Department Rep Application Form 2020/21
All Academic Reps play a major role in developing a better university for students. As a Department Rep you take it a step further, taking on a leadership role as you work with your Course Reps to make positive changes to your department as a whole.
Department Reps are an invaluable key contact for both departments and YUSU which allows you to give students an even louder voice. The main purpose of the Department Rep is to make their department better for its students. If you would like more information about the role and what it entails please head to our website:
The website provides a role description of the skills you will develop as a Department Rep including leadership, project management and teamwork skills. Department Reps also work closely with the YUSU Academic Officer and Faculty Reps to support them with their campaigns.
Step 1. Complete this Application Form. If you would prefer a paper copy then please pick one up at the YUSU Reception in The Student Centre and return it by the same deadline.
Step 2. If your application is approved you will be invited to attend an informal interview. The interview will consist of a chat about yourself and the role, followed by a discussion around how you would respond to a short scenario which you will receive before the meeting. To help you prepare for your interview, you can find guidance at
Step 3. If successful you will be asked to attend a training session and handover meeting.
If you have any questions, please email
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Year of Study
You must not currently be in your final year. The successful candidate will be in positions for the academic year 2020/21
Please explain briefly why you beleive you are the most suitable person to be Department Rep.
You might want to think about why the role interests you and what relevant experience you can bring to the role.
If you were successfully appointed to the role of Department Rep what would you like to acheieve during your time in the position?
You might want to think about what the main strengths and weakness of your department are.
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