On this page you can find out more about the voluntary Student Rep roles available, register your interest or recommend a friend!
You can only apply for one position so choose carefully.
Who are Student Reps?
Student Representation is a vital part of why DUSA and the University of Dundee, continues to be one of the best institutions in Scotland. Leading the collective student voice on campus, these elected, voluntary positions, provide you the opportunity to influence your school, DUSA and the University by lobbying for the matters that are important to students. Any UoD matriculated student, who is continuing their studies across the2018-2019 academic year can apply and standing for these roles is a great opportunity to develop your professional skills as well as helping to enhance the student experience.
If you’re looking for a full-time roles check out DUSA Exec – perfect if you’re graduating or want to take a year out of Uni.
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Be a Leader
Make Change Happen
You can only apply for one of the following roles, so choose carefully.
Want to be the lead representative in your school? Why not run to be the School President?
School Presidents work closely with your school’s Vice Presidents, Class Reps and academic staff to ensure representation reaches every level.
This opportunity allows you to achieve change by working with your school on student issues, attending important School meetings and by being a voting member of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).
To run for School President you need to be a student in that School.
• Develop a School Partnership Action Plan with the School Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and undertake activities which meet agreed aims and objectives
• Work with the Student Voice Support Officer to take forward important activities, actions and campaigns which enhance the student learning experience within the School
• Complete a report at the end of each semester which captures important developments, challenges and achievements within the School
• Engage with training and development opportunities that relate to the role of School President
• Assist the School administrative lead with the gathering of nominations and election of class representatives and Vice-Presidents ensuring a democratic procedure is followed
• Regularly communicate with School Vice-Presidents and relevant School staff in order to create a culture of feedback and information exchange through the student representation system
• Take the lead on any issues that are raised to them through the student representation system in place in the School
• Facilitate communication between the student body and senior staff regarding any problems that cannot be solved promptly by class representatives or students themselves
• Assist students to play a full role in quality assurance arrangements
• Work with the School Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) to obtain as comprehensive a knowledge of current School issues as is possible
• Promote the elections for School President in the School (this must be done to the best of their ability and can be scrutinised by the DUSA VPR)
• Hold representative forums with their School Vice-Presidents to discuss any School-wide issues
Joint Agreement on Representation
The Chair of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) not only acts as the facilitator of the Council but ensures that meetings are fair, impartial and an open platform for discussion and debate.
It is the Chair’s duty to ensure that conduct is maintained and SRC councillors work together for the best interest of the students. The Chair assists in the organisation and overall awareness of SRC councillors on campus.
The Chair is also invited to attend of DUSA’s Board of Trustees to represent the SRC at Board meetings. Training is also provided to the Chair to undertake the role effectively,
Independent Member of Court
The Independent Member of Court (IMC) sits on University Court, the highest governing body at the University of Dundee, providing an independent voice to ensure that the student body’s opinion is being heard.
The IMC works closely with student representatives to collect important feedback about the student experience and is able to report that back to members of the Court and senior staff.
This position is a voluntary which you will hold alongside your studies and also gives you a seat on the Students’ Representative Council, the highest body of student representation at the University of Dundee.
Voluntary and Paid Roles
There is also two part-time voluntary roles on the DUS Exec. The Vice President of Engagement is responsible for leading on engaging hard to reach student groups and increasing engagement in employability events. The Vice President of Fundraising is the lead representative for the Raising and Giving (RAG) campaign, managing the election of DUSA’s annual RAG charity and overseeing any related RAG projects across the year.
Dates for your Diary
- Monday 14th January – Nominations open
- 30th, 31st January and 1st February – What it means to be an Exec sessions
- Friday 8th February – Nominations close
- Monday 11th February – Deadline for colour scheme preference
- Wednesday 20th February – Candidates briefing on elections
- Thursday 21st February – Deadline for candidate publicity budget plan
- Thursday 21st February - Campaining begins
- Friday 22nd February – Launch Party, Hustings (Mandatory Exec and IMC) and voting opens (19:00)
- Monday 25th February – Rector Hustings
- Thursday 28th February 17:00 – Voting closes
- Friday 1st March – Election Results party
- 3rd – 14th June – Mandatory Executive Handover Training
Nominations Close in