All Imperial Horizons student reps are members of the Imperial Horizons staff student committee, which meets twice a year, and considers the student experience on the programme, discusses student feedback and examiners' reports, and suggests proposed changes to the curriculum, including individual courses, fields of study, and the Imperial Horizons programme as a whole.

Student reps are the voice of the students on the Imperial Horizons programme. They help give all students the opportunity to have their views taken into account and play a vital role in helping to develop and improve the courses.

Becoming a student rep

Student Rep Elections take place in the Autumn term at the start of every academic year. Reps have the privilege of being able to look after their fellow Imperial Horizons students, while also developing a host of new skills in areas such as leadership and communication in a practical setting.

For more information on the Student Rep positions, please see below: -

Imperial Horizons Departmental Representative(s)

Departmental Representatives (Dep Reps) are key figures in the Union’s Academic Representation Network, which brings together over 500 student volunteers working at all levels of the College. In this position, you will have the opportunity to develop and exercise leadership abilities.

The Imperial Horizons Dep Rep(s) manages and supports the Imperial Horizons Year and Language Reps, and has a close working relationships with key staff in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication – such as the Director of the Centre, the Centre Managers, Imperial Horizons Field Leaders and the Imperial Horizons Administrator. The role’s main responsibilities include chairing Imperial Horizons staff-student committees, lobbying members of staff for changes to learning & teaching, and keeping an ear to the ground for any problems that students might be facing.

The Imperial Horizons Dep Rep(s) also represents Imperial Horizons students in the Union’s Education & Representation Board, and works closely with the Deputy President (Education) to make positive change to Horizons students’ learning experience.

Year (Field) Representatives – At least 1 position for each year of each non-language Imperial Horizons Field. 

Year (Field) Reps make sure all students have the best possible learning experience, the Union operates an Academic Representation Network (or Rep Network, for short) that starts with the Year Representative.

The Year Rep works to identify and address issues affecting Imperial Horizons students in a given field and year of study. For example, the Science, Culture and Society (SCS) Year Two Representative would represent students across SCS Year Two courses. To do this, they receive suggestions from the students that they represent, and use those to come up with ways to make the courses better than before.

The Year Rep works in a team with other Imperial Horizons Reps and the Dep Rep to address any issues occurring across a number of courses and years of study. Because of this, the Year Rep would attend regular meetings with Imperial Horizons staff, including the termly Imperial Horizons Staff-Student Committee.

All Imperial Horizons Reps are supported at all times by the Deputy President (Education); when issues are too big, or don’t get resolved, they can be passed onto the Deputy President (Education) who can advise or find solutions. Imperial Horizons Reps also receives training from the Union at the start of their term in office.

The Year Rep is a fundamental part of the Rep Network. They can cause the most direct changes in our course, making the learning experience better for everyone currently on the courses, as well as for future students. If you want to achieve positive change for your course and peers during your time at Imperial College London, this role is the one for you.

Language (Course) Representative- At least one position for each language. 

Language (Course) Reps work to identify and address issues affecting Imperial Horizons students studying a specific language. For example, the French rep would represent all students studying French across all years. To do this, they receive suggestions from the students that they represent, and use those to come up with ways to make the courses better than before.

The Language (Course) Rep works in a team with other Imperial Horizons Reps and the Dep Rep to address any issues occurring across a number of courses and years of study. Because of this, they would regular meetings with Imperial Horizons staff, including the termly Imperial Horizons Staff-Student Committee.

All Imperial Horizons Reps are supported at all times by the Deputy President (Education); when issues are too big, or don’t get resolved, they can be passed onto the Deputy President (Education) who can advise or find solutions. Imperial Horizons Reps also receive training from the Union at the start of their term in office.

To learn more about the positions and about the Rep Network, please see the Rep Network’s website.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact Luke McCrone - Deputy President (Education) or Nayab Cheema – Representation Coordinator