Postgraduate Research Representative (HSS)

Lei Yuan


About the role:

The Postgraduate Research Representative (HSS) will gather feedback from and represent postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. You’ll also be responsible for supporting the Vice President Humanities and Social Sciences to encourage the students they represent to participate and engage with the Students’ Union.


  • Engage with and lobby Queen Mary University of London and other relevant organisations to achieve improvements for postgraduate research students
  • Seek feedback from postgraduate research students in order accurately to represent their interests
  • Attend relevant meetings within the Students’ Union and the university (see list of compulsory meetings below)
  • Where appropriate, support the Executive Committee in their duties and responsibilities and seek support from them with respect to their own duties and responsibilities
  • Cooperate and coordinate with the Postgraduate Research Subject Reps and the other Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps
  • Liaise with members of student groups relevant to the role
  • Provide regular updates on your work to the students you represent


Meetings that I attend:
  • Student Council (2 hour meeting, five times a year)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Board (1,5 hour meeting, four to five times a year)
  • Postgraduate Board (1.5 hour meeting, four to five times a year)
  • Regular meetings with the Postgraduate Research Subject Reps within Humanities and Social Sciences

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