Student Voice Team

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Students' Union - Elmwood

Become an Academic Rep

 
The Roles

The Students' Union has hundreds of Student Rep roles available.

Right now we are looking for:


Course Representatives

These voluntary roles run from Oct 2020 to Sep 2021. (The length of an academic year.)

Course Reps:

  • Represent student views at course-level to the University and within the Students' Union
  • Attend Student Voice Committes in their School and other related committees
  • Work in consultation with School staff to identify and discuss important issues
  • Have an opportunity to make a real change for the better in their School

Course Reps get access to training and support from the Students' Union throughout the year and are eligible for Queen's Degree Plus Award (Combined Experience) for their efforts!

We belive that the purpose of student academic representation is to engage students as equal partners in academic governance. Through student academic representation, students should be members of the decision-making process on issues related to the student learning experience in the University.

Course Representative - Role Description (PDF)

Nominating

There is usually a minimum of one Course Rep every level of every programme of study. This can vary – large programmes may have multiple representatives; small programmes may share representatives.

Any student can volunteer to become a Course Rep! Just complete the nomiantion form to apply.

If a large number of students apply to be a Course Rep for your programme, we may hold an election to determine who becomes Course Reps on your programme.

Applications for these positions close on Thu 1 Oct, 5pm.

Details of successful applicants will be published before 16 Oct, 5pm.

Course Reps:

  • Represent student views at course-level to the University and within the Students' Union (This could be for your subject area or your research cluster.)
  • Attend Student Voice Committes in their School and other postgraduate research-related committees
  • Work in consultation with School staff to identify and discuss important issues
  • Have an opportunity to make a real change for the better in their School

Course Reps get access to training and support from the Students' Union throughout the year and are eligible for Queen's Degree Plus Award (Combined Experience) for their efforts!

We belive that the purpose of student academic representation is to engage students as equal partners in academic governance. Through student academic representation, students should be members of the decision-making process on issues related to the student learning experience in the University.

Course Representative - Role Description (PDF)

Nominating

There is usually a minimum of one Course Rep every level of every programme of study. This can vary – large programmes may have multiple representatives; small programmes may share representatives.

Any student can volunteer to become a Course Rep! Just complete the nomiantion form to apply.

If a large number of students apply to be a Course Rep for your programme, we may hold an election to determine who becomes Course Reps on your programme.

Applications for these positions close on Thu 8 Oct, 5pm.

Details of successful applicants will be published before 16 Oct, 5pm.


Student Councillors

These voluntary roles run from Oct 2020 to Sep 2021. (The length of an academic year.)

The Role of a Student Councillor

Student Council is the governing body and main decision-making forum of the Students’ Union and is made up of 6 full-time Student Officers, 12 Part-Time Student Officers, 3 Faculty Reps, 17 Undergraduate School Reps, 17 Postgraduate School Reps and a further 86 students elected from across the University.

Student Council is a brilliant opportunity to represent your fellow students and their views, decide what the Union should be working on, what position we take on local and global issues and also make sure that the Student Officers are working hard to make the changes you want to happen.

Your time as a Councillor will also count towards a Queen’s Degree Plus Award which recognises extra-curricular activity and helps you stand out to employers.

Student Councillor - Role Description (PDF)

Nominating

To make Student Council as representative of the student body at Queen’s as possible, councillors are elected from different student categories in Queen’s. You must be from that category to stand for election and to vote. Any student may stand for election to the Council.

The categories are:

  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Undergraduate) - 15 Vacancies
  • Faculty of Engineering & Physical Science (Undergraduate) - 15 Vacancies
  • Faculty of Medicine Health & Life Sciences (Undergraduate) - 16 Vacancies
  • Postgraduate (All Faculties) - 20 Vacancies
  • All Students (All students can stand and vote) - 5 Vacancies
  • All First-Year Students (All 1st year students can stand and vote) - 5 Vacancies
  • International Students (All international students can stand and vote, including those from INTO-Queen’s) - 5 Vacancies
  • Queen's Accommodation (All students can stand and vote) - 5 Vacancies

Just complete the nomination form to stand for election.

After submitting your nomination, you can still withdraw your nomination if you change your mind about standing for election. You must do this before the nominations deadline.

Nominations for these positions close on Thu 8 Oct, 5pm.

Vote on QUBSU.org on 13 Oct, 8am - 8pm!

Results will be announced no later than Thu 22 Oct on our Elections page.


Postgraduate School Reps - Postgrad Students (All Levels)

These voluntary roles run from Oct 2020 - Sept 2021.

The following roles are available:

  • Postgrad School Rep - Queen's Management School (SMGT)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Arts, English and Languages (SAEL)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Biological Sciences (SBIO)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (SCHEM)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (SHAPP)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Law (SLAW)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Mathematics & Physics (SMP)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (SMAE)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (SMED)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Natural and Built Environment (SNBE)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Nursing & Midwifery (SNAM)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Pharmacy (SPMY)
  • Postgrad School Rep - School of Psychology (SBS)
  • Postgrad School Rep - Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)
  • Postgrad School Rep - Institute of Theology (ITHEO)
  • Postgrad School Rep - Institute of Professional Legal Studies(ITHEO)

Postgraduate School Reps are the lead Academc Reps for postgraduate students within each School / Institute.

School Representative - Role Description (PDF)

Nominations for these positions close on Thu 8 Oct, 5pm.

Vote on QUBSU.org on 13 Oct, 8am - 8pm!

Results will be announced no later than Thu 22 Oct on our Elections page.


Part-Time Student Officers - Postgraduate (All Levels)

These voluntary roles run from Oct 2020 to Sep 2021. (The length of an academic year.)

The Postgraduate Research Officer:

  • Is the voice of postgraduate research students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to postgraduate research students
  • Encourages postgraduate research students to become more involved in the Union

Any student who is recognised by the University as a postgraduate research student can stand and vote in this election.

Part-Time Student Officer - General Role Description (PDF)
Postgraduate Research Officer - Role Description (PDF)

Nominations for these positions close on Thu 8 Oct, 5pm.

Vote on QUBSU.org on 13 Oct, 8am - 8pm!

Results will be announced no later than Thu 22 Oct on our Elections page.

The Postgraduate Taught Officer:

  • Is the voice of postgraduate taught students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to postgraduate taught students
  • Encourages postgraduate taught students to become more involved in the Union

Any student who is recognised by the University as a postgraduate taught student can stand and vote in this election.

Part-Time Student Officer - General Role Description (PDF)
Postgraduate Taught Officer - Role Description (PDF)

Nominations for these positions close on Thu 8 Oct, 5pm.

Vote on QUBSU.org on 13 Oct, 8am - 8pm!

Results will be announced no later than Thu 22 Oct on our Elections page.


School Representatives

These voluntary roles run from 1 July, 2020 - 30 June, 2021.

The following roles are available:

  • School Representative - School of Natural and Built Environment (SNBE)
  • School Representative - School of Pharmacy (SPMY)
  • School Representative - School of Psychology (SBS)

Undergraduate School Reps are the lead Academc Reps for undergraduate students within each School / Institute.

School Representative - Role Description (PDF)

Nominations for these positions close on Thu 1 Oct, 5pm.

Vote on QUBSU.org on 7 Oct, 8am - 8pm!

Results will be announced no later than Fri 9 Oct on our Elections page.