Become a School rep

School Representative

Thank you for your interest in becoming a School Rep for the 2019/20 academic year. School Reps ensure that student issues and concerns are raised and dealt with at an appropriate level within their Directorate. They work with Course Reps and their School's Officer to improve the student experience for those studying within their School. 

The first round of recruitment for the 2019/20 academic year has now taken place. Any unfilled School Rep positions have now been made available for applications via the Opportunities Finder, which you can get to through the application button below. You will also find a table of all the School Rep positions, with vacant position marked in red, on this page. If you have any questions about applying, please feel free to contact 

What Does it Involve? 

  • They act as the point of contact between all Course Representatives in their Department and their Director.
  • They work with other School Reps to conduct further research into School-wide issues which they present to their Head of School. 
  • School Reps will develop good interpersonal skills, the ability to critically appraise and analyse data, and have a good understanding of the issues facing students within their school.
  • Full training will be provided.

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What Will I Gain?

School Reps gain demonstrable experience in key employability skills including communication, organisation and planning, digital enagement, negotiation, and much more. Ultimately, you'll be making a positive impact on the experiences of your peers and future students within your School. You will also gain access to:

  • Training and development opportunities throughout the year.
  • Incentives and rewards for participating in events throughout the year. 
  • Exposure to senior decision makers with the Union and University. 
  • Acting as the representative for your peers.
  • Access to £5,000 Library champion budget to request books for students.

Students can nominate themselves for the relevent position in their School based on which Department their course sits within. The Directorates that are still vacant for applications are marked in red.  If you are unsure which Directorate you belong to in your School, please email and we can let you know :

Arts and Media Business and Law Health and Society Computer, Science and Engineering Environmental & Life Science Built Environment Salford Languages
Art and Design Business and Management  Social Sciences Acoustics, Digital Media Audio Engineering (ADMAE) & Tele-communications Biology, Wildlife & Zoology Architecture & Digital Technologies Salford Languages
Broadcast Media International Finance, Accounting & Economics Nursing & Midwifery

Acoustics, Digital Media Audio Engineering & Tele-communications 


Biomedical Construction & Management   
English & Creative Writing Law Allied & Public Health Civil Engineering Chemical Science Postgraduate Research (SOBE)  
Film & Digital Media   Psychology & Sport Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering Geography Property and Surveying   
Journalism     Computer Science & Software Engineering Postgraduate (PGT & PGR)    
Music and Dance      Physics & Maths      
Politics and Contemporary History            

This is a voluntary and unpaid position