Student Executive Officers

The Student Executive Officers are elected by students to represent your academic interests at the very top level. They act as the key link to the University Vice Chancellor, and Pro Vice Chancellor Student Experience as well as other key stakeholders.

The role of the President includes acting as the chair of the Board of Trustees, along with being responsible for the financial position and performance of the Students' Union. The President is the voice of the students at the highest internal level and externally.

The role of the Vice-President is to represent the students and make sure that their voice and opinions are heard. The Vice-President is here to help out with anything that students may need during the year. Whether it is support or advice with education and welfare matters to helping you setting up societies, so pop into the office any time for a chat.


Ieaun Gardiner


Shwmae / Hello, I am Ieaun Gardiner and I’m pleased to say that I am going to be your Students’ Union President for this year!

Becoming involved with the Students’ Union was one of the best things that I did whilst studying Educational Studies with Early Childhood Studies at Cardiff Met. It has opened so many doors for me and given me so many opportunities that I hadn’t even considered in those first few months of Uni, I was adamant that I was going to finish my degree, do a PGCE and become a primary school teacher; look where I am now SU President. Don’t be afraid to put yourself forward for things, who knows who will be in my shoes next year.

I have been a part of the Cardiff Met community for 4 years and I am by no means an expert at this Uni thing, and I highly doubt you will be by the time you graduate, your time here will go quicker than you think, so make the most of every opportunity and I look forward to talking to as many of you as possible.

Pwb Lwc / Good Luck!

Vice President

Jon Nottingham


Hi! My name’s Jon Nottingham, and I am your Students’ Union Vice President for 2018/19!

Four years ago, I was leaving home in Worcester, arriving at Cardiff for the next few years of my life at University. I can still remember that feeling of nervousness and excitement to get started! After that I got involved in so many areas of my course, sport, extra-curricular activities I made a new family at Cardiff Met and learnt so much.

At The Students’ Union, our job is to help and support you in all areas of life at Cardiff Met, come to see us if you need advice & support, information about joining clubs & societies, help finding jobs, or just want to buy a coffee!

Please feel free to drop in to SU offices to have a chat!


What are my priorities?

  • To represent and provide a voice to all students here at Cardiff Met
  • Support and advise students wherever possible to ensure they have the best possible experience here!
  • Continue the great work currently being done to build a supportive environment where everyone has the ability to thrive!


School Reps

School Reps are appointed by the Students’ Union as the figurehead rep for each school. It is their responsibility to recruit and manage the rep structure within the school and to act as a link between the school and SU. They represent students at school and university level.

Lead Reps

Lead Reps are recruited by the School Rep. They are the figurehead for either a whole year group or a department, this is dependant on the structure of the school. Lead Reps support the School Rep to manage the rep team and represent the student voice at year/department level.

Course Reps

Course Reps are chosen by their peers, the election process is facilitated jointly between the School Rep and academic staff. In order to effectively represent each class a guideline ratio of reps to class size has been set. 1 for classes of 10 or less. 2 for classes up to 100. 3 for 100 – 150 and 4 for 150+. School Reps will work with Programme Directors using these guidelines.

Group Reps

For some cohorts the School Rep and academic staff will opt to add this additional layer of representation. Group reps represent a seminar/tutor group. They are chosen by their peers, and gather feedback at group level to pass onto the Course Rep to be represented at programme level. These may be used where large cohorts are taught separately in smaller groups.

  • Cardiff Met Feedback Policy

    The policy on assignment feedback is taken from your handbook to outline what you can expect from the University.

  • Cardiff Met SU Student Voice Handbook for Reps

    Handbook outlining the roles and responsibilities of all levels of student rep how they fit into the SU and work with the University.

  • Cardiff Met SU Student Voice Handbook for Staff

    Handbook outlining the ways in which staff can support student reps at all levels of the structure.

  • Committee Guidance for Reps

    A breakdown of the meetings and committees you may attend as a rep and what will be discussed there.

  • Course Rep Recruitment

    This form sets out a step by step procedure for recruiting course reps and capturing their details. It is useful for School,Lead Reps and staff.

  • Jargon Buster for Reps

    There are lots of terms and acronyms used within a University, here's a head-start on some of the common ones but always feel free to ask for clarification if you're not sure what something means.

  • Meetings Top Tips

    A Recap of some of the meetings you may attend plus some guidance to make sure you make the best use of your committee membership

  • Programme Committee Terms of Reference

    This document explains the areas covered by this committee as well as who attends.

  • Raising Your Profile as A Rep

    Some top tips on how you can make sure your cohort know who you are and what you can do for them. Remember it's also great to keep them up to date on what you've been working on and encourage them to get involved.

  • SSLC Terms of Reference

    Each School has a Student Staff Liaison Committee, this document explains what the committee covers and who attends.