The School of Pharmacy has a number of committees that are part of the governance of the school. Three of our committees are currently seeking student representatives.  These are the:

Students in all years of the BPharm(Hons) are encouraged to apply, including fourth year students who are intending to complete the UQ Intern Training Program in 2021.

Reasons to become a committee student representative:

  • Committee membership is an opportunity to represent your classmates and contribute to ongoing enhancements of the program
  • The experience of being part of the School governance will enhance your employability skills. This role will be formally acknowledged by including your photograph on the School’s website throughout your term, and via a letter of thanks from the Head of School at the end of your term

What does the role involve?

  • The role broadly requires you to present your perspective and ideas, and to also sometimes gather the views of your classmates, to inform decision making by the School
  • Induction and training will be provided to all student representatives, including a welcome morning tea hosted by the Committee Chairs
  • To better understand the work of each committee, the Terms of Reference for the committees are attached
  • The committees meet monthly between February and November.  We appreciate you may not be able to attend all meetings but would welcome your attendance as much as possible. Meetings typically last 1- 2 hours
  • If you cannot attend meetings in person, it will be possible to attend via Zoom
  • Ideally, we would like our representatives to serve for 18 months, but understand this may be impacted by how close you are to completing your program


The application process

  • To apply, please go to the Student Hub:  
  • In the section asking which committee you wish to apply for, please select “other” and type the name of at least two of the three committees listed above, in order of your preference
  • You will be asked to acknowledge that you will abide by the Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS) Faculty Student Volunteer Code of Conduct by completing a module and quiz; and also that you have read and understood the UQ Volunteers Policy
  • Under the question “Unlocking your employability”, the form asks you to provide a 100 word Expression of Interest (EOI) outlining why you would like to be a student representative on your chosen committees and what capabilities you hope to develop in the role. In your response, please also advise what duration of appointment you could complete (i.e. end date)
  • Closing date: 30 October 2020 (last day of semester)
  • Successful applicants will be advised in November 2020