Can INTO-Queen’s Students stand for election?
The rule of the agreement between INTO and Queen’s do not allow INTO-Queen’s students to stand and vote in these elections.
INTO-Queen’s students can run to be Student Councillors, School Representatives, Course Representatives and Conference Delegates instead.
Can International Students stand for election?
Definitely! International students can run in all of our Full-Time and Part-Time Student Officer elections.
If elected to a Full-Time role, you will be required to seek additional permission to stay as a Tier 4 (General Student). This is normally very straightforward. Your time spent as a Full-Time Student Officer does not count towards the maximum period that you are permitted to spend in this visa category.
The Students’ Union will even contribute to your visa costs! (Contact International Student Support for specific visa advice.)
Can I pause my postgraduate research students if I am elected?
This is usually possible, particularly if you are self-funding.
If you receive funding from the University or from an external source, there may be certain criteria that you have to meet.
Each situation will be different. Contact the Student Voice team if you have any queries.
Can I pause my postgraduate taught dissertation if I am elected?
This is usually possible, particularly if you are self-funding. Things might be a bit more complicated if you are externally funded.
Many PGT students either defer their dissertation, or complete it early if they are elected as Student Officers. We can also work out a plan to enable you to submit your dissertation on time if you are elected.
Contact the Student Voice team if you have any queries.
What disability support is provided to candidates and to Student Officers?
The Students’ Union aims to be as accessible as possible and we are continuously working to make our elections more accessible. We will make all the reasonable adjustments that we can to make our elections and our roles as accessible le as possible.
Each case will be different and require a personalised approach. If you have any queries contact the Student Voice team at the earliest possible opportunity and we can start working on a tailored support package to meet your requirements.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Student Voice team if you have any further queries!
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