Elections

Autumn Elections 2017

Nominations Open 9am Monday 25th September 2017

The Autumn Elections are your chance to shape student life here at Worcester. During this election we will elect; Part Time Officers, Student Councillors and NUS Conference Delegates.

Every single Worcester student, no matter their subject, degree level, or campus, can cast their vote for the students that will lead the Students' Union and help to make this student community what it is. Worcester Students' Union brings together Clubs, Societies, Community Volunteers, Part-Time Officers and Course and Institute Representatives, into one vibrant and active organisation.

Elections dates:

  • Nominations open: 09:00 Monday 25th September
  • Thinking of Standing Information Sessions Tuesday 26th September to Wednesday 4th October (book here from 19th September)
  • Nominations close: 12:00 noon Thursday 5th October
  • Mandatory Candidate Meeting: 13:15,  Friday 6th October
  • Voting opens: 09:00, Monday 9th October
  • Voting closes: 15:00, Wednesday 11th October 
  • Results Announced: 16:30, Wednesday 11th October in the Hangar

To follow the Autumn Elections 2017, use the #voteworc hashtag or follow the Union on Twitter and Facebook .

Thinking of standing? All the documents you need including the full elections guide and 'Campaign to Win'  our handy campaigning toolkit, can be found in the Elections Resource Hub

Positions Available:

Part Time Officers (volunteers)

  • Ethnic Minority Officer
  • International Students’ Officer
  • LGBT Officer
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • Student Disability Officer
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Welfare Officer
  • Women’s Officer

 

Student Councillors (volunteers)

  • Student Council Chair
  • Postgraduate Representative
  • City Campus Representative
  • University Managed Accommodation Representative
  • Foundation Degree/HND Representative
  • Institute of Creative Arts Representative
  • Institute of Education Representative
  • Institute of Health and Society Representative
  • Institute of Humanities Representative
  • Institute of Science and the Environment Representative
  • Institute of Sport and Exercise Science Representative
  • Worcester Business School Representative

 

NUS Conference Delegates (volunteers)

  • 2 positions available, one must self-define as female

Must be able to attend NUS Conference 27th -29th March 2018 in Glasgow

What do Part-time Officers do?

Part-time officers hold unpaid elected positions, which take a far smaller time commitment than full-time positions. Each position has a specific area of responsibility and it is the responsibility of each officer to promote that area in the activities of the Students' Union. Part-time officers continue with their studies during their time in office. 

What is Student Council?

Student Council is the overarching representative body of the Union and provides any student with the opportunity to try to influence the policy, priorities and activities of the Students’ Union.  It is made up of up to 26 students, including the full-time and part-time elected officers and additional elected Student Councillors representing a range of students from across the University, its campuses, accommodation and Institutes.

Ideas from students are discussed and debated by Student Councillors, who then vote on whether to approve these proposals and ideas. While any student can submit ideas, proposals and motions, it is only the elected members of Student Council who can vote. These decisions give direction to the Executive Committee and shape the activities of the elected officers.  Student Council holds all of the elected officers to account. 

NUS Conference

NUS is the national body for students and Students’ Unions and each year Worcester Students’ Union 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. The next Conference will take place in Glasgow from Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th March 2018.  It is a chance for all SUs to be represented and so we are electing NUS Conference delegates, who will vote on behalf of Worcester students. It might seem like a long time until March but we elect them now so they can spend time understanding Worcester Students and ensuring they know what matters to you. 

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