Divisional Representatives (Voluntary)



Oxford SU is a charity that exists to represent the 24,000 students studying at the University of Oxford. As a student-led democratic membership organisation, an SU is unlike any other charity. It’s the issues that matter to students that drive us. Here, they can feel assured that their views count, their voice is strong, and together we’ll work to make student life even better. 

We’re committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the world and community we’re based in.  We positively encourage applications from all individuals irrespective of their gender, age, home country, ethnic background, sexuality, religious beliefs or disability.

About the role

Divisional Representatives are an important part of student representation system and as a Divisional Rep you will be responsible for representing thousands of students at a University wide level. Divisional Reps feed into our wider academic representation structures and offer oversight to divisions on current student issues and sentiment, working closely with students in your division as well as course reps and sabbatical officers.

There are four divisions at Oxford: Humanities; Social Sciences; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; and Medical Sciences. We are looking for one undergraduate and one postgraduate student in each division to take on this role. This role is to serve for academic year 2022/2023 so you must be a student of the University during this period.

Divisional Representatives will attend University Divisional Boards, as well as other committees you may be invited to. Div Reps will also attend Oxford SU Student Council and other meetings that may be arranged with the Sabbatical Officers and the Divisional Reps. Divisional Reps will also engage in feedback gathering to students within their division and reporting the current student issues back to your divisions. Div Reps will also network with course representatives in their division as well as the other Divisional Representatives to ensure a collaborative and coherent approach to academic representation.

About You 

We are looking for students who are passionate about academic matters, both within their division and in the wider HE context, and who are excellent communicators and collaborators. You will need to report progress, seek advice from, and work alongside the Oxford SU Sabbatical Officers. No previous experience is necessary, only a willingness to develop your skills and work with others. You will be guided by the Policy & Representation Coordinator, a staff member in Oxford SU, every step of the way.

Working Hours

This is a volunteer position and Divisional Representatives should be directed to put in as much time as they feel they are able to into the role. However, there are set meetings and expectations that Divisional Representatives should adhere to. We expect that the minimum time commitment for this role to be 5 hours per week. 


This is a volunteer position.  Expenses will be reimbursed where agreed. 

Application Deadline

Wednesday the 29th of June at 5pm. 

Please note: The application deadline for Representatives from the Department of Continuing Education will be Friday the 29th of July with the interview date TBC. 

Interview Date

Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week commencing the 4th of July. 

How to apply

Please complete the Application Form below, making sure to clearly state whether you are applying to be an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Divisional Rep and in which division - Humanities; Social Sciences; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; and Medical Sciences.

Completed Application Forms and Equality Monitoring Forms should be returned to jobs@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk. 

Application form

Equality Monitoring Form