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This page provides tools and resources for UCL staff for use in supporting student academic representation practice.

Promotional Resources

We make available a variety of resources which you can use to help promote Student Academic Representation within your department.


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Promotional Video

Our promotional video outlines the key benefits to being a Course or Research Student Representative and what is involved. Its less than 5 minutes long, and prompts the department or programme to briefly outline how representatives will be appointed locally. 

Youtube link

Download link

Role Descriptors

These role descriptors are aimed at both students and staff, highlighting key responsibilities and the time commitment required for each Academic Representative role.

Guidance and Information

Staff Guide to Student Academic Representation

The Staff Guide provides information and guidance on the practicalities of Student Academic Representation. It sets out in detail what is required, but also provides guidance on improving and enhancing student representation. The 2017-18 edition of the guide has been completely refreshed to provide greater practical guidance in a more concise format. The 2018-19 edition will be published in August.


Representative Data Return Sheets

These sheets are used to send your Faculty and the Students’ Union all the information they need to add student academic representatives to their records and provide support, training, and advice. These should be completed and returned to the faculty by Friday October 13 2017. If you’re not sure who your Faculty Contact is, check out our staff guide above.

Arts & Humanities

Brain Sciences

Built Environment


Institute of Education


Life Sciences

Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Medical Sciences

Population Health Sciences

Social & Historical Sciences

Student Academic Representation Benchmarking Tool

This benchmarking tool helps to identify the progress being made on developing student academic representation at both a local and an institutional level. 


Staff Workshop Resources

InEDITA Effective Staff Student Consultative Committees: Policy and Practice Workshop


Election Resources

Electronic Elections

We recommend use of Opinio for electing representatives electronically. You can find out more about using Opinio using UCL ISD’s extensive guidance available here.

For Paper Ballots

  • Election Count Sheet (for paper ballot)  PDF / Word
  • Voting Slips (for paper ballot)  PDF / Word
  • Student nomination form  PDF / Word


For any general enquiries please contact  . One of our team will respond as soon as possible.