Postgraduate Rep

Postgraduate Rep

Postgraduate Rep

Position Type: Voluntary, part-time.
Time Commitment: Approx. 3-4 hours per month (until June 2020).
Requirements: You must be a postgraduate student.

As the Postgraduate Rep, you will be responsible for representing all students studying postgrad courses at Hallam. You will give them a voice in important meetings, and influence decisions being made at the University and the Union that will affect them.

You'll have the power and resource to run events and campaigns, or influence policy change, to improve the Hallam experience for postgraduate students.

It's a fantastic opportunity to make positive change for students like you, and gain some useful experience for your CV along the way. You'll receive full training and support throughout, so all you need to bring is the passion and ideas!

If you want more detail on any of the above roles that aren't answered in the FAQs below, just email hallamelections@shu.ac.uk


What does the Postgraduate Rep actually do? ↓

They attend Union Council meetings (3 times a year, approx. 2 hours each) and Rep Committee meetings (once hour per month) where key decisions are made about Students' Union policies, campaigns and beliefs. They also can attend senior meetings at the Universiety, giving them the ability to talk to senior staff about changes postgraduate students want to see. Additionally, they can choose to run campaigns and events to introduce or influence change that they think will imrpove the student experience.

Who can be the Postgraduate Rep? ↓

The only requirement is that you're a current Hallam student studying a postgraduate degree - taught or research.

How big a time commitment is it? ↓

The time commitment is very flexible. It could be just 2-3 hours per month max, or much more if you wanted to work on lots of projects. Either way, the work can mostly be fit around your own schedule and studies, so it's very flexible.

What experience do I need? ↓

No specific previous experience is needed, just the right attitude and commitment to the role. Staff are available to support you throughout the year, so you will receive plenty of help and guidance.

What would I gain by being a student rep? ↓

You’d be in a position to make a significant positive difference to students studying at Sheffield Hallam and influence the Students’ Union’s decisions. You’d also get to improve your leadership, decision-making and communication skills, while gaining experience that will look great on your CV and boost your employability.

Want to be our next Postgraduate Rep?

Want to find out more? Think you might be interested but want to ask some questions first? Book in a quick 'Candidate Coaching' session with one of the elections team and we can talk you through anything you're unsure of: