Academic Representation is one of the key areas of the Students’ Union which the Advice & Representation Centre works on to support and improve your academic experience and to ensure the student voice is heard both on an individual and collective level.
On an individual level we can help you if you wish to change course, make a complaint about your course, need to submit mitigating circumstances or an academic review (appeal).
The Advice and Representation Centre co-ordinates the Academic Reps system, where students are elected by their peers to represent their views on academic issues. We also undertake research and liaise with the University on the issues you raise to ensure you are getting the best out of your education here at Bath.
We have around 300 Reps, elected at the start of each academic year.
Academic Reps Newsletter 2nd June 2014 (Pdf)
Academic Reps Newsletter 20th February 2014 (Pdf)
End of Semester Round-up: Semester 1 January 2014 (Pdf)
Academic Reps Newsletter 12th December 2013 (Pdf)
Academic Reps Newsletter 21st November 2013 (Pdf)
Academic Reps Newsletter 8th November 2013 (Pdf)
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Academic support and advice
The Advice and Representation Centre can provide advice and information on a range of academic issues, from changing course to submitting an academic review. Its team of advisors are here to support students and explain some of the more complex processes and procedures in addition to organising representation at inquiry hearings when requested.
The University of Bath's Students' Union has a very strong academic representation system. There are Academic Representatives who represent the views of students on their course, Faculty Representatives who represent student opinion on academic issues at a faculty/school level and Senate Representatives who represent student opinion at Senate, the senior academic University committee.
Improving your education
The University of Bath's Students' Union has a very strong academic representation system. The Advice and Representation Centre in the Students' Union works hard to support and improve your academic experience and to ensure the student voice is heard both on an individual and collective level. We also undertake research and liaise with the University on the issues you raise to ensure you are getting the best out of your education here at Bath.
The Postgraduate Association (PGA) provides representation for over 4000 postgraduates at the University of Bath. It helps increase awareness of postgraduate issues and works closely with other parts of the Students' Union and the University itself to ensure that postgraduate concerns help shape changes in study, networking, training, welfare, induction and all other areas of student life.
The Students' Union organised a campaign to improve the feedback that students get on their work called "The Future's Bright, The Future's Feedback". As part of the campaign over 300 students sent in comments about what feedback they'd like to see, and what they wouldn't, as well as 150 Academic Reps discussing the issues at Academic Council. For more information about the campaign, and to view the report please click here.