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.

Lead Student Representative

Your lead student representative plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the student voice is championed at the highest levels within UCEM. They attend crucial meetings and work closely with student representatives and UCEM staff to discuss key issues affecting the student body.


Student Trustees

With a focus on the student cohort, this trustee attends Board of Trustee meetings and sub-committees to provide non-executive oversight of all UCEM activities and to contribute to the development of strategy and the university’s future vision.

Academic Board Student Representatives

UCEM’s Academic Board is our supreme academic authority and guardian of the academic quality and standards of its higher and further education awards. The Academic Board is a standing committee of the Board of Trustees. We have two student representatives on this board who attend all meetings and provide insight and feedback on the student experience.

Programme Student Representatives

Programme student representatives represent the students on each specific programme. They encourage debate, champion students’ views and act as a communication channel between programme leaders and students.


Jo German – Programme Student Representative

Mary-Felicia Gomez – Lead Student Representative and Academic Board Student Representative

Anushka Hapuarachchi – Programme Student Representative



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 or for more information, please contact: