School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences Representative

Maria Alaswad


About the role:

Do you want to be the voice of the students in your school? Become a School Representative! The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences Representative collects feedback from students in the school and represent students’ interests. You’ll be able to work on various aspects of the student experience, including feedback, assessments, teaching, employability, and student support. You’ll also be responsible for chairing the School Forum for course representatives, and you’ll work with the Vice President Science and Engineering to address issues that are affecting S&E students.


  • Attend relevant meetings within the Students’ Union and the university (see list of compulsory meetings below)
  • Engage with and lobby Queen Mary University of London and other relevant organisations to achieve improvements for the students they represent
  • Support the VP Science and Engineering to promote the Course Rep elections, training and ongoing support of Course Reps
  • Seek feedback from Course Reps in order accurately to represent students’ interests within the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences.)
  • Where appropriate, support the Executive Officers in their duties and responsibilities and seek support from them with respect to their own duties and responsibilities
  • Chair the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences Forum attended by Course Reps prior to SSLC meetings and Student Council
  • Liaise with members of student groups relevant to your role
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with relevant staff in the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences
  • Provide regular updates on your work to the students you represent


Meetings that I attend:
  • Student Council (2 hour meeting, five times a year)
  • Science and Engineering Board (2 hour meeting, five times a year)
  • School of Biological and Behavioural Science Forums (1–2-hour meeting, 3 times a year). You will also be expected to chair this forum
  • School specific meetings as agreed

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