What is the opportunity?

A School Co-ordinator is a volunteer role, hosted by University of Sunderland Students Union, with an allowance of £1700 per year, paid in two instalments over the year. A School Co-ordinator will be expected to commit 3.7 hours per week, to be worked flexibly, over an academic year from July to July.

What is the role of a School Coordinator?

They work closely with fellow students, in particular Course Reps in their school, the Policy and Campaigns team at the SU and our Elected Officers, to engage with their academic development and to shape the University and broader communities.

You will represent student views within the School, fairly and accurately and take into account all students. You will be a member of The School Co-ordinators Steering Group – a joint partnership between the Students’ Union and The University of Sunderland.


To become a School Co-ordinator Volunteer, you must have at least one year’s prior experience of higher education and be a current student at University of Sunderland, and studying in the school you would like to represent. For 2019 -20 we are looking for School Co-ordinators for the following schools:

  • School of Psychology
  • School of Media & Communications
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Computer Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Culture
  • School of Social Sciences

We will not accept CV’s and covering letters for this role.

Application Deadline- 12:00 noon, 14th May  

If you are successful in shortlisting to interview please note the following dates below; 

Assessment Centre- 20th May – which will involve group activity and a one minute presentation. 

Interviews –will take place on either 21st or 22nd May. 

The interview will consist of a panel of three people. Interview date and time will be confirmed on 14th May. 

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If you would like to talk to a member of the Student Union about the opportunity, please contact Nicki Edwards, Representation Officer at or
To apply, download a recruitment pack and return your completed application form by 5pm 12th May to