Did You Know?

Every Academic President is responsible for leading a team of up to ten course reps!

What this opportunity offers you
  • Full training and support is provided
  • Responsibility to provide a voice for your department to the Faculty
  • Becoming a key member of an effective students’ union
  • Very strong experience for a CV
  • Social opportunities in meeting with course representatives
  • Developing professional relationships with the department staff and working on new initiatives to help improve all aspects of your academic unit.
The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
  • Communication skills
  • Intellectual and subject knowledge skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Networking skills
  • Persuading/negotiating/influencing skills
  • Project management skills
  • Self-management and personal effectiveness skills
  • Team working skills

Find out more about what these skills mean.

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“My time as Academic President has seen me develop professional relationships within the department. I have had the priveledge of representing my peers and leading a dedicated team of Course Reps. The wide variety of skills that I have gained will doubtless be of great help when looking for a job upon graduation. Being able to work closely with staff has allowed me to build those bonds that will serve me very well as I go forward in to the wide world of philosophy in the future”.