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Class Rep Training 2022 Update

by Adam Crowther | Oct 14, 2022


Dear Class Reps,

Please be aware of the upcoming Class Rep Training with NStEP. This is essential for your role as a Class Rep this year, so please make sure you book in and attend one of the below sessions. All sessions are delivered online by one of the expert trainers at NStEP. Read more below:

The National Student Engagement Programme, known as NStEP, is designed to introduce key concepts and practical skills to help you succeed in the role. 5,300 student representatives across Ireland have received NStEP training, and 99% said they would recommend the training to other reps!    

Choose a training session from the list below that best fits your schedule.  All the below sessions are the same, so you only need to sign up for one.  

Tuesday, 18th October – 17:00 to 18:30

Tuesday, 25th October – 17:00 to 18:30

Training is peer-led by NStEP’s team of student trainers, each of whom are experienced in a variety of contexts relating to student engagement and student representation.  Visit to meet NStEP’s student trainers.   


Why should I participate in NStEP Training?  

After completing NStEP Introductory Class Rep Training, you will be issued with a digital badge. This is a milestone award, and can be used as the first step (of three) towards achieving a national Student Engagement Recognition Award for Academic Representation.  To learn more visit  

Who should sign up for this training?   

This training is ideal for class reps in their first year of the role, or reps who did not complete NStEP Introductory Class Rep Training last year.  However, even if you did complete this training last year, you are welcome to sign up and participate again as a ‘refresher’ if you wish!  

I am a returning rep, and already completed NStEP Introductory Class Rep Training.  Is there a different training I can take?  

Yes! NStEP has launched a new Advanced Class Rep Training option for returning reps who have experience in the role, and who previously completed Introductory Class Rep Training.  NStEP also offers a ‘Representing Diversity’ training to help you represent your diverse peers and get them involved.  To sign up for either of these training modules go to   

I am a new rep / have not completed NStEP Introductory Class Rep Training before.  How do I sign up?  

This training session will be delivered in-person.  In order to participate, you will need to register online in advance through Eventbrite.  Simply click on the Eventbrite link for the Introductory Class Rep Training session that best fits your schedule.   Please carefully type your email into the registration form – this will be used to as issue your digital badge!

Good luck this year!