The Roles


The Roles

Have a look at the 6 Full-Time and 12 Part-Time Student Officer roles available - each one is very different and has its own responsiblities.


Full-Time Student Officer Roles

These full-time paid positions run from 1 July, 2019 - 30 June, 2020.

President

The President:

  • Represents students' views on campus and beyond
  • Identifies priority issues for students
  • Co-ordinates the activities of the Union
  • Gives advice to students if they want to join or start a campaign

Role Description - President

Activities

The Student Officer Activities:

  • Organises a range of events in the Union
  • Creates a community spirit among the students at Queen's
  • Helps students get involved in Volunteering, Enterprise and Clubs & Societies
  • Supports Clubs & Societies through training, funding and advice

Role Description - Activities

Education

The Student Officer Education:

  • Represents students' interests relating to their academic studies
  • Helps with any academic problems students might have
  • Works with School/Course Reps to ensure that students have a say about their education

Role Description - Education

Equality & Diversity

The Student Officer Equality & Diversity:

  • Makes sure every student at Queen's is treated equaly and fairly
  • Supports events that promote diversity and greater cultural understanding

Role Description - Equality & Diversity

Postgraduate

The Student Officer Postgraduate:

  • Assists with any educational or academic problems that postgraduate students might have
  • Represents postgraduate students to the University to make sure that their education meets their expectations
  • Works with School & Course Reps to make sure that postgraduate students have a say in how their School and Course is run
  • Builds and supports a sense of postgraduate community in Queen’s

Role Description - Postgraduate

Welfare

The Student Officer Welfare:

  • Represents students' interests relating to their welfare
  • Helps students with any welfare problems like their general wellbeing, mental and sexual health, housing and safety
  • Promotes wellbeing campaigns on campus

Role Description - Welfare


Part-Time Student Officer Roles

These voluntary part-time unpaid positions run from 1 July, 2019 - 30 June, 2020.

Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Students' Officer

  • Is the voice of BAME students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to BAME students
  • Encourages BAME students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of racism and discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

Disabled Students' Officer

  • Is the voice of disabled students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to disabled students
  • Encourages disabled students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

Environmental & Ethical Trading Officer

  • Is the leading student voice on environmental and ethical trading issues
  • Campaigns on environmental and ethical trading issues
  • Encourages students to become more involved in environmental and ethical trading activities

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

International Students' Officer

  • Is the voice of international students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to international students
  • Encourages international students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of racism and discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

Irish Language Officer

  • Is the voice of Irish language speaking students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to Irish language speaking students
  • Works with An Cumann Gaelach (QUB) to promote the Irish language on campus
  • Produces Irish language content for campaigns and responds to Irish language communications

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

LGBT+ Students' Officer

  • Is the voice of LGBT+ students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to LGBT+ students
  • Encourages LGBT+ students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

Mature Students' Officer

  • Is the voice of mature students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to mature students
  • Encourages mature students to become more involved in the Union

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

Part-Time Students' Officer

  • Is the voice of part-time students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to part-time students
  • Encourages part-time students to become more involved in the Union

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

Student Carers' Officer

  • Is the voice of student carers in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to student carers
  • Encourages student carers to become more involved in the Union

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

Student Parents' Officer

  • Is the voice of student parents in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to student parents
  • Encourages student parents to become more involved in the Union

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

Trans Students’ Officer

  • Is the voice of Trans students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to Trans students
  • Encourages Trans students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

Women Students' Officer

  • Is the voice of women students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to women students
  • Encourages women students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Part-Time Student Officer - Role Description

The Part-Time Postgraduate Research Officer and Part-Time Postgraduate Taught Officer roles will be elected in October 2019.