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Goldsmiths Students' Union

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 Meg Evans, SU Engagement Manager

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 Meg Evans, SU Engagement Manager

Elected as Full Time Students' Union Officer

Description

This student has been elected to the Full Time Officer position of the Students' Union. They will take up position during the academic year following their final year of study (or between their 2nd and 3rd years). The positions are:

  • President
  • Campaigns and Activities Officer
  • Welfare and Diversity Officer
  • Education Officer

Criteria

Elected as Students' Union Sabbatical Officer

How do I find out more?

Contact Meg Evans, SU Engagement Manager

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.

Library

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.

Student Ambassador

Student Ambassador

Description

Student Ambassadors are employed by the University to promote and enhance its reputation to prospective students and their influencers. Student Ambassadors undergo a range of training which includes making effective presentations, and working with young people. They are key to the delivery of activities which include events, campus tours, summer schools, college visits, and open days.

Criteria

  • Worked at least 20 hours as a Student Ambassador
  • Completed core training and on-line Educare programme (this only needs to be completed once)
  • Been involved in at least 3 different types of activity
  • Attended relevant training where possible.

 How do I find out more?

Find out more about being a Student Ambassador or contact Becky Gardner, Student Ambassador Coordinator.

Student Ambassador Plus

Description

Student Ambassadors are employed by the University to promote and enhance its reputation to prospective students and their influencers. They are key to the delivery of activities which include events, campus tours, summer schools, college visits, and open days. Student Ambassador PLUS recognises those actively engaged in a high level and diverse range of activity.

Criteria

  • Worked at least 40 hours as a Student Ambassador
  • Completed core training and on-line Educare programme (this only needs to be completed once in your first year as an ambassador)
  • Been involved in at least 5 different types of activity
  • Been actively engaged in one of the following programmes: Ambassador Mentoring, Goldstars, Goldsmiths Progression Scheme or Realising Opportunities, or worked on a long-term placement in an academic department or at a partner institution (school, college etc)
  • Attended relevant training where possible

How do I find out more? 

Find out more about being a Student Ambassador or contact Becky Gardner, Student Ambassador Coordinator.

Student accommodation

Halls Ambassador

Description

HA’s are trained student staff who assist the accommodation team in creating a community amongst students living in halls. They plan and deliver a range of activities from Wellbeing Walks, Open Days, and social media campaigns and submit written reports to the Resident Life Team. They develop skills in administration, team working, report writing, communication and working under pressure.

Criteria

  • Be available to attend 2 days of training in November
  • Attend additional training sessions as necessary
  • Provide a rota’ed 10 – 15 hours of residence life interaction on a weekly basis during term time during the academic year (autumn, spring & summer Terms)
  • Submit Reports on Events, Kitchen Meetings, Resident Committees & Drop in’s
  • Meet with a Senior RC on a weekly basis to provide feedback and evaluation
  • Participate in debriefing sessions
  • Be an active participant in Welcome Week, Move out and Move in, open days & applicant days (additional activity)

How do I find out more?

Contact Carol Campbell, Residence Life Manager for more information.