Become a Student Officer

Become a Student Officer

Every year, 5 students are elected by the student body to become the Student Officers of the Union.

These are full-time, paid positions and you can either take a year out of your studies to become a Student Officer or else become one immediately after you complete your studies.

You will help and represent all the 23,000+ students at Queen's, organise campaigns to make the changes they want happen and lead the Union.

The different roles have different responsibilities:


  • Represents your views on campus and beyond
  • Identifies priority issues for students
  • Co-ordinates the activities of the Union
  • Gives advice if you want to join or start a campaign

Student Officer Activities

  • Organises a range of events in the Union
  • Creates a community spirit among the students at Queen's
  • Helps you get involved in Volunteering, Enterprise and Clubs & Societies
  • Supports Clubs & Societies through training, funding and advice

Student Officer Education

  • Represents your interests relating to your academic studies
  • Helps with any academic problems you might have
  • Works with your School/Course Reps to ensure that you have a say about your education

Student Officer Equality & Diversity

  • Makes sure every student at Queen's is treated equally and fairly
  • Supports events that promote diversity and greater cultural understanding

Student Officer Welfare

  • Represents your interests relating to your welfare
  • Helps you with any welfare problems like your general wellbeing, mental and sexual health, housing and safety
  • Promotes wellbeing campaigns on campus 

Becoming a Student Officer is a really rewarding leadership role. You’ll make a huge impact at Queen’s and improve the experience of all your friends and fellow students.

Plus, you’ll meet loads of new people, get lots of training, learn new skills and even be rewarded with a Queen’s Degree Plus Accreditation.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a Student Officer, you can read about the campaigns of the current Student Officers or you can contact the Student Voice Team. They can advise you in confidence.

Nominations for the Student Leader Elections 2018 will open in December 2017. The elections will take place on Tues 27 and Wed 28 Feb 2018.