School Member of Parliament

PART-TIME ROLE, paid a stipend of £500

There will be one School Member of Parliament (School MP) elected by each School (EGIS, EPS, MACS, SoSS & EBS, and SoTD).

As a School MP, you will support the Vice President Academic and work with them to fix issues faced by students to improve academic life at Heriot-Watt. You will attend School Officer Meetings every two weeks where you'll develop effective meeting management and problem-solving skills and drive positive change for students. You'll also support School Officers and Class Reps at Academic Congress, working with the VP Academic and Academic Coordinator to make sure the meetings run smoothly. You'll sit on Parliament where you'll represent your School and feedback any relevant information.

Working closely with Class Reps and School Officers will be hugely important in your role. You will work to increase the awareness of these positions within your School to make sure students understand these structures, how to contact them, and how to get the most out of their School Officers and Class Reps.

In this role we might need you to step up onto University Committees and Working Groups, giving you the opportunity to grow and develop as well as getting a behind-the-scenes look at University life.


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