year; these are held alongside the elections for our Volunteer and Full-time Officers.

Where positions are unelected, a by-election will be held early in the new academic year (usually October or November) to fill vacant positions. If you would like more information or are interested in standing email union.elections@aber.ac.uk.


What training and support is provided?

All Faculty reps are invited to attend training alongside other Volunteer Officers before the start of the term one in September. Those unable to attend or elected at a later date will be invited to attend an alternative session.

As well as training, you’ll receive dedicated support from both the Academic Affairs Officer and Academic Representation Coordinator, meeting monthly during term time to discuss feedback, listen to any concerns and provide ongoing support should you need it.

Similar to Academic Reps, you may also have the opportunity to attend regional and national conferences to meet reps from other faculties.