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Student Leadership & Representation


Student leadership and representation is provided by the SU Student Council (SU Presidents and Executive Officers), SU Student Reps, SU Committees and supported by SU staff. The image below outlines how the different SU student groups work together to ensure your voice is heard!


The SU Rep Structure


Overview of roles

  • Student Council includes SU Presidents and Part-Time Officers
  • Presidents - these are full time, paid positions that any student can apply for. The SU has 4 Presidents: SU President Exeter, The SU President Falmouth, SU President Student Experience and SU President Welfare & Inclusivity. The Presidents oversee strategic changes and liaise with senior staff.
  • Part-Tme Officers - these are volunteer roles that can be undertaken alongside your studies. Part-Time Officers manage specific projects and campaigns, supported by the SUPresidents.
  • Exeter Subject Chairs oversee their subject's Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC), as well as being the key liaison point between the student body, SU and College staff on academic related matters.
  • Falmouth Department Reps represent student views on academic related matters at their department Board Meetings, as well as sharing best practice with other Dept Reps at the SU Department Chair Working Group.
  • Course Reps have an important communication role to play within their course, collecting feedback from students and informing them of decisions made at Student Staff Liaison Groups/Committees (SSLC/G)
  • Committees - there are number of SU committees that make sure that what we do supports and represents our students. The chair of each SU Committee automatically becomes an Executive Officer, and represents the committee's views and opinions at SU Leadership Team meetings.


Become a Student Leader or Representative

By getting involved with SU as a student leader, or as one of the representative roles you will have the opportunity to add value to your qualifications by demonstrating to potential employers skills such as: Leadership, Communication, Social Media, Public Speaking and Networking.

Take a look at current roles being advertised on our elections page. If you are interested in leadership & enjoy decision making then get involved! Email us at for more info.

National Union of Students (NUS)

The SU, along with 600 other Students' Unions, is a member of the National Union of Students (NUS). This means that as a member of SU, you are also a member of NUS unless you opt out. NUS represent 95% of the student population, which is more than seven million student voices. Find out more about NUS here.