How do I nominate myself?
By nominating yourself online when the annual course rep election takes place: see the Course Rep Elections web page for the latest information.
What positions are available?
Undergraduate: Every year of your course will be represented by at least one Course Rep. Smaller courses may share a Rep between them; larger courses such as Medicine have more than one Rep per year of study.
Postgraduate Taught: Larger courses will have at least one Course Rep. Smaller courses may be grouped by subject area, and these Reps will represent several PGT courses.
Postgraduate Research: Most departments have one PGR Rep per subject/research group. A minority of these are elected through QMSU, with many departments running their own procedures. If your department is not listed, contact your department to find out more about student representation at PGR level.
Online/Distance Learning: Most online/distance learning programmes will have course reps. The practicalities of the role will differ but there is an opportunity to undertake the role.
I’m a joint honours student – what position am I eligible to stand for?
Larger joint honours courses have a dedicated Course Rep. An example of this type of joint honours Course Rep would be for History and Politics, who only represents this degree but may attend both departments’ committees. If you are on a course with a dedicated Rep, you will only be eligible to stand for this position.
Other departments with smaller joint honours courses may have one Course Rep for a group of courses. Examples of this type of Rep would include the joint honours Rep in Economics and Finance, who represents all joint honours students in the School, and the Reps in SLLF who represent all students studying their subject modules (e.g. French, Linguistics).
If you are on a really small course, there may not be specific joint honours provision. In this case, you would be eligible to stand to be the single honours Course Rep in your department. For example, Computer Science with Multimedia students could stand to be the Computer Science Rep.
If you have any questions or aren't sure which position you can stand for, contact the representation team at firstname.lastname@example.org.