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Autumn Elections 2018

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BAME Officer

The BAME Students Officer is responsible for representing the views and interests of minority ethnic students within the Students’ Union and the University, encouraging the participation of minority ethnic students in the Union and advancing the welfare of such students.
  • Organise and chair the BAME Students Officer Committee
  • Be a student counsellor and play an active role in the Student Council
  • Ensure the particular needs of minority ethnic students are responded to and reflected in the activities and practices of the Students; Union
  • Be an ex officio of University committees, as set out in Appendix (A) and others such as may be required and represent the views of membership within those meetings, including the preparation of reports as required
  • Attend and participate in relevant training courses, conferences and events, particularly those with an emphasis on minority ethnic students.
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the union constitution
  • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office of which they have been elected
  • To seek the views and needs of the students they represent and promote them within the union and the university and to external bodies as appropriate
  • To plan and carry out campaigns relating to their role and to contribute to cross-campaigns as required
  • To fulfil any democratic mandates and adhere to and promote any matters of the Union policy that bear upon their role
  • To ensure the successful execution of their responsibilities and the proper conduct of the committees and meetings which they coordinate
  • To work to ensure the success of the Union and to encourage participation in its democratic, academic, social and recreational activities
  • To be a Student Counsellor and play an active role in Student Council
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Chair of Student Council

Work with SU staff and officers to plan Student Council meetings Ensure that Student Council is promoted, that meetings are well publicised and that officer reports, students proposals, trustees’ reports etc are made available in advance of meetings. Chair Student Council meetings impartially, ensuring that Student Councillors are heard and that voting is conducted fairly. Chair the annual general meeting (all student meeting).
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International Students' Officer

The International Students Officer is responsible for representing the views and interests of International Students within the Students’ Union and the University, encouraging the participation of International Students in the Union and advancing the welfare of such students.
  • Organise and chair the International Students Officer Committee
  • Be a student counsellor and play an active role in the Student Council
  • Ensure the particular needs of International Students are responded to and reflected in the activities and practices of the Students’ Union
  • Be an ex officio of University committees, as set out in Appendix (A) and others such as may be required and represent the views of membership within those meetings, including the preparation of reports as required
  • Attend and participate in relevant training courses, conferences and events, particularly those with an emphasis on International students.
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the union constitution
  • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office of which they have been elected
  • To seek the views and needs of the students they represent and promote them within the union and the university and to external bodies as appropriate
  • To plan and carry out campaigns relating to their role and to contribute to cross-campaigns as required
  • To fulfil any democratic mandates and adhere to and promote any matters of the Union policy that bear upon their role
  • To ensure the successful execution of their responsibilities and the proper conduct of the committees and meetings which they coordinate
  • To work to ensure the success of the Union and to encourage participation in its democratic, academic, social and recreational activities
  • To be a Student Counsellor and play an active role in Student Council
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LGBT+ Officer

The LGBT+ Officer is responsible for representing the views and interests of LGBT+ students within the Students’ Union and the University, encouraging the participation of LGBT students in the Union and advancing the welfare of such students.
  • Organise and chair the LGBT Students’ Committee through the LGBT+ society
  • Be a student counsellor and play an active role in the Student Council
  • Ensure the particular needs of LGBT students are responded to and reflected in the activities and practices of the Students; Union
  • Be an ex officio of University committees, as set out in Appendix (A) and others such as may be required and represent the views of membership within those meetings, including the preparation of reports as required
  • Attend and participate in relevant training courses, conferences and events, particularly those with an emphasis on LGBT students.
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the union constitution
  • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office of which they have been elected
  • To seek the views and needs of the students they represent and promote them within the union and the university and to external bodies as appropriate
  • To plan and carry out campaigns relating to their role and to contribute to cross-campaigns as required
  • To fulfil any democratic mandates and adhere to and promote any matters of the Union policy that bear upon their role
  • To ensure the successful execution of their responsibilities and the proper conduct of the committees and meetings which they coordinate
  • To work to ensure the success of the Union and to encourage participation in its democratic, academic, social and recreational activities
  • To be a Student Counsellor and play an active role in Student Council
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Mature Students' Officer

The Mature Students Officer is responsible for representing the views and interests of Mature Students within the Students’ Union and the University, encouraging the participation of Mature Students in the Union and advancing the welfare of such students.
  • Organise and chair the Mature Students Officer Committee
  • Be a student counsellor and play an active role in the Student Council
  • Ensure the particular needs of Mature Students are responded to and reflected in the activities and practices of the Students; Union
  • Be an ex officio of University committees, as set out in Appendix (A) and others such as may be required and represent the views of membership within those meetings, including the preparation of reports as required
  • Attend and participate in relevant training courses, conferences and events, particularly those with an emphasis on Mature Students.
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the union constitution
  • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office of which they have been elected
  • To seek the views and needs of the students they represent and promote them within the union and the university and to external bodies as appropriate
  • To plan and carry out campaigns relating to their role and to contribute to cross-campaigns as required
  • To fulfil any democratic mandates and adhere to and promote any matters of the Union policy that bear upon their role
  • To ensure the successful execution of their responsibilities and the proper conduct of the committees and meetings which they coordinate
  • To work to ensure the success of the Union and to encourage participation in its democratic, academic, social and recreational activities
  • To be a Student Counsellor and play an active role in Student Council
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NUS Conference Delegate

NUS Conference Delegates from Worcester Students' Union at the 2018 NUS Conference from 27/03/2018 to 29/03/2018 in Glasgow.

In order to comply with a resolution passed at the 2014 NUS conference, at least one of our three delegates must self-identify as a woman.

If you are nominating yourself as an NUS Conference Delegate and self-identify as a woman please check the box here.  

In submitting your nomination you hereby agree to adhere to all of the rules and regulations set out by the:
1) Candidates' Code of Conduct
2) Trustee Eligibility Declaration (only applicable to nominees of full time officer positions.)

It is essential that all nominees attend the Candidates’ Briefing from 13:15-14:45 on Friday 6th October in BY1150.

If you are genuinely unable to attend, you must notify t.hewesbelton@worc.ac.uk before the briefing to make an alternative arrangement.

Failure to attend will be reported to the Elections Committee and may result in you being ineligible to be a candidate for election.

The NUS is the national body for students and Students’ Unions and each year we pay an affiliation fee to be members of NUS (voted for in our Annual General Meetings).  National Conference is NUS’ sovereign decision-making body. It meets once a year for three days. This year’s Conference will take place in Glasgow from 27/03/2018 to 29/03/2018.  It is a chance for all SUs to be represented and so, as an NUS Conference delegate, you will be voting on behalf of Worcester students.

The purpose of the conference is to:

  • Democratically debate motions and pass policy from students unions across the UK
  • Hold current leadership to account for their work over the past year
  • Discuss, amend and approve policy reports from each of the five Zones
  • Adopt decisions made by each of the Nations, Student Sections and Liberation Campaigns
  • Elect and appoint people to various committees, trustee board and student leadership positions
  • Hold an AGM, receiving the annual report and accounts and approving the budget for the coming year

Unions across the country are allocated spaces for the conference according to student numbers at their institutions. Worcester Students’ Union has three allocated spaces for 2016. One space is reserved for the current President and the other two taken by University of Worcester students elected by cross-campus ballot.  In order to comply with a resolution passed at the 2014 conference, at least one of our three delegates must self-identify as a woman and all those attending must be elected to do so by their fellow students. Attending NUS Conference is quite an experience – a great mix of serious business, inspiring speakers, lively debates and brilliant night-time events too!

This is a great opportunity to get involved with the student movement at a time of significant change and political challenge. Delegates will have all of their expenses paid and will be expected to report back on their experiences.

Please note you do not have to stand for any other elected positions in order to stand as an NUS delegate, but a candidate for a full-time officer role may also choose to stand as a conference delegate. 

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Student Councillor - City Campus Rep

All Student Councillor Responsibilities: • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - Foundation and HND Course Students

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - Postgraduate Rep

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - School of Allied Health and Community

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - School of Humanities

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - School of Nursing and Midwifery

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - School of Psychology

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - School of Science and the Environment

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - School of Sport and Exercise Science

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - School of the Arts

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - Students living in University managed accommodation Rep

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor - Worcester Business School Rep

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Councillor -School of Education

All Student Councillor Responsibilities • To play an active role in Student Council. • To represent the views of the students they were elected to represent at Student Council • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union’s Constitution and policies; • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office to which they have been elected;
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Student Disability Officer

The Student Disability Officer is responsible for representing the views and interests of students with disabilities within the Students’ Union and the University, encouraging the participation of students with disabilities in the Union and advancing the welfare of such students.
  • Organise and chair the Student Disability Committee
  • Be a student counsellor and play an active role in the Student Council
  • Ensure the particular needs of students with disabilities are responded to and reflected in the activities and practices of the Students; Union
  • Be an ex officio of University committees, as set out in Appendix (A) and others such as may be required and represent the views of membership within those meetings, including the preparation of reports as required
  • Attend and participate in relevant training courses, conferences and events, particularly those with an emphasis on disabled students.
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the union constitution
  • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office of which they have been elected
  • To seek the views and needs of the students they represent and promote them within the union and the university and to external bodies as appropriate
  • To plan and carry out campaigns relating to their role and to contribute to cross-campaigns as required
  • To fulfil any democratic mandates and adhere to and promote any matters of the Union policy that bear upon their role
  • To ensure the successful execution of their responsibilities and the proper conduct of the committees and meetings which they coordinate
  • To work to ensure the success of the Union and to encourage participation in its democratic, academic, social and recreational activities
  • To be a Student Counsellor and play an active role in Student Council
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Sustainability Officer

The Sustainability Officer is responsible for representing the interests of members in the development of environmentally sustainable working practices and activities within the Students’ Union and the University and raising awareness of sustainability issues amongst students.
  • Organise and chair the Sustainability Committee
  • Be a student counsellor and play an active role in the Student Council
  • Be an ex officio of University committees, as set out in Appendix (A) and others such as may be required and represent the views of membership within those meetings, including the preparation of reports as required
  • Attend and participate in relevant training courses, conferences and events, particularly those with an emphasis on environmental sustainability issues as they relate to students.
  • Liaise with the University and work with them to plan and execute events and activities, which engage students in understanding environmental issues, exploring sustainable solutions, reducing energy use and benefits of recycling and re-using. Specifically a recycle/re-use event should be organized at the end of the academic year in halls of residence. 
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the union constitution
  • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office of which they have been elected
  • To seek the views and needs of the students they represent and promote them within the union and the university and to external bodies as appropriate
  • To plan and carry out campaigns relating to their role and to contribute to cross-campaigns as required
  • To fulfil any democratic mandates and adhere to and promote any matters of the Union policy that bear upon their role
  • To ensure the successful execution of their responsibilities and the proper conduct of the committees and meetings which they coordinate
  • To work to ensure the success of the Union and to encourage participation in its democratic, academic, social and recreational activities
  • To be a Student Counsellor and play an active role in Student Council
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Welfare Officer

The Welfare Officer is responsible for representing the views and interests of students on welfare matters within the Students’ Union and the University, encouraging the participation of students in the Union and advancing the welfare of such students.
  • Organise and chair the Welfare Committee
  • Be a student counsellor and play an active role in the Student Council
  • Ensure the welfare needs of  students are responded to and reflected in the activities and practices of the Students; Union
  • Be an ex officio of University committees, as set out in Appendix (A) and others such as may be required and represent the views of membership within those meetings, including the preparation of reports as required
  • Attend and participate in relevant training courses, conferences and events, particularly those with an emphasis on welfare issues.
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the union constitution
  • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office of which they have been elected
  • To seek the views and needs of the students they represent and promote them within the union and the university and to external bodies as appropriate
  • To plan and carry out campaigns relating to their role and to contribute to cross-campaigns as required
  • To fulfil any democratic mandates and adhere to and promote any matters of the Union policy that bear upon their role
  • To ensure the successful execution of their responsibilities and the proper conduct of the committees and meetings which they coordinate
  • To work to ensure the success of the Union and to encourage participation in its democratic, academic, social and recreational activities
  • To be a Student Counsellor and play an active role in Student Council
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Women's Officer

The Women’s officer is responsible for representing the views and interests of female students within the Students’ Union and the University, encouraging the participation of female students in the union and advancing the welfare of such students.
  • Organise and chair the women’s committee
  • Be a Student Councillor and play an active role in Student Council
  • Ensure the particular needs of female students are responded to and reflected in the activities and practices of the Students’ Union
  • Be an ex officio member of university committees, as set out in Appendix (A) and others such as may be required and represent the views of membership within those meetings, including the preparation of reports as required
  • Attend and participate in relevant training courses, conferences and events, particularly those with an emphasis on female students.
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the union constitution
  • To behave always in a manner that maintains the good reputation of the Union and the office of which they have been elected
  • To seek the views and needs of the students they represent and promote them within the union and the university and to external bodies as appropriate
  • To plan and carry out campaigns relating to their role and to contribute to cross-campaigns as required
  • To fulfil any democratic mandates and adhere to and promote any matters of the Union policy that bear upon their role
  • To ensure the successful execution of their responsibilities and the proper conduct of the committees and meetings which they coordinate
  • To work to ensure the success of the Union and to encourage participation in its democratic, academic, social and recreational activities
  • To be a Student Counsellor and play an active role in Student Council
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