What is a 'Student School Officer'?

A Student School Officer is a senior student representative for a school at RGU. It’s basically a super class rep who represents the views of students, bridges the communication between students, RGU and RGU:Union and works on projects to make things better for students at RGU.

What do they do?

That really depends on the person. They work with the student body, the University and the Union to pass on students feedback, and to act on this feedback to improve students experience. There is two main parts to what a faculty officer does:

  • Part One is all about listening to student’s feedback. There are a number of class representatives, elected officers and more which exist to listen to student’s views. Faculty Officers will be responsible for ensuring that representatives are appointed and trained and that their feedback is being listened to. This will be done through attending class representative meetings, participating in union forums and university committees and regularly communicating with staff and students.

  • Part Two is about making improvements to university life through enhancement themes. We want our faculty officers to have the power to make the changes they want to see. We encourage officers to take on particular enhancement projects to push forward ideas for changes that will improve the student experience.

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How many are there?

There is one for each school at RGU, with an additional role for a distance learning representative. 

  • Aberdeen Business School (with Management and Accounting and Finance)
  • School of Law
  • School of Creative and Cultural Business
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Applied Social Studies
  • School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
  • School of Computing and Digital Media
  • School of Engineering
  • Grays School of Art
  • Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Distance Learning

Who is my Student School Officer?

Emily Bishop
Aberdeen Business School

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk

Sarah Millar
School of Cultural and Creative Business

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk

Laura Watt & Taylor Morrison
Law School

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk

Christopher Robb
School of Applied Social Studies

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk
Lana Campbell
School of Health Sciences

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk
Shannon McManus & Kene Okafor
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk

Zainab Olatunji & Tahir Rashid
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk

Kathryn Duthie
School of Engineering

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk
Ruth Pirie
School of Engineering

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk

Aleksandra Kusowska
Grays School of Art

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk

Sophie Keast
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture
and the Built Environment

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk
Eilidh Southren
School of Computing Science and
Digital Media

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk
  Ben Dewever
Distance Learning

Email: schoolofficer@rguunion.co.uk


Why should I apply?

There are a number of different reasons why you should apply to be a Student School Officer. It is a huge amount of skills and experience that you will develop from the role, from engaging students, sitting on senior committees, or working on projects. Furthermore, individuals will receive a £150 honorarium per semester for the role, which is a gift from the university to thank students for their support over the year.

How do I apply?

Applications for Student School Officers are now open for some roles. The roles which are open for applications are:

  • School of Applied Social Studies

Anyone who is interested in becoming a Student School Officer for any of these schools should fill in the application form below. 

Fill out my online form.


If you have any questions please e-mail the President (Education and Welare).