Exeter Students’ Guild is a students’ union – this means we exist to represent the interests and concerns of our student members (which means you!) at the University of Exeter. All Exeter students are automatically a member and are here to make your Exeter experience the best it can be.
One of the ways do this is through Student Representation, which is a system whereby students give their views and opinions to their Reps. We have Reps for every level of the University:
- Subject Reps – each year group of a subject has Reps to represent them. Find your Subject Reps.
- Subject Chairs – elected to represent you at a Subject level. Find your Subject Chair.
- College Officer – elected to represent you at a College level. Find out about College Officers.
- Full-Time Officers – we have four Full-Time Officers who represent ever student at the University at the highest levels. Each Officer has focus on an aspect of the student experience. Find out about the Full-Time Officers.
You can contact any of your Reps or Officers to give your opinion and to share your ideas and concerns. You can find out more about Student Representation here.
The Guild itself is a democratically run organisation. All the students registered to a University of Exeter campus in Devon are automatically members of the Guild – it is the students who set the direction of the Guild by electing your leaders (the Full-Time Officers) and setting our policies (through our democratic structure). This is why our election is so important, it is the very core of who we are as an organisation.
Over the past year and a half, we have been going through a process of reviewing our democracy and governance in its entirety. We want our democracy to be as effective as possible in making positive change happen for students. We are excited to announce the first changes to come out of our review: watch the video here!