Beds Student Union (SU) is proud to have such a strong student community. The dedication of our student leaders is what makes the SU so strong. Our student leaders play a key part in creating an inclusive community, whilst gaining key skills and personal development opportunities that look great on their CV.
Applications are currently open for becoming student reps for the next academic year (2022/23) who will be in charge of leading our student societies (click to view the full list) and 3 Student Networks (LGBTQ+, BAME and Students with Disabilities). Read more about the elections and put yourself forward to be a leader.
Our societies play a big part in bringing students together and creating a sense of community and all our societies are run by students - Society Committee Members. Our Society Committee Members are there to plan events and activities for their members, giving them the opportunity to learn key transferable skills. All societies must have a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson however, some societies may have specialist roles suited to their society needs, these can be found in the society constitution on the individual society web page. Society Committee positions are open to all members of the society.
The purpose of Student Networks is to represent the diverse characteristics of the Membership and exist to advance the representation of student communities that are widely acknowledged to experience or have experienced oppression, exclusion, or disadvantage. They will lead and seek change within the University, the Union, and the wider student experience for those that they represent. As the Chair or Vice-Chair of the network, you will lead the network and represent their views to the Union and University. You must be a member of the individual network to nominate yourself for the role.
The positions below are not currently being selected, please pop back later in the year for further information
As a School Rep, you will volunteer your time to champion the student educational experience in your School/Department, acting as the communication channel between the students, the Students’ Union and University of Bedfordshire staff. You will support and promote School-specific Student Voice Forums and other initiatives, advocating escalated student views (those that could not be resolved elsewhere) at meetings. You will have a strong and informed voice at Faculty Academic Board meetings - where Faculty-wide matters related to teaching and learning are discussed - working as partners with academic staff to enhance the whole educational experience. Any student can nominate themself for this role.
If School Reps are a bit too much of a time commitment, we also have Course Reps who represent students on their course (View the full role description (PDF)). These are elected in class so you will need to talk to your Course Leader if you wish to become a Course Rep.
Working on a part-time voluntary basis, the Campus Liaison Officer's key focus is to ensure that the student experience across all our campus is represented. Each University approved Campus will have Campus Liaison Officers, and these positions are open to all current University of Bedfordshire students at that campus.