About the School President role

School Presidents represent all students within an academic department or School. School Presidents work to improve collaboration between students and staff and lead a team of Class Representatives.

Specific Duties 

  • Organise and chair Student Staff Consultative Committee meetings. 
  • Sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee within your School, and the Equality and Diversity Committee. 
  • Organise Class Rep elections within your School. 
  • Act as line manager to Class Reps within your School, providing support and meeting regularly. 
  • Attend Education Committee meetings once per week, and School Presidents’ Forums twice per semester. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for students in your School. 
  • Manage your School President email account, and deal with any student concerns that arise. 
  • Represent your School to internal and external review panels. 
  • Liaise with the Director of Teaching and other staff in your School.  
  • Send a weekly email to students in your School, providing relevant updates.  
  • Host regular events to improve wellbeing and the sense of community within your School.
  • Liaise with the SRC Employability Officer, Careers Centre, Careers Link, and other School Presidents to organise internship and careers events. 
  • Promote the NSS, MEQs, Teaching Awards, and Proctor’s Award to students. 

Expected Time Commitment 

On average, you will spend 15-20 hours per week on this role. Some weeks will be more demanding than others.

Useful Skills and Characteristics  

  • Dedicated to improving all aspects of your School.
  • Experience interacting with the Class Rep or School President system.
  • Proactive, flexible, and responsive. 
  • Organised, with good time management skills. 
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills.


  • Develop public speaking and professional communication skills. 
  • Learn to negotiate with a wide range of students and staff. 
  • Work with a diverse team of highly motivated student representatives. 
  • Opportunity to work on projects developing academic wellbeing, careers, employability, and diversity among other areas 
  • Improved understanding of how the University operates. 
  • Gain experience relevant to the higher education industry. 
  • Gain hours toward a Volunteering Award, which is listed on your academic transcript. 


Only full-time undergraduate students, who will be studying at Honours level whilst holding the position, are eligible to stand for election. 

Students are only eligible to stand for election in the School from which they will graduate, according to their degree intention. 

Further Questions 

Email the DoEd or current School President if you have any questions.