Academic Representation

Exeter Students' Guild is a student led organisation, independent from the University. A large part of our work prioritises representing you, our members. This is partly through our Academic Representation system which is powered by our amazing student volunteers. We are made up of over 400 Academic Representatives, 50+ Department Officers, and 3 Postgraduate Research Officers. All of these students are here to amplify your voices, and make change to benefit you.
~ Jack, VP Education

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About Academic Reps

We have over 400 Academic Reps from across the University’s faculties and departments, covering foundation students, undergraduates, masters students and postgraduate researchers. Academic Reps sit as part of a team within their department and faculty who are collectively responsible for representing all students in that department and faculty.

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About Department Officers

There are up to four Department Officers per department who are responsible for representing the views and needs of the undergraduate and postgraduate taught student community in their department. Together, the Officers encourage the development of our academic community by working with staff, student reps, society committees, and other student leaders, focusing on improving the overall student experience (such as academic interests, student wellbeing, and opportunities for development and engagement).

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About PGR Officers

There are three PGR Officers who represent the needs of all postgraduate research students at Exeter. Individually, they each lead representation for one of the three Faculties. Together, they encourage the improvement of research culture within the postgraduate community by working with staff, student reps, and other student leaders, focusing on improving the overall student experience (such as academic interests, student wellbeing, researcher development, and opportunities for engagement).

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About VP Education

Jack is your VP Education this year. As one of our full-time elected officers, he leads representation on the academic and learning experience. Jack meets regularly with our Department Officers and PGR Officers to keep up-to-date on the issues affecting students in every department and faculty.

Reward and Recognition

Find out what you stand to gain by representing your fellow students as an Academic Rep, Department Rep or PGR Rep.

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Training and Resources

We can provide you with the tools and knowledge to be the best representative of your fellow students.

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Becoming a rep

Academic Reps ensure the voices of their local academic community are heard, listened to, and acted upon.

You will collect views and opinions from students regarding all aspects of their degree programmes, including praise and concerns on topics ranging from supervision, teaching and assessment, to course administration, learning resources and personal career development.

You will also work with staff to ensure specific feedback is addressed, creating solutions and encouraging positive change for your University of Exeter student experience. Becoming a rep will help develop your transferrable skills in active listening, communication, collaboration, negotiation and teamwork.

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Meet The Team

Academic Communities and Representation Manager

Charley Kiley

The team manager – supports all students who are members of the Guild

Academic Communities and Representation Coordinator

Grace Engle

Supports Health & Life Sciences (HLS) and Distance Learners and Placement 

Academic Communities and Representation Coordinator

Claire Calverley

Supports Environment, Science and Economy (ESE) and  Degree Apprenticeships 

Academic Communities and Representation Coordinator

 Tom Clemo

Supports Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) and INTO Programmes 

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What Do Reps Do?

Academic representation is your opportunity to ensure that your opinions of your university experience are heard. Whether that is problems with an assignment or celebrating something amazing that a lecturer has done to support you. Without you feeding this back we wouldn’t be able to create the positive changes on your course or celebrate the achievements within the University.

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Share Your Feedback

Discover how the University of Exeter is making it easier for you to share feedback about your courses.

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Information for Staff

Are you an Exeter staff member looking for information about Academic, Department or PGR representation? Check the links below.

AcRep Handbook for Staff

AcRep Staff Toolkit

Find My Reps

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