The University’s main elections were held in March, but there are still three positions available on the Executive Committee for 2014 – 2015. The positions up for grabs are Diversity Officer, Sustainability Officer, and Welfare Officer. All students, including first years, are welcome to stand for a position or vote in the by-election.
These are part time, voluntary roles that students can take alongside their studies. As an elected officer you will be a full member of the Executive Committee and Student Council, and the hours you spend contributing to fellow students’ welfare can be logged as volunteer hours.
As an Executive Officer you’ll have the opportunity to make sure every student’s voice is heard and gain new skills and experiences that can enhance your CV and employability.
Voting will take place from September 29th until October 3rd. Campaigning may begin immediately following the Candidate’s Briefing Session, which takes place on the 26th September at 16:45. You may campaign until voting closes on Friday 3rd. Candidates will have a small campaigning budget which they may spend on materials to aid their campaign.
To stand as a candidate you must submit a 250-word-maximum manifesto – a public declaration of you intentions should you get elected – in a word document, and a separate head-and-shoulders photograph as a JPEG to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is midday on September 25th.
If you have any questions about the roles and responsibilities, contact Ruth Christie or Paul Johnston, or call into the SU Welcome Desk to make an appointment. The SU has also compiled a booklet with more information about each role and the election process, which you can find at the Welcome Desk.
You can email Ruth at email@example.com, and Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
Article by Georgie Bull. Picture by Bianca Stefaunt