Students as Partners

Students as Partners Framework


Lead Student Representative & Lead Student Trustee Postgraduate Student Trustee
Postgraduate Programme Student Representatives Academic Board Representative (Postgraduate) Academic Board Representative (Undergraduate) Undergraduate Programme Student Representatives and Level 3 Student Representatives
Student Ambassador (Supported & Disabled) Student Ambassador (BAME) Student Ambassador (Sustainability) Student Ambassador (Community)

Student representative roles

Our representatives act as a bridge between students and UCEM and ensure that all students are consulted throughout their journey. This allows UCEM to act on feedback and create positive change for the whole student community.

Meet some of your current student representatives

Phoebe Farrell – Lead Student Representative

Headshot Phoebe FarrellI have always been interested in working with and helping other people, and that is what initially attracted me to this role. I like igniting change and seeing that change in action producing real and measurable results. As a recent graduate of UCEM, I understand the path students are taking and I am always available to help students out and lend a listening ear. The best part of this role is being able to transform students’ comments and feedback into action points that shape how UCEM delivers education. UCEM really listens to the student voice and is always evolving, and being a part of that is really special to me.

Jimmy Liu – Programme Student Representative

Headshot Jimmy LiuMy name is Jimmy and I live in Hong Kong. I am a new student at UCEM and previously worked in the garment industry. I am now studying on the MSc Building Surveying programme as I would like a different career. I enjoy being a Programme Student Rep as I can express my cohort’s thoughts on UCEM’s teaching and learning. I am also using this opportunity to get involved with other students by helping them to succeed and contributing to UCEM’s development. Hopefully, through these interactions, I can develop myself more and have a deeper understanding of the Building Surveying industry.

Johanna Shikongo – Programme Student Representative

Headshot Joanna ShikongoI wanted to study the MBA Construction and Real Estate to enhance my skills and be of service to my country. In my student representative role, I would like to help shape the student learning experience and student welfare. Being based in Southern Africa (Namibia), I take it upon myself to be the voice of those students in my region to leverage the benefits of this institution. My focus will also be on continuous advocacy to help stimulate students to proactively give constructive feedback on how teaching and learning takes place in their faculties as well as suggest best practices.

Meg Pankhurst – Programme Student Representative

Headshot Meg PankhurstI enjoy being a Student Rep as it provides the opportunity to encourage and support other students, whether that be with studying, work or life in general. I am also extremely grateful for the platform that I now have to offer suggestions and changes to online learning, which I hope will benefit students for years to come. Ultimately, providing guidance and contributing to positive change is my goal as a Student Rep and forming long-lasting relationships with others is a bonus.


Kavereu Hangue – Programme Student Representative

Headshot Kaveru HagueI developed a strong passion and love for real estate, most especially valuation during my undergraduate studies and wish to excel in the industry. As it stands, students face different challenges based on their background and country of origin. Therefore, I wish to be the voice of my fellow cohort, placing special focus mainly on the minority students outside of the UK who, in my opinion, do not fully have the same representation or advantages (in terms of infrastructure, exposure, experience, technology, etc) as those from the UK or other countries.


Student ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors aim to inspire current and potential students at networking, open events and webinars. They also have a presence on our social media and email communications where they answer questions about the student experience and give advice.

Become a student representative or ambassador

Watch video to find out more about getting involved
Our lead student representative role is a paid position and all other representative and ambassador roles are voluntary (with expenses reimbursed). Each of the roles are flexible to suit your needs – whether you need adjustments in order to fully participate or can only commit a few hours a month, everyone is welcome to apply.

Elections are held once a semester so you can get involved at any time throughout your UCEM journey.

To apply, simply fill out this application form or for more information, please contact: