The student government represents the school or university community as a whole, and makes democratic decisions on matters such as budget, issues and initiatives. It is a collective voice for students on campus. Larger student governments sometimes contain departments or branches. Seats or positions are offered, sometimes in a range of types.
A student government can be a great way to develop communication, problem-solving and leadership skills, as well as an awareness of what's going on in the community. A participant could get the chance to put forward or develop initiatives, highlight and resolve issues, fundraise, or vote on decisions. Governments can range in size and style, but nonetheless are all a great way to get involved in the student community.
For more information contact your local school or university.
Usually anyone within the school or university can apply, but applications are often carefully considered and so seats may be competitive
Usually there are little costs involved
Communication and other leadership skills can be useful
Weekly meetings are common
An application form is typical, but this varies