Academic Representation

As your Students’ Union, we understand that you’re deeply invested in the quality of your education.

Our Academic Representatives, including Programme Representatives and School Network Officers, are here to ensure your academic interests are understood by the Students’ Union and made clear to the University.

You can influence the University by talking to your Programme Representatives, engaging with School Forums or writing to your Programme Leader/Head of School.

For help and support, get in touch with us at

Contact Your Representative

You can find a list of the 2023/ 2024 Programme Representatives and their Contact Information here.

Give us feedback about your Academic Experience!

We want to hear from you. Let us know whats happening on your programme.

Give Academic Feedback


Programme Reps

Programme Reps are elected students who represent you and your views on academic matters relating to your course. They act as the link between students and the academic staff on each course, ensuring the student voice is being heard and positive changes are being made in every department. 
Contacting your representative is a great way to highlight to the University things that are going well or could be going better. You can find out who your representative is by checking our tool or contacting

Find my Programme Rep 



Becoming a Programme Representative 

Programme Representatives are elected every year in September and October.

Elections are now closed for the 2023/24 Academic Year. Click here for information about the elections (PDF, opens in the same window)

Apply now for Vacant Positions

Any vacant roles can be filled through co-option. This means that now our elections process is over any vacant positions can be filled on a first come basis. 

You can apply for and see a list of all unfilled roles at

Apply Now


If you would like to find out more about any of the roles, please contact - let us know which role you are running for (please ensure you include: your year, programme and ID).


Roles and Responsibilities 

  1. Complete all compulsory training set out by GSU 

  2. Attend at least one group session with your GSU Coordinator and School Networking Officers 

  3. Collect thoughts, opinions and queries from peers to feedback to PCMs 

  4. Attend at least 2 Programme Committee Meetings (PCMs). If you cannot attend to send notes and details before hand to the chair of the meeting and your GSU coordinator 

  5. Keep in contact with School Network Officers, GSU, programme leads and fellow students reading all relevant developments, issues, concerns, and positive updates.  


What’s in it for me? 

  • Ongoing development opportunities throughout the year 

  • Training will be provided and develop your transferable skills 

  • Networking and building relationships within the University and the Students’ Union 

  • Volunteering hours count towards your Reward and Recognition Scheme 

  • Gain excellent career – boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn profile 

  • Make a difference to your University experience


Am I Eligible? 

Student Representatives are the first port of call for any suggestions, comments, or queries about the academic experience. 

Elections are held in Spring and are for continuing undergraduate roles only, any first year and postgraduate roles will be elected in the Autumn term. 


To run for a Programme Rep position in this election, candidates must: 

  • Have full student status for the year 2023/24

  • Be a full member of Greenwich Students' Union 

  • Be a student on the respective programme and year of study they are applying for 

  • Not be on placement, year abroad, exchange program or apprenticeship for the elected academic year 


School Network Officers

Your Programme Representatives bring feedback from your course to your Programme Leaders in regular Programme Committee meetings, where most of these issues can be resolved. Sometimes things need changing on a larger scale though and your lecturers/Programme Leaders can’t make the required change. This is where your School Network Officers come in as they meet regularly with senior members of your Faculty with feedback collected from a team of representatives in programmes throughout your School.