The Students' Union democracy and governance is ensured by three sets of groups that oversee the running of the Students' Union, ensure it remains relevant and student led.
The Officers' Committee consists of two full-time paid officers (The President and Vice-President) and eight part-time unpaid officers. All of these officers are elected by the students each March during the Annual Elections; you can find more information about the current officers and how to get in touch here.
The Officers' Committee meets every 2 weeks to update each other on progress in different campaigns or debate motions submitted by students wanting to change something. If you want to submit a motion or have something you would like the officers to consider or discuss one of the 4 representative groups is your way to do that. The officers also feed back from the different representative groups they sit on (Academic Council and Campus Life Forum)
Because the officers are elected by the students, it is important to hold them to account. This means attending meetings, asking questions and challenging them.
You can also contact the officers directly via the link above.
As a charity, the Students’ Union has a Board of Trustees to oversee the management, strategic, and administrative side of everything we do. The Board of Trustees is made up of the full time officers, one part-time officer, 3 students and 3 external trustees from a wide range of areas. Keep an eye out at the beginning of the academic year if you want to be on the Board of Trustees, we will be advertising any vacancies here.
There are 2 representative groups for students to feed directly into specific areas of the Students Unions work, each led by members of the Officers' Committee.
Each group meets at least once a semester to discuss relevant issues and make suggestions to the Officers' Committee for any relevant work to be done. Officers take discussions to the Officers' Committee meetings to influence SU activities, campaigns and decision making.
On occasion there will be themed groups and specific topics relevant to different groups of students, keep an eye on this page and Facebook to keep up to date with the themes.
The representative groups are:
We also have an Annual General Meeting (AGM) known as ALL STUDENTS MEETING every year. This is open to all students and is your chance to hear about the work we’ve done over the past year and ideas for the next, as well as voting on big changes to the Students' Union, for example changing the amount of elected officers.
QMU Students' Union Constitution
If you wish to view a copy of the QMUSU Constitution, please find a link below: