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Student Trustee

Description

Student Trustees are elected via a cross-campus ballot. They are a member of the highest standing committee of the Union, where they oversee the running of the Students Union, ensure its legal compliance and decide on key financial matters.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must have attended 75% of the Unions Trustee Board and Subcommittees.

How do I find out more?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

Part-time Elected Students’ Union Officer

Description

Part-time elected Students' Union Officers are elected via a cross-campus ballot. It is a voluntary position. As a Part-time Students' Union Officer this student represented students according to the remit and manifesto that they have been elected upon via attendance at University committees and the Student Assembly.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must have attended 50% of relevant committees, inclusive of Student Assembly and University Committees.

How do I find out more?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

President

Description

The Students' Union President is a fulltime paid position elected via a cross-campus ballot. As President, the student is Chair of the Students' Union Trustee Board and is the main representative of the Students Union to the University and external bodies. The President line manages the CEO of the Students' Union with support of the Trustee Board to ensure that the Union is meeting the needs of its membership.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must have

  • Completed two full academic terms in office
  • Attended 75% of meetings

How do I find out more?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

Elected as President

Description

This student has been elected to the position of Students' Union President. They will take up position during the academic year following their final year of study. The Students' Union President is a full time paid position elected via a cross-campus ballot. As President the student will Chair the Students' Union Trustee Board and act as the main representative of the Students Union to the University and external bodies. The President will line manage the CEO of the Students' Union with support of the Trustee Board to ensure that the Union is meeting the needs of its membership.

Criteria

Elected as Students' Union Sabbatical Officer (President)

How do I find out more?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

Campaigns and Activities Officer

Description

The Students' Union Campaigns and Activities Officer is a full time paid position elected via a cross-campus ballot. Campaigns and Activities Officers undertake a range of activities within the Students’ Union. They facilitate campaigns, sports, societies and volunteering and represent the needs of students to the Student’s Union, the University and national bodies via attendance at committees, producing reports and general student activism.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must have

  • Completed two full academic terms in office
  • Attended 75% of meetings required

How do I find out more?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

Elected Campaigns and Activities Officer

Description

The Students' Union Campaigns and Activities Officer is a full time paid position elected via a cross-campus ballot. Campaigns and Activities Officers undertake a range of activities within the Students’ Union. They facilitate campaigns, sports, societies and volunteering and represent the needs of students to the Student’s Union, the University and national bodies via attendance at committees, producing reports and general student activism. This student has been elected to the position of Students' Union Campaigns and Activities Officer. They will take up position during the academic year following their final year of study.

Criteria

Elected as Students' Union Sabbatical officer (Campaigns and Activities Officer)

How do I find out more?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

Welfare and Diversity Officer

Desription

The Students' Union Welfare and Diversity Officer is a full time paid position elected via a cross-campus ballot. The Welfare and Diversity Officer aims to increase the educational, social and personal welfare provision for students and ensure that the needs of the liberation groups of students are being met by the Students' Union and University. This role is fulfilled via the attendance of committees, producing reports or general student activism.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must have

  • Completed two full academic terms in office
  • Attended 75% of meetings required

How do I find out more?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

Elected as Welfare and Diversity Officer

Description

This student has been elected to the position of Students' Union Welfare and Diversity Officer. They will take up position during the academic year following their final year of study. The Students' Union Welfare and Diversity Officer is a full time paid position elected via a cross-campus ballot. The Welfare and Diversity Officer aims to increase the educational, social and personal welfare provision for students and ensure that the needs of the liberation groups of students are being met by the Students' Union and University. This role is fulfilled via the attendance of committees, producing reports or general student activism.

Criteria

Elected as Students' Union Sabbatical officer (Welfare and Diversity Officer)

How do I find out more?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

Education Officer

Description

The Students' Union Education Officer is a full time paid position elected via a cross-campus ballot. As Education Officer this student aimed to enhance the educational and learning experience of students by liaising with academic representatives and ensuring that the Students' Union, University and Academic Departments are aware of their needs via the attendance of committees, producing reports or general student activism.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must have

  • Completed two full academic terms in office
    Attended 75% of meetings required

How do I record this activity on my HEAR?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

Elected as Education Officer

Description

This student has been elected to the position of Students' Union Education Officer. They will take up position during the academic year following their final year of study. The Students' Union Education Officer is a full time paid position elected via a cross-campus ballot. As Education Officer this student will aim to enhance the educational and learning experience of students by liaising with academic representatives and ensuring that the Students’ Union, University and Academic Departments are aware of their needs via the attendance of committees, writing of reports or general student activism.

Criteria

Elected as Students' Union Sabbatical officer (Education Officer)

How do I find out more?

Contact Nuz Fatima, Democracy Coordinator.

Department Rep

Description

As Department Rep, this student acted as a senior representative, representing the academic views of students to their departments, the University and the Students' Union, via the attendance of committees, producing reports and making presentations.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR you must have

  • Submitted two termly feedback reports completed individually
  • Submitted one Annual Report completed in a group of 5-6
  • Attended all Department Rep meetings and Warden's meeting (every 3 weeks)
  • Attended SSF and Departmental Board as well as Departmental LTQC
  • Actively promoted the Department Rep role to students and the NSS and other surveys using various methods such as VLE, emails, social media, lecture shouts and anything else that is appropriate to your course

How do I find out more?

Contact Howard Littler, Academic Representation and Communities Manager.

Student Representative

Description

As Student Representative this student has acted as an essential link between students, the Students’ Union and the University. Student Representatives are responsible for gathering and reporting on feedback from students on their programme to Departmental Student Coordinators.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must have

  • Been elected to the role in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Completed training provided by the Students' Union
  • Attended required Staff/Student Forum meetings
  • Filled in termly feedback in format required by the Students' Union

How do I find out more?

Contact Howard Littler, Academic Representation and Communities Manager.

Student Library Rep

Description

Student Library Reps receive a budget to buy library books for their department. They attend training with library staff, document their spending, and help to develop and promote Library services. SLRs develop budget management, negotiation, communication and teamwork skills, and learn to use a specialist database. Students must complete a competitive recruitment process to join this project.

Criteria

  • Attend an initial training session
  • Plan and document how you communicate with your peers to advertise the project and gather book suggestions (for example using email, social media, posters etc.)
  • Once book suggestions are received, use the Dawsonenter database to gather pricing and availability information
  • Evaluate suggestions in accordance with budget considerations and guidelines issued at the training session, then send orders through to library staff
  • Participate in 6 hours of activities related to the development and promotion of Library services. For example user experience testing, focus groups, or representing the Library at events/open days.
  • Attend 2 hours of job shadowing activities with library staff. For example observing work at the helpdesk and back-office tasks. These sessions will also include information about library and information career pathways.
  • Attend 2 catch-up meetings with library staff to report on progress.
  • Write a 500-word report about your work on the project (or an equivalent creative work).
  • Attend a final session to evaluate the project experience.

How do I find out more?

Contact Marion Harris, Library Acquisitions Supervisor.