Academic Board Elections Positions

KCL Academic Board Member

The Academic Board is the body with primary responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the quality of King’s academic provision and the academic standards for awards. This authority is established in the College Charter.

The student Academic Board Members are critical to the success of the Board in providing Council with advice and assurance from the King’s community. As a student member, you will have full and equal responsibility with all other members and a particular remit to contribute your student member’s viewpoint to the Board.

Being an Academic Board Member is a part-time role. Student members are elected for a term of one year after which you are eligible to stand for further election for a maximum of three consecutive one-year terms. If you’re successfully elected, you will develop many transferable skills as well as voicing views on the Board from a student perspective. There are nine Academic Board Member positions available.

Who is eligible?

There are 9 student roles that rotate each year to keep the board as representative as possible. 

N.B.This year, all ratified KCLSU reps who have attended training will be eligible to nominate themselves for academic board if they match the following rotation for their faculty:  


What does an Academic Board Member do?

  • Prepare for and attend meetings of the Academic Board (usually five per year)
  • Provide Council with advice and assurance from the King’s community
  • Contribute the student member’s viewpoint
  • Respond to ad hoc requests
  • Get involved in collective decision-making


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Academic Representative

Academic Reps are student leaders empowered to make positive, student-led change within King’s.

KCLSU Academic Reps play a crucial role in ensuring that all students have a voice and an opportunity to provide feedback regarding their learning experience.

Academic Reps build a community within their faculty and utilise the structures and tools at their disposal to voice students’ opinions and shape students’ experience.

Being an Academic Representative is a voluntary, part-time role.



What does an Academic Representative do?

  • Attend a number of Faculty Committee meetings
  • Engage and communicate with peers
  • Gather feedback from peers
  • Make positive, student-led changes
  • Attend training sessions ran by KCLSU
  • Work alongside their Faculty's student-led Academic Association


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