UPSU Course Reps

Who students turn to if there are issues, concerns or excellent practice on your course.

Course Representatives (Course Reps) are elected students who represent their course mate’s opinions and views on educational issues to their Department, the University and the Union. Course Reps are:

Students who help to improve student experience for every course at the University of Portsmouth,
Students who are a virtual link between students, university staff and union staff. Students who act

Operating as usual

23/11/2022

Every year The University of Portsmouth Students' Union hosts our Annual Members' Meeting (or AMM for short) to let our members (that's our students at the University of Portsmouth) have their say over how we are run and what we believe in.

As a charity, this is something that we have to do by law - but that doesn't have to make it boring. We will be asking you for your opinion and putting responsibility in your hands.

If there is something you care about, we want to help. It's what we are here for.

Sign up HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-members-meeting-2022-tickets-460664569127

After AMM we will be hosting the UPSU Big Quiz where you will get the chance to win a grand prize & become known as the Big Quiz champions.
Come a long to meet other students, eat some free food & prove you have the ultimate skills in general knowledge!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-quiz-social-tickets-474218609627

31/10/2022

Don't forget to submit your rep wins to be in for a chance of winning Course Rep of The Month & get a shout out in our newsletter!

https://forms.gle/b7Sc1NYD2fvju1cQ7

27/09/2022

Come down and join us at the Representation Fayre in the Union today!

The first 100 students get a free Hideout donut!

University of Portsmouth Students' Union 31/08/2022

Are you looking for a part-time job with the Union?

We are recruiting Student Voice Assistants to help support the Course Rep Scheme throughout the year! 🤩

All the information on the role and how to apply can be found on the UPSU website 🌟

https://upsu.net/careers/view/GRM/student-voice-assistant

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10/05/2022

Are you coming to our End of Year Course Rep Social Event on Friday? 🥳

We're hosting a quiz to test your knowledge, so grab your brainiest friends and form a team! The grand prize for the winners is your choice of a Union branded hoodie, jumper, beanie, cap or t-shirt from the Union shop each!

That not enough to convince you? Fancy winning a Tassimo Coffee machine to help with those late night study sessions? Or how about a wireless sound bar to get the tunes going during those BBQ's in the sunshine? Well we're also going to host a raffle and we're going to give them away with loads of other prizes to lucky Course Reps during the event!

We'll also have pizza, snacks and drinks throughout the evening 🍕

Sign up for your ticket now! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/course-rep-end-of-year-social-tickets-327975823517

UNION AWARDS 01/04/2022

The Union Awards are coming!

Each year we run an awards ceremony where we award Course Reps for the hard work you have done this year, alongside the work of groups and societies, ambassadors and Union staff!

We are looking for your ideas and opinions on how you would like it to run. Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this form with your thoughts: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdh185GwYhBVIAdN3n2Ro-KB272XC-lPNgaE11rfxXVldjvoA/viewform?usp=sf_link

UNION AWARDS This is to show interest and what you would like to see from awards as an engaged student

28/03/2022

Are you a Course Rep in the Faculty of SCIENCE AND HEALTH?

Your Course Rep Assistants are holding an event for you! Come and join them in the Common Room at the Union Building, TOMORROW from 18:00-20:00! 🥳

There will be games, networking and FREE PIZZA!

23/03/2022

StART Talking Week is next week! 🥳

We hold three StART Talking Weeks a year where we encourage all Course Reps to get out and promote the StART Tool to students to gather feedback.

All feedback is anonymously sent to Course Reps and is really useful in helping you prepare for upcoming University meetings!

We are looking for volunteers to help us get out and about on campus and talk to students about the StART Tool. And we are offering reward vouchers for any Course Reps that sign up!

The shifts will take place every day next week, if you are interested please email [email protected] with your availability 😀

University of Portsmouth Students' Union 08/03/2022

Join us at the Union Building tomorrow for our first ever Elections Fayre! Taking place between 10:00 and 16:00 🥳

Come along and meet your candidates, ask questions and cast your vote. We'll also have fun activities and free snacks!

Don't forget you can also vote online at upsu.net/elections

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University of Portsmouth Students' Union 07/03/2022

Voting is now open!

Find the candidates manifestos and vote now at upsu.net/elections

Voting closes at 13:00 on Friday and every student that votes has the chance to win one of our amazing prizes!

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01/03/2022

Did you join in for the live Question Time event last night with the Academic Representation candidates?

If you missed it, you can catch up here: https://fb.watch/btZGu3q6-0/

The Academic Representation Officer works really closely with Course and Faculty Reps throughout the year, make sure you listen to what they are hoping to work on, read their manifestos and decide who you will be voting for next week!

This evening we are joined by the Democracy and Campaigns candidates from 17:00, see you there!

28/02/2022

Join us this evening from 17:00 on the UPSU page for a question and answer session with the Academic Representation Candidates!

Find out more about how the candidates plan to support Course Reps and learn about their manifesto points. You can also ask questions in the comments.

See you there! https://www.facebook.com/portsmouthsu

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10/02/2022

Are you joining us for February RepCon next week?

RepCon is our dedicated training session for Course Reps, we cover everything you need to know to become the best Course Rep possible.

The next RepCon will be taking place on 16th February at 1400, sign up now!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/february-repcon-tickets-244475862887

Memorandum and Articles of Association General Meeting 09/02/2022

Join UPSU next Wednesday at 15:45 in Third Space for free tea, coffee, pizza and doughnuts and the opportunity to vote on the proposed changes to our Mem Arts!

The Mem Arts outline how the Union operates and has to be updated every 5 years, this is your chance to vote on the changes and share student feedback on this important topic.

You can sign up for free and find out more information here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memorandum-and-articles-of-association-general-meeting-tickets-250374405587

Memorandum and Articles of Association General Meeting Join our EGM to have your say on our Memorandum and Articles of Association. More details of the changes made can be found below.

28/01/2022

Calling all Course Reps!

Today is the last day of StART Talking Week! Make sure you spread the word and get feedback from as many of your course mates as possible.

To get you started with have some up with some ideas of conversation starters!

Find the survey at: upsu.net/start

27/01/2022

Tomorrow is the last day of StART Talking Week!

We will be in the Library talking to students again tomorrow, if you would like to volunteer to join us please email [email protected]

If you can't make it to the library you can still help out by sharing the survey with your course mates and gathering feedback on your course.

Find the StART survey here: upsu.net/start

February RepCon 26/01/2022

February RepCon tickets are now live!

Come and join us for a digital Course Rep Conference and learn all the skills you need to be a successful Course Rep. We will have networking sessions, chances to chat to your Faculty Reps, a session from the PGM Ambassadors and much more!

Tickets are available now, don't forget to sign up soon:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/february-repcon-tickets-244475862887

February RepCon The February version of our biggest training event of the year! RepCon is essential for all Course Reps!

25/01/2022

This week is StART Talking Week!

Make sure you are promoting the StART Tool to the students on your course to gain their feedback on things that will make your course better.

All feedback will be sent directly to you so you can take it to University meetings and make a difference.

Find the survey at upsu.net/start

17/11/2021

We are half way through StART Talking Week!

Keep sharing the StART tool will students on your course to gather feedback on their University experience.

Everyone that fills out the StART form will be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher!

upsu.net/start

15/11/2021

It's StART talking week!

Start talking to students on your course and get feedback on the University, your course and much more.

Share the StART tool with your students to gather their feedback, everyone that fills in the survey will be in with the chance of winning one of two £50 vouchers!

upsu.net/start

StART Student and Academic Representation Tool at UPSU

University of Portsmouth Students' Union 14/10/2021

We still need a Faculty Rep for TEC - if you're a student in the Technology Faculty and want to be the head Course Rep for your faculty - apply below

https://upsu.net/your-union/build-confidence/careers/faculty-rep-tec

applications close tomorrow at midday

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University of Portsmouth Students' Union 13/10/2021

You may have seen our Have Your Say! stall last week at Freshers' Fayre.

We're always looking for students to have input into how their Union is run and what their Elected Officers can do for them!

Submit a petition or back one that you want to see happen here; https://upsu.net/hys

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University of Portsmouth Students' Union 22/09/2021

We've got another exciting opportunity for students in the HSS, CCI & TEC faculties.

Faculty Reps are a vital link between students, Course Reps, Students’ Union and University staff. The successful candidate will work closely with Course Reps in their faculty to identify the most common issues and areas of best practice, which they will then put forward at Faculty meetings and other senior level meetings.

Faculty Reps are a part of the Student Council, which is the primary decision making body for all UPSU campaigns and democratic matters and the successful candidate will work particularly closely with fellow Student Council members and the Academic Representation Officer.

We are looking for a confident and outgoing person in the Faculties of Technology, Humanities and Creative and Cultural Industries Science and Science with a passion for representing the views of the students within their Faculty to ensure ideas, opinions and voices are heard. Excellent communication and meeting skills are an advantage, but there will be opportunities for training to further improve these skills.

We particularly welcome applications from students with previous experience of being a student representative, such as a Course Rep, and who understand the importance of academic representation within the University.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Jordan Howard (Student Focus Coordinator) at [email protected].

Please apply through the website

https://upsu.net/your-union/build-confidence/careers/faculty-rep-tec-hss-cci

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08/09/2021

We have another exciting opportunity for some of our students for 21/22.

We are looking for a enthusiastic students to:

-Support BAME students.
-Actively lobby and contribute to the work of the university in tackling the BAME Attainment Gap, with a particular focus on identifying and addressing specifics within each faculty.
-Seek out, listen & act upon feedback and opinion from BAME ------Students about their student experience while studying at Portsmouth, thus enabling their voices to be amplified within the University.
-Work alongside the Students Union (elected officers) & the University (Harriet Dunbar Morris and/or Paul Hayes) in developing and running student-led campaigns surrounding the BAME Attainment Gap.

This is a 1 year fixed term position until July 2022.

Apply to be a BAME ambassador today!

Please apply for this position through the UPSU website below

https://upsu.net/your-union/build-confidence/careers/bame-student-ambassador

University of Portsmouth Students' Union 24/08/2021

We have an exciting new full time role available in our Student Focus Team!

The Student Focus Coordinator post is jointly responsible for supporting, developing and coordinating the Course Representative system and to research, write reports and support submissions for Union quality assurance processes. You will also take joint responsibility for facilitating and ensuring all officers are elected/selected fairly and democratically, whilst offering guidance on campaigns and manifestos to all elected officers and any agreed student led campaigns. As part of the Student Focus team, you will ensure that the student voice has an influence both within the University and the Union. The successful applicant will develop inspirational training to support Union representatives (including Course Reps and Elected Officers).

This role is an initial 12 month contract but may be extended

(£20,339 to £23,796)

https://upsu.net/your-union/build-confidence/careers/student-focus-coordinator

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  • Students who help to improve student experience for every course at the University of Portsmouth,

  • Students who are a virtual link between students, university staff and union staff,

  • Students who actively and regularly collect student feedback on all aspects of university life including their course, Library, IT, teaching, tutors and assessments, and in turn present this to university staff,
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