faculty officers

Faculty Officers are lead-student officers that take on responsibility for representing the academic interests of students within a division, or group of divisions, in an academic faculty. They will manage their division’s network of module and programme representatives and will lead a project to improve the student experience within the faculty – in direct response to your feedback through annual surveys such as the National Student Survey, Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey or Stirling Experience Survey.

Faculty Officers are also involved in the inner working of the faculty and University, providing student input into proposals and initiatives designed to improve the overall student experience.

The Faculty Officer scheme is run by the University of Stirling Students’ Union with support from the University of Stirling. Officers are line managed by the Vice President Education in the Students’ Union but will also work with senior members of staff in each faculty too. All officers undergo a rigorous training programme to ensure their equipped for to effectively represent the interests of their students.  

Undertaking a Faculty Officer role can be a significant commitment (around 2.5 hours per week). As such, Faculty Officers are paid for their work, and are appointed through a recruitment process in Spring each year. There are a total of 19 positions available each year, ensuring coverage to all areas within the University.

New Faculty Officers will take up their roles in the Autumn. If you’d like any further information about the Faculty Officer role, then please feel free to contact the VP Education (education.union@stir.ac.uk)