You can be elected to a paid role within your student union to advocate for students and lobby the university to do better.
To become a student politician at QUT, you need to win your spot at the annual Guild election. You can run in the election by yourself (as an ‘independent’) or with a group of students (‘on a ‘ticket’).
The Guild elections run in October each year, but nominations usually open in September. If you want to run, you should be getting yourself and your team ready now!
To find out more information about Guild elections, click here.
So, which positions are up for grabs? All of them!
Vice President (Secretary)*
Vice President (Treasurer)*
Clubs & Societies Officer*
First Nations Officer*
International Students Officer*
Postgraduate Students Officer*
Magazine Editors* (1 role shared between up to 5 students)
2 x Science Faculty Councillors
2 x Engineering Faculty Councillors
2 x Business & Law Faculty Councillors
2 x Health Faculty Councillors
2 x CIESJ Faculty Councillors
2 x Student members of Guild Board of Directors
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
*denotes paid positions at varying levels of part-time