Who are they?
The Union’s Executive Officers represent and work for Queen Mary students. They make sure students’ voices are heard when decisions are made that affect them and raise issues and run campaigns on their behalf. They also direct the Union in the way students want it to be run and to suit their needs.
The Union’s full-time officers are elected by students in a campus-wide vote. Candidates have to be students at the time of the election and have to get themselves elected if they want to take on the role. They are paid full-time jobs with a term of one academic year.
All of the Executive Officers are Trustees of the Union and, with the Board of Trustees, have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the Union and are responsible for the Union’s management, administration, governance (how the Union is structured), budget and strategy. They also meet weekly as the Executive Committee.