New Executive Officer Structure

On Tuesday 19th November, after months of consultation with students, the Executive Officers proposed two different structures to how they believed Student Council and the Executive Officer structure should look in the future. After discussing both options, Council voted for the second of these options, that we will lay out below;

President

  • The President of Queen Mary Students’ Union represents all students studying at Queen Mary, University of London, and works with the University to represent the views of students.

  • They work with the Senior Management team to lead on the development of the Union.

  • They work with Student Council to represent all students at the highest-level meetings in the University.

  • They are the lead delegate to the National Union of Students (NUS) conference.

  • Responsible for any formal complaints made to the Union.

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Students Union, therefore, maintains overall legal and financial responsibility of the Union.

Vice President Barts and The London

  • The VP BL, also known as the Barts and The London Students’ Association (BLSA) President is primarily the representative for students within the School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD).

  • Primarily works with Executives and Professional Services from University to lead on developments within education regarding SMD.

  • Works with Student Council to represent all students at the highest-level University meetings.
  • Sit on the Board of Trustees and help to maintain overall legal and financial responsibility of the Union.
  • Occasionally help with cross-campus issues that affect all students, such as Library Services, etc.

Vice President Welfare

  • The VP Welfare has a remit of student wellbeing initiatives within the Students’ Union, across all campuses.

  • Wellbeing initiatives include, but are not limited to, affordable housing, finance, mental health and security.  

  • They are responsible for liaising with the University in the highest-level meetings regarding student welfare.
  • They are the lead for developing and implementing policies regarding student welfare.
  • Sit on the Board of Trustees and help to maintain overall legal and financial responsibility of the Union.

Vice President Communities

  • The VP Communities is responsible for liberation, equality, diversity and inclusion within the Students’ Union, across all campuses.

  • Responsible for liaising with the University at the highest-level meetings regarding this remit.

  • They are the lead for developing and implementing policies regarding student liberation and initiatives for international and postgraduate students within the Union.
  • Sit on the Board of Trustees and help to maintain overall legal and financial responsibility of the Union.

Vice President Humanities and Social Sciences

  • The VP HSS primarily works Senior Executives and Professional Services within the University to lead on developments within education for HSS faculty.

  • Responsible for representing students from the HSS faculty at the highest-level University meetings.

  • Chair the HSS Faculty Board, which will be made up of 8 School Reps, Postgraduate Taught & Research Reps, as well as specific HSS International & Welfare Reps.
  • They would occasionally work collaboratively on cross-campus issues that affects all students (e.g. Library Services).
  • Sit on the Board of Trustees and help to maintain overall legal and financial responsibility of the Union.

Vice President Science and Engineering

  • The VP S&E primarily works with the Senior Executives and Professional Services within the S&E faculty to lead on developments on education.

  • Responsible for representing students from the S&E faculty at the highest-level university meetings.

  • Chair the S&E Faculty Board, which will be made up of 5 School Reps, Postgraduate Taught & Research Reps, as well as S&E International & Welfare Rep.
  • They would occasionally work collaboratively on cross-campus issues that affects all students (e.g. Library Services).
  • Sit on the Board of Trustees and help to maintain overall legal and financial responsibility of the Union.

Nominations for these positions, along with the rest of Student Council, will open on Monday 20th January until Monday 3rd February! If you want to find out more information, or chat to one of our current officers, email su-elections@qmul.ac.uk.