There are more than 300 Programme Reps – all Edinburgh Napier University students on a programme of study – chosen by their class colleagues to represent them on issues affecting their programme: time-tabling, missed tuition, exam schedules, assessment frequency and methods, placement standards, equipment standards and allocation – the bread and butter issues that underpin your studies.
Reps come from every year of study and every programme, part time and full time. There is usually more than one Rep per class so that the work can be shared between them and no-one has to do too much. It is good experience for the Reps themselves, the University encourages it, and is the best way to sort things out for yourself and your class colleagues. ENSA’s system of Programme Representation is recognised as one of the best in Scotland and it is a strength that we hope new students will be able to build on.
Give some thought to whether you want to be a Programme Rep. The time commitment is pretty low (4-6 hours each month) and you will learn a lot from the experience. Your Programme Leader should ask your class for volunteers at the start of term.The University needs student input into its decision-making, to keep it up to date and relevant in what it delivers to its students, and ENSA trains the Reps and provides them with support and advice in making their representations to the University on behalf of their class colleagues.
What is the Role of the Programme Rep
ENSA will provide online induction training and tips on how to be an effective Rep. We will also send you regular info updates throughout the year and, if you hit problems, our Vice President Reps and Volunteers, is here to help you.