Course Rep of the month 2022/23

Each month we award the Course Rep of the Month title to a rep from each faculty. you can view the course rep of the month's winners here.

Course Rep of the Month is our scheme designed to recognise and reward the hard work that our amazing Course Reps do! Each month we award the Course Rep of the Month title to a rep from each faculty (Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry).

Congratulations to all our winners! To find out how to nominate a Course Rep for Course Rep of the month, please see the end of the page.


See the winners below:

December 2022 winners 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Zil Shah - LLM Comparative and International Dispute Resolution 

Zil has excelled as a Course Rep through her organisation of events and friendly and inclusive approach. She has organised a variety of events to provide her cohort with both academic and networking opportunities, including a talk on international arbitration and an external trip to a conference on renewable energy. She has also arranged social events which have allowed students to get to know each other and herself, in order to create a supportive and communicative environment. Her cohort describe her as helpful, always accessible and eager to clarify any doubts or concerns, and has been a welcoming presence to students who have joined the course late or struggled to get as involved as others.  


Faculty of Science and Engineering 

Cherry To - Psychology Year 1 

Cherry is described by her cohort as a friendly and reassuring presence, who is eager to take feedback and aid communication between students and staff. She has created questionnaires as a means of effectively gathering feedback from her cohort and to better understand everyone’s concerns. She has also been fantastic at following through on any concerns raised, by communicating to lecturers on behalf of students and discussing how to best make improvements for the better of the course. She is described by her cohort as cheerful, caring, and great at motivating other students to excel.  


School of Medicine and Dentistry 

Maria Alaswad - Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics Year 2 
Maria has been described by her cohort for being extremely proactive and helpful as a Course Rep. She has worked hard to get feedback from students and makes sure that information is communicated effectively to teaching staff so that communication lines are open and issues can be addressed. She goes above and beyond to ensure students are doing well even during busy academic periods and is organised in staying on top of issues that have been raised. 


November 2022 winners

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Elida Dode and Kanchi Harwani – LLM Intellectual Property Law

Elida and Kanchi have been very pro-active in their role and have gone above and beyond for their cohort. Many students have described them as helpful, organised, and reliable. They have worked hard to bond with students, gathering their feedback and contacting tutors in order to fight for student interests. They have worked to address student queries and concerns and always share knowledge openly, effectively communicating updates with their cohort. Elida and Kanchi have also been working hard to create networking events which have been well attended by their cohort. They have contacted relevant law firms in the field of IP and have hosted two events, which students found very informative, providing them with guidance and opportunities for future careers.


Faculty of Science and Engineering

Syed Muhammad Shahzaib Haider - Mathematical Science Year 2

Syed has worked diligently to ensure students voices were heard regarding January in-person exams, which his fellow students say he has approached with a no give-up attitude. He gathered de-personalized, accurate, balanced, and constructive feedback from students and researched to produce a report which was presented to relevant members of staff across the school and Students’ Union. He updated students on progress and outcomes, and set up meetings to allow students to be involved directly in conversations. When members of his cohort were struggling, he referred them to the required support avenues. He also worked pre-emptively to anticipate disruptions that might affect his cohort, checking for strike updates and looking through the National Student Survey to research what issues students commonly face.


School of Medicine and Dentistry

Emilia Copeland - MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health

Emilia is described by her cohort as pro-active and flexible, and as someone who comes up with great solutions to issues that are raised. She is always willing to advocate for student issues and works efficiently to improve the student experience. She always finds time for her cohort and seeks student feedback through a variety of communication methods, ensuring all students have the opportunity to suggest improvements and raise issues. Emilia has done an excellent job of raising student feedback, creating a thorough and organised document of student thoughts to share with staff. She has also maintained lines of communication with lecturers to work on issues and reported findings back to students to close the feedback loop. She has also facilitated extra-curricular activities and events to enrich her cohort's experience



Nominations for January Course Rep of the Month is open!

You can nominate a Course Rep for Course Rep of the Month using our nomination form which you can find here.

Every month winners are chosen by the Faculty Vice Presidents, one from each faculty. The winners receive a certificate and a small prize to show our appreciation. They also receive an automatic nomination for Course Rep of the Year at the Election Awards. We recommend looking at the criteria before submitting your nomination, so you can include everything our panel is looking for.

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