Student Library Rep Project


Have your say! We are looking for Student Library Reps to help shape our collections.

 “I would highly recommend the Student Library Rep project to my peers as it gives you the opportunity to learn how to publicise and manage information as well as learn how to work within a set budget. These skills are extremely useful and are transferable to any challenges or work a student might face in the future when they gain employment”

In 2015 the Library launched the Student Library Rep project to tailor our collections around students’ needs and interests. Student Library Reps are given a budget to choose new books for their department in consultation with their fellow students. Over the past 2 years, our Reps have ordered 318 new items - here are a few examples:

We are looking to recruit a new cohort of Student Library Reps for the 2017-18 academic year.

We need 2 volunteers per department (1 Undergraduate and 1 Postgraduate). Each Rep will be given a budget to spend on library resources for their department. Volunteers are expected to attend training with library staff, and advertise the scheme within their departments (e.g. by word of mouth, emails, posters, social media). Participating in the project is a good opportunity for developing workplace skills such as budget management, negotiation, communication and teamwork.

Please note, most SLR positions have been filled already.

We have extended the application deadline a final time to 15th December for the following positions:

  • English UG and PG
  • Theatre UG and PG

The Student Library Rep project is a recognised activity that can be recorded on the Higher Education Achievement Record (available to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate students). HEAR accreditation will require some extra commitments such as writing a report on your progress and participating in activities related to the development and promotion of Library services. Download the SLR role description and HEAR criteria 2017-18 (Word).

You can download the SLR application form 2017-18 (v3) (Word) here or ask at the library helpdesk – the last date for applications is Thursday 30th November 2017. If you have any questions contact SLRadmin (