Your Students' Union is led by elected student representatives, with elections taking place throughout the year for different roles. In March 2020, as well as electing the four full time, Student Officers who will lead the Students' Union, we will also be electing a variety of part time, voluntary roles. To find out more about each role, check out the information below.
You can find the job description for these roles here.
Do I need to have any experience for the role?
No prior experience is necessary, we recommend that you are:
If successful in your election, you will be supported by MDXSU staff and your fellow officers to develop a variety of skills and you'll also have the opportunity to attend external conferences and training. When you start in the role you'll have an induction which will introduce you to the organisation and the role in more detail.
Being a Student Officer is a fantastic way to kick-start your career as you will have input into the strategic leadership of the organisation on the trustee Board, learn life and business skills in a real life setting and lead an award winning organisation with 18,000 students to consistently improve the student experience. There are so many areas of work you can get experience of such as campaigning and representation, developing and delivering training for others, working with volunteers, organising events and much more, so this role could help you get to your dream job after university feeling more confident and work ready.
Student Group Leaders are students who are responsible for leading their society, liberation group, or student media platform. Most of our student groups are led by at least three Student Group Leaders who form a committee. As a Student Group Leader you’ll be responsible for:
As a Student Group Leader you will gain and develop new transferable skills, meet new people and become a role model and representative for your student group! To apply to be a Student Group Leader you’ll need to:
If successful in your election, you will need to complete a handover with the old Student Group Committee and MDXSU in April/May 2020. Once the handover is complete, you’ll be ready to start in your role.
These are a part time, voluntary roles which you can undertake alongside your studies.
Nominations for Union Council Reps will open in September. If you are interested in applying, register your interest and we'll be in touch closer to the time!
Union Council is the highest student led body of MDXSU which is responsible for hearing and questioning our Student Officers, providing direction and leading on our campaigns, and deciding the Union’s policy and stance on a range of issues. It meets 3 times a year and includes debates and discussions on a variety of topics.
It’s made up of the Student Officers, 18 Department Reps, 7 Communities Reps, Liberation Leaders and elected Student Group Leaders. The Department Rep and Community Reps positions will be open in this election.
There are 18 department reps in total, one for each department across the three Faculties.
The main focus of their role will be to represent students in their department on Union Council - shaping MDXSU’s campaigns, policy and decision making. They’ll work closely with Student Voice Leaders and the Student Officers and may also work within their department to ensure students’ views are also represented there.
There are 7 Communities Reps in total; one for each community. These are: International, Mature, Commuter, Student Parent & Carer, Erasmus & Exchange, Postgraduate and Healthcare. In this election we will not be electing an Erasmus & Exchange Rep, but will be electing this role later on in the academic year.
The main focus of this role will be to represent students from each community on Union Council - shaping MDXSU’s campaigns, policy and decision making.
These are a part time, voluntary roles which you can undertake alongside your studies. You will gain and develop new transferable skills, meet new people and become a role model and representative for other students!