Senior Academic Reps

Senior Academic Reps represent students within their subject or discipline. They focus on issues relating to teaching, learning, academic quality and the general academic welfare of students. Their role is to pass wider issues from Course Reps to School-level committees. They also help run campaigns and projects to improve your academic university experience.

There are eight undergraduate positions, each representing one of the University’s eight schools, and three postgraduate positions representing the taught postgraduates and different campuses (Corsham Court, Locksbrook and Sion Hill, and Newton Park).

Your Senior Academic Reps for 2020/21


Tai Dean


Lauren Stone

Creative Industries

Dylan Tolley


Samuel Foxton


Beth Gee 


Bethany Lawson

Music and Performing Arts

Gregory Johnson


Evie Pattison

Corsham Court (Postgraduate) 

Zoe Newth

Newton Park (Postgraduate Taught)

Georgina Newham

Postgraduate Research Rep

Thomas Rolfe

Interested in becoming a Senior Academic Rep?

Email [email protected] to find out more or find the job description below.

Introduction to the Senior Academic Rep Role

A Senior Academic Rep is the lead representative on issues relating to teaching, learning, academic quality and the general academic welfare of students within their discipline.

The Union has Senior Academic Reps in the following disciplines:

Eight Undergraduate Senior Academic Reps:

  • Bath School of Art
  • Bath Business School
  • School of Creative Industries
  • Bath School of Design
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities
  • Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
  • School of Science

Four Postgraduate Senior Academic Reps:

  • Corsham Court
  • Locksbrook/Sion Hill (Art and Design)
  • Newton Park
  • PGCE


Location: Your home campus (with some training, meetings and events elsewhere) Time Commitment: 2-4 hours a week, term time only

How long will I be a Rep for? The role lasts for one academic year, though you may decide to run for the position again next year

You should run for this role if you want...

  • To take an active role in ensuring the best possible educational experience for students in their discipline
  • To take an active role in helping to ensure that the Academic Representation System at Bath Spa is running optimally
  • To represent students’ views at University committees and meetings to create the best experience for students Undergraduate Senior Academic Reps

What Being a Senior Academic Rep Means for You

Role Responsibilities

  • To liaise with student representatives, Union and University staff and students on affairs that affect the welfare and experience of students
  • To act as a point of contact for other roles within the Academic Rep System including course reps, VP Education and Union Staff
  • To make yourself known to students and student representatives and liaise with student representatives in your discipline to ensure that concerns of students are made known to the University
  • To represent student views on their education at School Quality Management Committee, meetings and working groups
  • To liaise with and develop contacts with key staff in your discipline
  • To Chair school Roundtables between course reps in your discipline on relevant issues
  • To work with other Students’ Union representatives through the Senior Academic Rep action group and Student Representative Forum.

Training and Opportunities:

  • All Senior Academic Reps are expected to attend an introductory training
  • The Students’ Union will be running Empowerment sessions throughout the year. These are optional but will give you opportunities to develop your skills and enhance your CV
  • As a Senior Academic Rep, you will often be invited to take up additional opportunities such as helping with the Students’ Union Awards Season, attending higher-level meetings or School Action Day.


  • Access to further resources such as the Senior Academic Rep Handbook and role descriptions
  • Senior Academic Reps will be able to contact Ceri, the VP Education, or the Student Voice Co-ordinator for any help regarding their role or academic issues


  • Gain many transferrable skills such as communication and time management – the more you engage with the role, the more opportunities and skills you develop. These skills can be presented to future employers through CVs, personal statements and interviews
  • Networking with a variety of people from different areas of expertise
  • Take a leadership role, with more responsibility
  • Further opportunities
  • Most importantly, improve your discipline!

For more details about the role, contact [email protected]

VP Education

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