Departmental Rep Accreditation

A similar rewards points based system has been made available for Departmental Reps. Various activities across Students’ Union and University of Leicester will be quantified as points. There are various point thresholds which would serve as an indicator as to what level of accreditation will be awarded to any given Departmental Rep.

All Departmental Reps are primarily Course Reps, hence all training, projects and activities undertaken as such will count for their Departmental Rep Accreditation.

All Departmental Reps are eligible for a Bronze, Silver or Gold award in recognition of their service during their term of office. The Certificate will be based upon the amount of the work, and the quality of work that each Rep undertakes.

*please hover an click on any of the levels of accreditation


There is a minimum requirement of 20 points for this award, which will comprise :

  • Attendance to Student Staff Committees,

  • Course Rep Training

  • Course Rep Lunch

  • Attendance to Union Council meetings

  • Chairing Student Staff Committees where possible

* please check the table below for the points break down


There will be two ways through which Silver can be attained:

  • Collecting minimum of 25 points

  • Collecting more than 20 points and submitting a portfolio

Please see the break down table bellow


Will be awarded to those that succeed to evidence the impact of their involvement and can be obtained by collecting the more than 30 points and submitting a portfolio.

Please see the break down table bellow


Sessions Individual points Quantity Total
SSC 2 points all ± 1 >6
CR Training 3 points 1 session 3
CR Lunch 2 points >1 Lunch >2
Union Council 3 points >3 >9
University Committees 2 points/hour >1 >1
Liberation 2 points 1 workshop 2
Safeguarding 2 points 1 workshop 2
Bystander intervention 2 points 5 sessions 10
Student Leader Masterclass 2 points 1 workshop 2
Look after your Mate 2 points 1 workshop 2
Public speaking 2 points 1 workshop 2
Presentation skills 2 points 1 workshop 2
Blackboard workshops 1 point >1 session >1

Focus Groups

1 point

1h(there will be more than one focus group across the year)

Re/freshers fair 1 point 2h/slot 1
Career forum 2 points 1 per term 6
Library forum 2 points 1 per term 6
Leicester Learning Institute 2 points >1 >2
NSS shout outs 1 point 1 2
NSS training 2 points 1 2
Help when needed 1 point/ hour >1 >1


For dates of the events/session please check  What's on

☆ ☆ ☆ Rep of the month ☆ ☆ ☆ 

Each month we will celebrate an individual that stands out as a result of their dedication to the representation system and their engagement into improving student experience.

Remember - portfolios should contain

  • a log of everything you take part in as a course rep. Submit this to the Development Coordinator (Academic Representation) by 7th April 2017. This could be: An online blog, scrap book, diary etc. This is not simply a diary, this is evidence based.

Help with your log:  

These are a few different ways to help you write your blog/diary/scrapbook. Firstly, reflect on how your experiences as a course rep have impacted on your employability skills. Select five different examples of specific contributions you have made as a course rep and evaluate them using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method to structure your posts.

Click on the links inside the tabbed menu:


Situation - Explain the situation that you were in. Set the context. This should be a short description, it could be: ‘during an SSC’ or ‘whilst at a Master Class’.


Task - You need to briefly explain what it is that you had to do, and what the criteria were. If you were working as a group explain what the overall task of the group was but be clear about your own role


Action - This is the most substantial part of any example and you need to include:

  • What you did.
  • Why you did it.
  • How you did it.
  • What skills you used.


Result - There is little point in explaining the situation, task and action if the employer or course provider is left wondering whether what you did made any difference. So be prepared to explain:

  • What happened as a result of the actions you took?
  • What you would do differently or improve?
  • What impact the result had overall on the team task?

Ending your log: End your log with a half page report based on these reflections:

  • One thing you have done well and are proud of
  • Three skills you have developed as a Course Rep
  • A skill you would like to improve
  • Set yourself a SMART Target (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time Bound) for next year