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Please see below information you need to know about student representation.

About Student Representation Scheme

The Student Representation Scheme comprises two specific roles: Course Representatives and Subject Representatives. The Students’ Union coordinate the scheme and will provide separate training events for subject and course representatives. In 2020-21 we hope to see a further increase in the number of course representatives undergoing the training which ensures excellent preparation for this important work.

As we are a small Students’ Union we ask academic course leaders to elect up to two course representatives per level to represent the group. From this we ask you to give this information to the academic services administrator to upload into SITS before the 16th of October.

The reporting team at the university will run a report for the SU and the SU will contact students with training dates for them to sign up to. Please read the Election Process flowchart for more information, visit the Rep Hub under Student Voice on the Students’ Union’s website, or if you have any questions please email studentreps@glos.ac.uk.


Elections will look a little different this year please familarise yourself with the Electing your course reps guide and the other links at the bottom of the page which include:

  • Course Rep Elections Tutorial 
  • Course Rep Elections FAQ's
  • Course Rep Handbook 2020/21


SIMON stands for Simple Online Feedback Tool. SIMON is a tool to collect anonymous student feedback about all aspects of university life. Students can tell SIMON what works well at the university, what works less well and if they have any new ideas for UoG. 

What is done with feedback/data?

SIMON feedback is analysed and reports are sent to course and subject reps, all professional department leads and School heads; SIMON reports are also sent to university executives monthly to highlight student voice. SIMON reports will be sent to Academic Subject Leaders to be uploaded onto the course portal three times during the academic year. We advise that you organise meetings in accordance to ensure the student voice is being heard. 

Who can use SIMON?

All students can complete SIMON! Also Subject Reps and Course Reps use SIMON when they are talking to their students.

Useful documents

Student Representation Plans Letter 

Dialogue, Focus, Action

Course Rep Code of Conduct 

SIMON Redacting Guidance



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