DUSA Elections

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 continue to provide one of the best learning experiences in Scotland. Leading the collective student voice on campus, these elected, voluntary positions influence your school, DUSA and the University by lobbying on important matters which affect students. Any UoD matriculated student, who is continuing their studies across the 2020-2021 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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Representation Roles

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.

School President

Voluntary Role 

Tasks include:

• 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
• Regularly report on 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 through the student representation system 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
• Work with the School Associate Dean (Quality and Academic Standards) to assist students to play a full role in quality assurance/enhancement arrangements
• Work with the School Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) to obtain a comprehensive a knowledge of current School issues as is possible
• Promote the elections for School President in the School (this must be done impartially and can be scrutinised by the DUSA VPR)
• Hold representative forums with their School Vice-Presidents to discuss any School-wide issues

For information on the School representation system refer to theJoint Agreement on Representation

SRC Chairperson

Voluntary Role

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

Voluntary Role 

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 applies this knowledge when debating matters at Court meetings.
This position is voluntary and the post holder will undertake its duties alongside their studies. This role also gives them 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 DUSA Exec. The Vice President of Engagement is responsible for leading on the engagement of hard to reach student groups and organising 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



  • Nominations open 18 May
  • “What it means to be an Exec” Session. All candidates must attend the event on one of the following dates: 27 May 15:00 -16:00 For more info contact: ssquire@dusa.co.uk 

  • Nominations close 29 May at 12noon
  • Candidates Briefings (Mandatory) 29 May, at 3pm. After nominations close you will be invited to attend this online meeting via Teams.
  • Hustings (Online) June 3
  • Voting opens 1 June at 12noon
  • Voting closes 5 June 12noon
  • Results 5 June
  • Handover (Mandatory, Monday - Friday 9-5pm) 8- 26 June