Be a Student Adviser


'Giving my input from a student perspective was a really valuable experience and it is important that every student gets the best possible education they can get while here at BU. It's one of the reasons I applied for the role.'


Are you passionate about improving the student educational experience at BU?

Would you like to develop your communication and critical thinking skills whilst speaking up for students?

SUBU and BU are looking for current BU students to be paid panel members and have a voice on BU’s programme approval and review panels for 2018/19. These panels look at how well the design of a course suits students - like other panel members, student advisers receive £150 for each panel they take part in.

If you are reliable, diligent and objective when considering issues and professional in your approach, this may be the opportunity for you…

Full training will be given, so passion and interest in the work is more important than knowledge right now.

For more information about the role, scroll down and click on the 2 links under "More information about the role". 


How to apply

There is no formal application process - all you need to do is:

1. Email to say you're interested

2. Come along to one of our 20-minute information sessions:

                    Wednesday 27th February

                    F309 (Fusion Building, Talbot Campus)

                    12.15 OR 13.15

Staff there will tell you more and answer any of your questions about the role, and you can put your name down for a training session.

Interested but can't come to an information session? Or questions about the role? 
Just email 


Information session details

The information & question sessions last 20 minutes and are on:

                   Wednesday 27th February

                   F309 (Fusion Building, Talbot Campus)

                   12.15 OR 13.15


More information about the role

Student Advisers for Programme Reviews Overview
Student Advisers Role Profile


What previous Student Advisers say...


Georgina, Student Adviser 2018:

"By being on the Programme Review Panel, I was able to develop my professional speaking skills, my eye for detail and self-confidence. I learned more about how the university functions behind the scenes, and it was a great opportunity to express my opinions in front of various academics - and be taken seriously too"





Jack, Student Adviser 2018:

"The skills I learnt or improved upon were more confidence in presenting/ public speaking, organising resources and managing time effectively, but overall it gave me a lot more self-confidence and was great to be a part of it"